I begin today’s teaching with a beautiful in-depth quote from Albert Einstein. He said, “A human being is a part of the whole, called by us universe. A part, limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separated from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness”.
I have been feeling the need to open your minds, or attempt to disturb limited concepts. With some important points, it’s a need that I feel from you.
In all of the spiritual teachings we are told it is our ignorance which perpetuates our suffering. Ignorance keeps us on the wheel of samsara, the wheel of repeated birth, existence, death, and rebirth, repeating the conditions resulting in pain and suffering. I know many of you are aware of what I am speaking of in this regard.
Living in the sea of life, we therefore just drift on the small swells of a cause, a thought, an action. We do not move in any direction with intensity for much duration let alone focus. This I refer to as immobilization, living to affirm and re-affirm, life as we experience it, through our concepts and perceptions, however limiting they may be.
More concerned are we with physical existence, rather than our spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being. To look good is to feel good. I believe this is a western model. I say to feel good is to look good. Most people follow the first concept and conclude their judgment of others and themselves accordingly. The reality being you’re as good as you feel. The totality, wholeness, is the point. We as human beings are an outer reflection of what is within. Our vision needs to be inclusive, accepting of the whole, not just limited to our concepts which limit our abilities of true perception.