Life can be a beautiful creation that is meant to be savoured, tasted and experienced to the deepest depths of your being. Or life can just be something you do. Then you die. Nothing special. Something you have to endure and suffer day in and day out. A couple breaths and then it’s gone.
The only thing that separates these two world views is a set of beliefs. The only thing that separates the two is a choice. The choice to see the world a certain way. A choice to see beauty. A choice to question everything. A choice to enhance your perceptions and capacity to differentiate between reality and what you think reality is.
To experience reality… now that, is a worthy goal.
What is reality? This is one of the most important questions you can ask? What is real? What is illusion? What is delusion?
All suffering in the world is caused by people believing in illusions and delusions. The people that perceive the world the clearest — with the least distortions — are the most peaceful and happy people on the planet. Why would you not want to feel like that every day?
Please test your assumptions about your reality.
If you think someone is gonna steal your bike if you don’t lock it, don’t lock it. See what happens. If you think someone is gonna reject you if you say something, say something. See what happens. Where you right? Did what you imagine happen? Did the reality in your mind overlap with actual reality?
People feel miserable when freedom is taken away from them. People feel miserable when they feel powerless to a situation. They feel like there is absolutely nothing they can do. But the thing is, there is always something you can do.
Choosing to think there is nothing you can do is a choice. Whether it is one you make consciously or unconsciously it is a choice nonetheless.
Are you going to choose to feel powerless? Are you going to choose to feel like shit?
It is heart-breaking to see people choose suffering when all they have to do is choose to not see things the same way. Every person has the ability to choose. Every. Single. Person.
“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” — Marcus Aurelius
You always have a choice. You can kill yourself right now if you want to. You have that power. But somehow you don’t do it. You are attached to life. So why not maximise the hell out of your life! You can always kill yourself some other day. Make the most out of today. Make the most out of what you do. Don’t do shit you hate. Stop doing things you don’t want to do. Break free from the illusions of your mind.
If you’ve read this far, it means there is something that is making you want to keep going. It means you want something more. It means you know there is more to your life than what you’ve been doing so far. Decide to commit. Commit to your life and your own happiness. Commit to seeing reality the way it actually is. Commit to doing your best every day. Don’t settle. Keep going. If you feel powerless remember that it is a choice you are making. You have the power to choose. That is a fundamental human liberty. Freewill. Choice.
You can make a different choice right now. You always can.
Your present circumstances are a consequence of all the choices you have made up to this moment. You can change. You can choose to change. Granted not all change is easy. Sometimes certain choices have more consequences than others. But you can change.
Change takes courage. Change means looking yourself in the mirror and challenging your assumptions about the way you think the world works. Change is scary. But change is the only way things are ever going to change.
What will you choose? The red pill or the blue pill? You have a choice. You know you do. No one can make it for you. That is your responsibility.
Choose. It doesn’t matter what you choose really. Any choice is fine as long as you know you are choosing it consciously.
There is urgency in this message because life is happening right now. It always has and always will. Every moment you choose not to do anything is a waste of life. Remember, you are gonna die. You can choose to leave life right now. Let that guide what you say and do and think. Let that guide who you choose to be.