“Even if you have not awakened, if you realize that your perceptions and activities are all like dreams and you view them with detachment,not giving rise to grasping and rejecting discrimination, then this is virtually tantamount to awakening from the dream.” Muso Kokushi
Yes you can shape your daily reality, there I said it, and if you join me on this journey you may even start to bend it like Neo in the Matrix. In this post I just want to present a few ideas for you to chew on and contemplate on your adventure to a better life.
To change your world you need to change your self, to change your self you need to gain a deep understanding of yourself. To understand yourself, you need to understand the structure of thought, of memory, of ego, and your thought processes.
“All that we see or seem,Is but a dream within a dream.”~ Edgar Allan Poe
We are incredibly complex, and if you are serious about going on an inner journey you will come to find how divided we are within ourselves. It’s not just one little voice that lives inside you, in reality most of us have a crowd of independent personalities that live inside us.
We never become aware of them because they are extremely clever at pretending and protecting each other as if they are one. Having so many personalities causes you much inner conflict because they all have different wants and desires, causing contradicting thoughts.
Having contradicting thoughts leads to confusion and immense energy dissipation of the mind. Having a mind that lives in comparison, confusion, and conflict is having a mind that is never in reality. It is not able to see something clearly, it can’t see “what is” it only projects your imagination to what you think it should be. Therefore there is always conflict between fact and fiction.
As an example, there may be a part of you that says that “you never gossip about other people”, and you really want to believe this so you create a personality that will keep this belief intact. Now having this belief working below your conscious awareness you can gossip all you want, and never even notice it. If someone points it out to you, you wont believe them or will quickly rationalize it with another belief.
So one of your goals in learning about your inner mechanisms is learning how to become more integrated, more grounded, and less divided within yourself. Integration leads to clarity, focus, understanding of your true wants, and elimination of false personalities that where only imagined.
Meditation is your way to become integrated, true mediation will help your mind become unconditioned from all that is false.When you learn to become aware of your own awareness you will be able to see how incredibly cunning your mind is.
Your Common Thought
When you are unaware of your common thought, you are completely unaware of your enemy within. Reality reflects back to you what you think commonly. Many people are not aware of their common thought because they think that, that is who they are. You are not your mind and thoughts, only a certain aspect of you. You have been deeply conditioned to associate your thoughts with your identity and sense of self. To see who you really are is to transcend this association and observe your mind and thinking processes.
Thinking without awareness is how many people become slaves to their mind. Their mind takes on its own imagination leading you helplessly in infinite directions. Therefore, your identity also follows because you are only experiencing the world by believing that who you are is your thoughts and mind.
Each day you have thousands of thoughts and you become emotionally consumed by them. The only way you will ever be at peace is to disassociate your self-image and identity from them. This requires a shift in your consciousness that will allow you to be the witness and observer of your thoughts and ego. This is the consciousness and perspective of the real you. The more this becomes a habit, the more you will become liberated from incessant thinking.
How To Make Life Better by Shaping Your Daily Reality
Through out your day, you need to be conscious and aware of your thoughts. You need to learn to witness your mind passively. You will see that throughout the course of your day, that when you pause and contemplate, your mind is in a extremely quite space of where your thoughts will be directly sent to your subconscious mind.
Our conscious mind cannot help but analyze and judge all of our thoughts. Depending on the sum of all your knowledge and your beliefs, those thoughts will be modified and eventually sent and carried to your subconscious mind.
These thoughts, whether they are true or not, will influence your attitude and how you respond to the outside world, ultimately shaping your reality. Your subconscious mind does not think it simply receives and sends data without any judgment. This is why I mentioned that it is important to become a more integrated being, so that you have thoughts that are in harmony and not contradicting each other, causing you inner conflict.
So the key in learning to shape your day is to become a passive unattached witness to your thought process. To create the space to observe your thoughts so that you can change your thought pattern to one that is more conducive to your growth and fulfillment. Learning to watch automatically creates inner space, the more you watch, the more space you create.
At first it is helpful to write down any thoughts or general themes that you keep recycling in your internal dialogue. What does this say about your daily life? It is also important to be always conscious of what your main aim is. If your main aim is to be happy and have happy thoughts, how good a job are you doing?
“Above all, a person is his will. As he wills in this life, so he becomes when he departs from it. Therefore let your will be fixed on attaining Brahman.”~ Chandogya Upanishad
As you become a more alert and conscious person you will develop true will power. Then you can really focus and take inspired actions on the things that you truly want to achieve. I just want to thank you for reading my short article, I hope it inspires you to take control of your self and your life. Wishing you the best – Ivan Campuzano
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