Every truth is only half true. Every truth has its absolute truth and its relative truth, but there is a difference between absolute truth and relative truth and they often contradict each-other. The key to understanding the great teachers and spiritual leaders of the past is being able to discern when they are speaking from an absolute perspective of a relative perspective. The relative truth about the nature of reality, the truth we experience and are familiar with, is that the universe is very real and physical place, and it is true statement. But the absolute truth, experienced by what we would call God, is that the universe IS a mental construction existing only within the realms of consciousness, and this is also a true statement despite their contradiction. Many people get lost in half truths, by not understanding the difference between absolute and relative truth. It’s about finding the middle path and being aware of both the absolute and relative.
How do you know that death is a tragedy? How do you know that death is the end? How do you know that you are your body? How do you know that consciousness is not eternal? How do you know that you can trust your senses? How do you know that we see things the same? How do you know that my blue is not purple to you, and called pink by both of us? How do you know that things are still there, if you're not looking at them? How do you know that it's not an illusion? How do you know that there is anything behind you? How do you know that you are not dreaming? How do you know that evil exists? How do you know that good exists? How do you know that time is linear? How do you know that times not speeding up? How do you know that between each moment time doesn't stop for 1000 years? How do you know that yesterday really happened? How do you know that people are not the creation of your mind? How do you know that you're not the only one here? How do you know that you not alone? If you want to find the answers, you have to ask the questions. If you want to find the truth, you must question the answers.
Your body is a creation of your mind, your world is a creation of your thoughts, and our universe is the collective creation of independent "bubbles" of consciousness, contained within the mind of "God". There is no "out there", out there. The mind, the consciousness, and the soul are not contained within the body, the planet, and the universe. The body, the planet, and the universe are contained within the mind, the consciousness, and the soul. You are the eternal consciousness that is the source of all consciousness, experiencing life though the filter, the lens, of the experiences you are exposed to in this temporary experience, this mental construction, where you have forgotten that you are the very force animating the world around you, the characters you interact with, and the experiences you have. I am you experiencing life through my eyes; you are me experiencing life through your eyes. Together we explore this holographic, meditative, mental universe exiting only within the one consciousness that is within all consciousness.
Living in a world powered by electricity, with ever diminishing sources of fuel, the question of whether or not to embrace environmentally hazardous methods of producing new energy sources continues to grow. Methods like hydraulic fracturing commonly referred to as fraking, have grown more prominent in Texas, the United States, and around the world. In 2003 a natural gas company based in Fort Worth Texas, called Range Resources, was among the pioneers of Hydraulic Fracturing. Marcellus Shale a promising deposit of natural gas in Pennsylvania had been previously inaccessible by conventional methods, however geologists long believed that trapped within the shale were large amounts of natural gas, entombed in the rocks for thousands of years. Hoping to tap into this large deposit of natural gas, Range Resources turned to a new method of extraction, hydraulic fracturing.