It appears that from the naked eye, God, The Universe whoever you believe created us, or however you believe we were created none the less we have been given a capacity of awareness from the physical reality. You could call it the imperfection of life.
This capacity of awareness is created from the illusions that our mind has created. It could be said that we were given this capacity of awareness, the illusions that we are self-created so that we can have the experience of going beyond them over and over until death to the world do us part.
It is the direct experience of breaking the illusion that has held us back from experiencing the peak of life which gives life it’s flavor, it’s totality.
Consider the feelings or emotions that make you feel good and bad. Well the dual nature of physical reality is the illusions of good and bad and that there is limitation. In many eastern philosophies this is known as Non Duality or “Nondualism” and when identified with anything even remotely divided we can’t experience the peak of life or the peak of experience which is Nirvana.
And illusion could simply be summed up by the lack of awareness. The key thing to know is even the most aware human beings on the planet now and who have ever lived, we’re not free from illusions in some way, shape or form.
What is awareness?
Awareness is by its nature is infinity.
So what does that tell me?
The best these words can do is point in the direction of it but by the word itself is limited that it splits reality in half or sometimes even more.
With that being said awareness is reality has become aware of reality. When infinity has become aware of infinity. The mind cannot actually comprehend infinity, but that’s why the illusion is created from the mind.
So the last thing you want to do is to ‘think’ that where your illusions are coming from is that you don’t know something with the mind it’s not the lack of knowledge, or wisdom, or information. It’s not the lack of something that the mind doesn’t see.
And illusion is that our what we are which is ‘this moment’ has not become aware of itself. Until you rise beyond the mind you won’t be able to experience ‘you’ which is the only way to experience the peak of life, the absolute highest experience of our physical lives.
“The man who says that he has no illusions has at least that one.” ― Joseph Conrad
Because we were created with a mind, a human being the imperfection lies in the limited capability of thought and perception.
Which is why is the present moment is your ultimate purpose. The place where time and no time cross each other is where you experience this moment free from time but going further on a more consistent basis relative the physical time which simply means until time runs out for your physical body.
Eckhart Tolle say once you get a glimpse into the formless experience presence you can only go forward from that point meaning even when you ultimately go back to being caught in the illusion you will still have more glimpses of experiencing presence.
With that being said however, once awareness works through you in a way that the foundation of your life is to keep coming back home, you will have increase the rate at which you experience the formless this moment.
What I mean is that there will be some individuals (amongst the whole) who get a taste of presence and from that point will experience more than they ever have, but the ego in them which is identification with form will keep them from not making it the single FOUNDATION of their life. It will keep them from not making it CLEAR that it is only the only salvation (freedom) that we will ever experience.
If you consider the thinking that takes place which is to make around this life. You can look at the world as one large illusion or dream and to say that “I am going to use the illusions of the mind to experience the world of form. I’m just not going to identify with the illusions as who I am.”
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein
Illusions are not bad, again bad a label of reality, but if we do identify with them as the ultimate truth they can keep us from experiencing the pinnacle of life.
The mind, thinking, the illusions are simply just tools that we use to make our ways around this world. With this being said, you can also start getting a better understanding of the suffering that takes place in your life through this.
Nobody likes to suffer, nobody likes emotional pain, but we can start to better understand them by knowing that every time we suffer it’s because we have forgotten that we have been identifying with certain illusions.
From now on when you suffer use it as a gateway for awareness to make its way in so that you can see the illusions that you have been identifying with. Allow yourself to come back home, to the present moment which is you and you will be able to experience beyond the suffering the pain, and experience the direct opposite of ALL pain which nirvana, or ULTIMATE peace and joy.