Guess what? Everything is an illusion.
Do you think that in a year, or 5 or 10 years, we will all look back on how we are living right now as an ill-fated experiment? We all know that our norms and knowledge can change (and do) … they are constantly. So, why do we accept the status quo as is? Why when we learn something do we ignore it or “unknow” in order to continue on as we are … holding on to what status quo serves us? There are people who benefit from us not knowing what’s really real, and even some (or maybe many) who intentionally mislead us with illusions because it is in their best interest to have us believe something other than the truth.
Questioning what you think you “know” is healthy, especially when the universe is offering you reasons to explore further and understand more … it either strengthens what you already believe, or offers you an opportunity to change direction and make space for new ideas that may serve you and everyone around. What you “knew” before may have served you and your growth, but at times we need to re-evaluate and decide if the beliefs we hold are still the most true for us now to guide our current and future thoughts and behaviours.
Covid, for all of the challenges that it continues to impose, also offers us the opportunity to look for a better way, to forge a new path. Status quo is overrated. Be curious … chase something relevant and real … something that makes you better … and others better, too.
What illusions have you noticed, and how long did it take for you to see through them?
In our Illusions roundup we’ve shared a few links for the sake of clarity and transparency … we hope they serve you well.
All problems are illusions of the mind. ~ Eckhart Tolle