Updated: Apr 22
What do we even know about life itself?
So, what do we know?
We’re floating on a rock in space. We move around with these bodies that seem to function all by themselves. We constantly move through a sea of experiences as we touch, smell, hear, see, taste, feel… and process emotions. And, of course, we die. Someday. That much is certain.
But whilst we are alive, we try to experience as much as we can. We try to be successful, to get noticed, to be loved; we hustle and work for money that will pay for our food, our homes, our families, our clothes, our cars and our bills.
And beyond that, there’s that funny little thing that is thought. We have lots of tiny thoughts to try and make sense of it all. To try and understand, to search for a way to direct, control and manage the experiences that we have… to decide what we should and shouldn’t do.
All of us can agree that, for us humans, this the experience of life on Earth.
Life in the human illusion
Before we get to that, let’s break down life on Earth and what us creatures usually get up to.
You wake up in the morning and you have breakfast. Specific breakfast foods. You then go to school to learn the things you’re told to learn. At the end of the day, you go home and you have homework.
When you go to work, well… you work. Halfway through the day you stop, you eat lunch and you go back to work. Then you go home again. You might do some housework, cook dinner, eat dinner, and maybe watch some television or do some reading.
You then go to sleep for eight hours or so. You wake up, and do it all over again.
On the weekend, you have two days of free time. This is when you can really try to develop your own projects. But you sort of need to rest. You also need to go shopping, do the laundry, watch or play competitive games… pick up that hobby you keep saying you’ll get into.
And in-between, you fill up all the gaps with social media. You scroll through memes, and read strangers thoughts and opinions on the world, and you scroll through snapshots of other people’s life, comparing it to your own.
You repeat this all year, as you look forward to the holidays you get. A week or two is taken up by Christmas. After Christmas is over and you’re in the January slump, you’re planning a week or two off over summer, where you can finally catch some sun and get the proper rest you deserve, so you count down the days…
But why does it have to be like that? Do we do this because everyone else does it, so we think we should too?
Why are we living in this human illusion?
But how often do you question who you are? What you are capable of? How often do you actually question this reality you live in?
Why do we have three meals a day? Why do we have specific breakfast foods? Why do we have to do homework when we get home from school… Why do we have to do all of our sleep in one go? Why are so many jobs 40 hours or more a week, 48 weeks a year?
And, even more importantly, how often do you have the time, to do NOTHING, with no guilt. How often do you have time to reflect, with no distractions, on who you really are.
Breakthrough experiences happen in the space of NO THOUGHT
Science doesn't tell us much, if anything, about why we dream at night, the mysteries of near death experiences, mystical experiences with plant medicines, meditation or out of body experiences. All of these things have one thing in common. They only happen when you are doing NOTHING. When you are in a space of no thought.
When you look at it this way, you can’t help but think, why so many mystical or extraordinary experiences shut down as conspiracy or delusion when there are millions of shared, spontaneous experiences all around the world.
Maybe most of us are just not given time to even think about it, let alone have these experiences for ourselves.
Our attention is consumed by what we think, do and talk about every day. Subsequently, our attention is never on nothing. And even if we do, we’re taught to feel guilty about doing nothing.
You can exit the human thought illusion
Over 50% of the planets wealth is owned by only 1% of the population. And these people don’t just own the banks, but the media too. It would be so simple to spread out the wealth, to end all poverty, to spread more knowledge, for everyone to be able to DO a little less, THINK a little less, and to simply BE and experience much more. It would be so easy. So, why not?
That's some real food for thought to ponder upon.
But even more importantly, is there a way we can take control, and start to do this for ourselves?
The answer is YES!
You can exit the destructive cycle of the human illusion, and pave a life beyond your wildest dreams.
When you start to ask the right questions, and stop paying attention to the same thoughts that have cycled on repeat for the most part of your life, you might find that the possibilities of who you really are and what you are capable of, is so much more enriching, beautiful and magical that you have ever imagined before.
You just need to start asking why. Try spending a bit more time and attention, without any worries of what you should and shouldn’t be doing, by simply thinking nothing at all.