Now you see it, now you don’t. A slight of hand card trick. Reality is like that. Now you see it. Now you don’t, because it was never there! When we investigate our appearances, they become fuzzier. We lose our certainty that they are real. We take appearances to be reality. But they are not. They are only approximations, like the finger pointing at the moon is not the moon. Just stopping to wonder if appearances are reality is awesome. It begins to shake our confidence in a solid world out there, independent of the observer. Quantum physics has come to this realization over a hundred years ago. The Buddha came to this realization over 2,500 years ago!
Always come home. When you feel out of balance, come home. When you feel balanced, come home. Come home to the present. Remember nothing is real. Everything we see, hear, think, and feel is not […]
Not taking ourselves too seriously makes life easier. Both quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy come to the conclusion that appearances are false. Things appear objective and independent. This is mistaken. Our ego appears independent. That […]