"Reality is shaped by your Belief"
As one looks outwards one will be able to see the sky, cars, building and people.
As one looks inwards into one's mind of memory and imagination one can still see the sky, cars, building and people.
Which Reality is real?
This article is about addressing the nature of Reality and the ways our perception of Reality can create Suffering Within.
Reality In Depth
"What we see on the outside is perceived by the Mind inside"
Some may say that Reality is something that can be seen.
Some may say that Reality is something that can be touched.
Some may say that Reality is something that never changes.
If we were to analyze religiously which things are “real” and what things are “not real” we will simply end up on a path of Confusion.
Clarity comes when we simply realize that there is an external reality and an internal reality.
External Reality is the physical world that we can touch and see. It is where the streets, the people, the buildings, the trees and sky are. The air you breathe are very real. The fire that you put your hand through is very real and it can hurt you.
Internal Reality is the conscious world within composed of our thoughts and emotions – the place of ideas, the finer senses, the reactions are. These are very real too, for example the feeling of boredom and sadness is very real! Imagining that someone had betrayed you when they havent can also be very real!
Relationship between Inner and Outer World
Our internal reality can be created through our interaction with the external reality (Perception).
And each person will perceive their external reality differently.
For instance, our loved one gave us a chocolate cake for a birthday present and that has made us happy.
But that same cake can make someone else upset because they may think “Did they not know that I don’t like chocolate?”
Thus the quality of our experience in the Outer World will depend on our inner reality rather than what is actually happening on the outside.
Thus it is easy to come to the belief that it is the cash that is in front of our eyes that is making us happy but when we look inwards what we will discover is that it is precisely our perception of the cash that created the happiness within.
So realize that a person can be surrounded by billion dollars worth of gold and beautiful women but still feel worthless and lonely.
It matters not whether you are a prince, a king or a celebrity, the quality of your experience will all recede back to your inner reality.
Thus when we want to address the issues of unhappiness at the root level we need to make the inward journey to address the cause of our inner reality / Perception.
It is easy to not be aware of this because it is much easier to look and point at the external reality as the cause for our suffering, for instance to blame the person who has just said something that made us angry rather than looking inwards.
But realize that the external reality we experience exists to help us bring our awareness to what is waiting to be addressed inside.
Without addressing as to why we are always reacting negatively to that experience and always blaming people for our negativities we will continue to experience suffering when the same external situations arise again.
Thus it is important to address our internal Reality if we wish to live a happy life. But this is not to say to ignore the External Reality – both sides has to be addressed i.e. It is important to eat well and to live well in a positive environment.
To address our sufferings, our unhappiness, our limitations, our negativities we have to begin the transformation from within. No matter what we do on the outside, which country we travel to, how much money we make, how famous we become - If we do not transform the quality of our Inner World then the quality of all our experiences will stay the same.
Path Of Creator
Reality In Relation To The Path Of Creator
The Path begins first with understanding the difference between external and internal reality.
The journey is about building awareness the relationship between one's internal and external reality so one can develop the Knowing of how they work with each other. The relationship is learnt through observing one's reaction (internal world) whilst in their external experiences (external world). Through such observation one will be able to understand deeper about The Self at the internal world.
The journey is about transforming the Negative Ideas within which are creating Suffering in the depths of the Mind. These Negative Ideas are brought out into Light through experiencing the Outer Reality.
Realize that our experiences in the World Outside can only be as positive as our negativity allows us. For instance, if we dislike being judged, then the quality of our experience will be a negative one whenever we are around a person who seems "judging" even though they may not be.
It is only when we work towards finding the Deeper Causes of our Negative Reactions towards being judged and addressing it i.e. releasing the fear of being judged by becoming more self-confident, then we can begin to Realize how much we are often "over-reacting."
As one ventures even deeper into oneself, one will also be able to see the reality of what each layers of the Self represents, i.e. surface thoughts, deeper thoughts, surface emotions, deeper emotions and then develop the awareness to distinguish the difference between the reality of one's own personality created by one's thoughts and imagination and the Reality of The Self that is observed through their core reactions. And as one deepens their awareness they will be able to begin observing the deeper reality, the reality of the Heart - the reality of the Soul.
The destination istowards the ability to see reality as is without judgement and without imagination. When one can see into the ocean without tides then one can see their reflection / reality with full clarity.
Develop Experienced Knowledge
Hold your awareness of the Inner World in every moment. This will allow you to observe all sorts of reactions that arise in every moment as you pass throughout the day and understand that there is both an external reality and an internal reality.
The Creator's MeditationLink here
And by practising the Creator's Meditation will greatly help because through the practice one will develop the foundation to be ever more Still than before.
Through the practice of letting the emotions and thoughts come and go as is, one will begin to experience the temporariness of the Suffering Reality as one's Negative Ideas begin to dissolve as they arise, as one’s negative sensations rise and dissolve as one simply lets go of the need to react to it.
When one experiences such a dissolution of Reality each time they arise they will begin to realize the nature of reality which is ever changing and temporary in the world within. It is then one can begin to see Deeper into The Self to see the Deeper Causes of the Negative Reactions within and find the cause as to the Cause of the Suffering Reality.
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