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.
When its seems like the burden is far to large or to heavy to carry, always remember....
Pressure turns coal into diamonds, There is a rainbow after the heaviest rains, It takes a cocoon to turn a caterpillar into a butterfly, Beautiful flowers grow out of the dirt, Forest fires germinate seeds and create new life, The universe started with an explosion, and you are the result of all that has happened to you.
Sometimes life has to be a little rough, to polish and shape us into our purest form. So embrace the pressure, embrace the flames. Let them shape you, let them mold you, into something new and beautiful. Let the impurities melt away, and you will be left with only the purest , most beautiful parts of yourself. The largest burdens are placed on those who are most capable of carrying them.
God speaks every language and every dialect, to every person in every culture. God uses men and women from around the world and all throughout history to teach us more about both our own true nature and the nature of existence. Differences between cultures have caused many different descriptions in the religious texts of humanity. Religious and spiritual texts should not be viewed as competing doctrines vying for your devotion, but as guides to help you walk the path only you can walk. Our personifications of "God" may differ, but they are all, in truth, describing the same God. God is not concerned with what book you read that helped you to know him; God does not care what name you give him, or what religion you claim as your own. You are not punished for not knowing God, and there is no devil after your soul. What believe in God brings, is not salvation, and is understanding and wisdom. It does not matter how you come to know God, what matters is that you know God. But the salvation or damnation of your soul is not dependent on believe in God, because your soul was never at stake. All religions and sciences are different puzzle pieces of the same puzzle. What is gained from believe in God is a greater understanding of yourself, the world, and the universe. You will not be punished for not believing in God, there is no hell (besides the hell your mind creates) but there is reward in believing....the reward is not "heaven", the reward is wisdom, understanding, peace, and love.
Anger is the anchor keeping you in the harbor of sorrow and despair, forgiveness is the winds that carry you into the sea of peace and bliss. Learn to go beyond forgiveness; learn to be thankful for the experiences and the lessons learned. Without these experiences you would not be who you are today. Don't forgive and forget, instead you should forgive and be thankful, learn what lessons your experiences can teach, because you cannot and will not learn them any other way. Every moment is an opportunity to discover something new about yourself, don't let them pass by. Fool’s focus on what they lost, Wise men focus on what they gained. You cannot change the things that happen to you, but you can change how it makes you feel, only then will you find the peace that has always been within you. The world cannot tell you who you are, only you can know who you are, be the kind of person you wish others would be. Maybe there is a reason life seems so difficult, Pressure turns coal into diamonds. Maybe there is a reason for the storms, without the rain there is no rainbow. Struggling is inevitable, but suffering is optional. Everything happens exactly how it is supposed to, exactly when it is supposed to. So stop worrying, stop swimming upstream, just ride the flow of the stream we call life. You will find it much more satisfying.
When a child is born its sense-organs are brought in contact with the outer world. The waves of sound, heat, and light beat upon its feeble body, its sensitive nerve fibers quiver, the muscles contract and relax in obedience: a gasp, a breath, and in this act a marvelous little engine, of inconceivable delicacy and complexity of construction, unlike any on earth, is hitched to the wheel-work of the Universe. The little engine labors and grows, performs more and more involved operations, becomes sensitive to ever subtler influences and now there manifests itself in the fully developed being - Man - a desire mysterious, inscrutable and irresistible: to imitate nature, to create, to work himself the wonders he perceives. Inspired in this task he searches, discovers and invents, designs and constructs, and enriches with monuments of beauty, grandeur and awe, the star of his birth. He descends into the bowels of the globe to bring forth its hidden treasures and to unlock its immense imprisoned energies for its use. He invades the dark depths of the ocean and the azure regions of the sky. He peers into the innermost nooks and recesses of molecular structure and lays bare to his gaze worlds infinitely remote. He subdues and puts to his service the fierce, devastating spark of Prometheus, the titanic forces of the waterfall, the wind and the tide.
"God" is not some separate personification, some old man in the clouds watching and judging you, waiting to decide if you will go to heaven or hell based on your limited understanding of the true nature of "God". How can any human with our finite perspectives, ever get a full view of the limitless nature of "God". "God" exists outside of space and time, it is the force that holds the universe together, it is what keeps the laws of physics the way they are, and it is the awareness from which all awareness arises. It is not a he nor is it a she, but it is you and it is me.
"God" is the infinite void, it is everything, and is nothing. Nothing can be added to infinity, and nothing can be taken away, it cannot be divided, and it cannot be multiplied. How then could the universe be created? How can "God" construct something without any materials to use to build? The same process we humans use to create without adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing, without using outside materials. We were created and our contained within the mind of "God", we are the "imagination" of the infinite awareness that we call "God".
Before the beginning there was only absolute consciousness, and from that consciousness, the laws of space and time arose. At some given moment consciousness decided to begin creating. But how can something create if nothing can be added to it, nor taken from it, and it cannot be divided, nor multiplied. There is only one way for consciousness to create without outside materials, and that is mentally, with their mind, their imagination. So from the Imagination of the absolute conciseness, arose the entire universe, inhabited by the characters of its dreams. In order to learn more about itself, it chose to animate each individuated point of consciousness, while simultaneously forgetting it was the creator of the entire universe. much like we do in our own dreams (as above, so below) Your consciousness is the same that created the universe, we are all one, we just chose to forget, so we could learn more about ourselves from a fresh perspective. Just as Romeo and Juliet are really just the mind of Shakespeare, we are the mind of "The All", this does not mean you are "God" it means "God" is you. Shakespeare is Romeo and Juliet, and all the characters in all his plays, but that does not make Romeo Shakespeare, it makes him a part of Shakespeare. What if we are the imagination of ourselves, living out a dream within our mind, forgetting we are the dreamer? The idea that there is something; seems equally as illogical as there being nothing. For how could something ever arise from nothing? For there to be something, it would seem there would have to be a period before something arose when nothing existed. The question of where is nothing, is as equally perplexing as where is something? Where is this universe contained? What is on the outside of our "something”? The obvious answer would appear to be "no Thing" but how could it be true that inside of nothing, is everything? The only logical conclusion is that everything is contained within nothing, and nothing is contained within everything. It’s quite a mind puzzler. We are everything and we are nothing, we are everywhere and we are nowhere, we are everyone and we are no one, we are eternal and we are nonexistent, we are creators and we are creations.
How do you know that consciousness is not eternal? 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 you are who you are? 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?