Insane, eh?

The narrative in our head and the collective narrative are not the real life and world that our mind and the collective mind tricks us to believe.

Real life and world are the present moment now, the conscious moment that is beyond all the stories and narratives made up by our and the collective thoughts of a single or many human minds.

We can only become aware of this be unplugging from the matrix that is the collective human story and if we disassociate from our own egocentric story.

We are the human soul, the essence that transcends the fleeting temporary mental constructs that our thoughts consists of. The mind is just a part of us, it is not us.

Once we go down the path of consciousness and freedom from the never ending torrent of mainly repetitive daily mind-streams, then we see that reality is the freedom from thought.

Yet we are conditioned from almost our first few moments of life to believe differently. It is a repeating cycle as unconscious humans perpetuate the narrative in new arrivals.

Awareness of the conscious dimension of the now moment breaks the cycle and gradually it builds so that we spend less and less of our lives in the fiction that is the human mind, the mind that is nearly always obsessed with the past, victimhood and regret, or the future, the fictitious fantasy that is filled with psychological fear.

We can experience real life in this very instant and for as long as we choose by simply becoming the observer of our thoughts and disassociating with them, instead of believing we are those thoughts and becoming them in a Walter Mitty dream state that is seen as ‘normal’ life.

Normal life as we are conditioned is an unconscious state of nearly constant thought whereby we are blissfully unaware of anything that is actually real.

Insane, eh?

The background

Sitting still in the sun, listening to the rustling of leaves in the tree, the songs of many birds near and far, distant voices, wind chimes…the more I listen the more sounds I notice.

I notice my breathing, the moving of my body as I inhale and exhale, still the birds twitter. I feel the environment, I notice all. I am calm and peaceful.

These things are there always, the background that surrounds every moment. We can instantly connect to it and become still and at peace within it.

The thing is we rarely notice them as we drown them out with our repetitive thoughts. We are unaware of background. We are unconscious.

Being aware of the background means being conscious and free of thought. It means being life in this moment.

Stillness contained in the background of awareness.