We like to say that certain things are impossible. It all depends on one’s own personal truth. One individuals’ own truth might be the same as many other peoples’. Many people seem to have similar feelings that one truth is right for themselves, or others. Just because a large amount of people share the same inner truth doesn’t mean it’s any better or worse than any other truth. As a society we all “have” to agree on certain truths, such as language or the laws, to be able to function. Don’t let this cloud who you are on a core level. Zen involves unlearning these “truths” and just seeing everything as one in the same form. A pen, is not a pen. The collective just agrees to call it a pen. In reality “the pen” is far beyond a mental label. When you see something, you don’t need to categorize it or see it as a some separate thing. It simply is, there is no need for mental effort or separation. You are limiting your own experience.
When the vast majority of us all agree on something it becomes more well known, or a “more” powerful truth. Since all these people are thinking and agreeing on the same truths, that is a direct “proof” that the manifestation of our thoughts becomes our reality. The United States has specific moral standards, or laws, that are supposedly based off of what the majority of people think is right. Of course this doesn’t just apply to governments but also to religions, philosophies, or any type of label that you want to put on a way of thinking or being. This is why some of the most “enlightened” beings have done things that many people see as “wrong”, they were simply living from their own internal truths. Alan Watts died an alcoholic, Osho apparently participated in orgies, and Terence McKenna did countless drugs on countless days. These beings “knew” that there is no such thing as ultimate morality. Of course it’s a belief that there’s no ultimate truths we should all adhere to, but it is also a belief to think that there is some ultimate truth encompassing us all. Perhaps Socrates said it best after he consulted an oracle, “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” It’s a never ending circle because saying that you know nothing is still a belief.
Nobody really knows anything, so how can we possibly be afraid of anything? Are you afraid of not knowing what you don’t know, the unknown? Maybe you will know everything when you die, but maybe you won’t! We can never know exactly what’s going to happen to us when we die. We don’t even know what we were experiencing before we came into this limited human body, if we even were experiencing anything! Who’s to say theres a God? Who’s to say that the universe comes from love and infinite oneness? We can never know anything for certain thanks to our limited experiential capabilities inside this limited human perspective. “The infinite” is beyond understanding. All of what we think about is only related to this reality.
There’s nothing wrong with making yourself feel good! Just be aware that you could be creating attachments. I believe that there are more than infinite realities happening all the time. But I am very aware that nobody can claim to actually know anything for certain, so I don’t attach to that belief. Everything I say I believe, is really only 99% believed. There’s always that 1% of me that’s totally aware of the fact that everything I think about is probably completely wrong on the grand scheme of things. This may seem terrible and that I am always doubting myself, but in reality it feels amazing to “know” that I “know” nothing. It brings an overwhelming sense of comfort once you internalize this “fact”. This is just one of my personal truths, and it makes me feel great.
Many of you agree with a certain “truth” because you’ve had glimpses of it yourself or because you like copying other people’s ideas that make you feel good. I don’t recommend following what anybody else thinks is a truth, because imitation can be very dangerous. You yourself must feel or experience a “truth” first hand. Or you could completely disregard what I just said and go copy whoever you want because thats what you need to do at this point in your life. That’s what I did for a long time and I don’t regret it. Learning external information and trying to use it internally is a form of reacting to the external. It could help you, but just don’t become attached to that information. Don’t blindly adopt that information into your life because it sounds truthful or because it’s scientific.
Nobody can make you feel or believe anything unless you allow it. It all comes down to “knowing” who you are and living from your own internal truth. You already have your truth but most people just aren’t aware of it during every moment. There’s nothing wrong with existing in any way you choose to, but if you aren’t 100% satisfied with your life then you “need” to get in touch with your own internal truths through whatever means necessary. The word “perfect” will take on a whole new meaning in your life because you will truly feel perfect in every moment. If “the infinite” really is beyond infinity, then anything you believe won’t even come close to scratching the surface of the real truth. What is actually going on behind the scenes to create this live action movie we live in, if anything? We will never know in this limited human form unless you believe you can. Whatever way you decide to move through reality is ultimately perfect. But that’s just what I believe! 🙂