How many times have you pondered the purpose of life, your reason for existing, or what comes after death? Many people shove these existential questions to the back of their minds, seeking comfort in religious explanations or dismissing any thought about consciousness beyond this life. Our society has conditioned us to believe in an afterlife of eternal bliss, a heaven where suffering and pain do not exist. But what if this perspective might just be an illusion, a comfort blanket that prevents you from truly living?
The concept of a simplistic, blissful heaven serves as a safety net for our fears and insecurities. It encourages us to live life based on self-will and self-love, reassuring us that we can "repent" right before death to access this paradise. But this illusory heaven also has a dark side. It can numb us into a false sense of security, making us more prone to destructive behaviors and violence, knowing that an ethereal safety net supposedly exists.
Escaping Through Sensation: The Growing Crutches
Let's consider the rise in drug and alcohol abuse or the thrill-seekers who engage in extreme sports. People are increasingly clinging to external sensations to distract themselves from their inner voids and fears. But these are temporary escapes, mere barriers that keep us from facing the harsh questions and the existential angst we naturally experience as human beings. We become dead to life, locked in a mechanical, repetitive existence that takes us nowhere.
Jesus once said, "Let the dead bury the dead." This profound statement is a wake-up call, urging us to break free from our self-imposed prisons of negativity and aimlessness. If we are asleep in this illusionary world, we are essentially dead to understanding our inner potential, our "Light Essence." We are trapped in a loop, unaware of the negative forces that hold our consciousness in ignorance and illusion.
To truly live, we must first "die" to this world of illusions, shedding our negative attitudes and emotions. These negative elements serve as barriers, keeping us from connecting with the Light, the inner truth about our existence. But how do we shed this weight? By questioning the repetitive events in our lives and seeking answers beyond the superficial knowledge the world offers us.
The very concept of time is part of the illusion. We often feel that we're making progress, moving from the past towards the future. But if time is an illusion, then we are stuck in a never-ending cycle, forever experiencing the same states of being. It's like being stuck in a groove, going in circles without making any real progress. It is only when we question the recurring themes of suffering and struggle in our lives that we begin the process of awakening. This questioning, this desire to understand, is the first step toward breaking free from the illusion.
So, where does this leave you? At the crossroads of change. You have the option to continue down the path of illusion, or you can begin questioning your life and the repetitive events that define it. Remember, no one can initiate this process for you—it's a journey you must undertake yourself. The keys to your awakening lie within you, waiting to unlock the doors to a reality free from illusion, fear, and ignorance.
Don't let the illusion of time and a blissful afterlife keep you from living now. Awaken to the infinite potential within you and break free from the confines of the illusion. You have the power to change your existence; all you have to do is take that first step.