Look at everything as a Rube Goldberg device that our soul has put together to wake us up. Everything that has happened, and is happening, and will happen is as it is to wake us up. To shake us awake. To stir us to life. So that we might be consciously alive in the time left for living. It’s all about us coming to life in the time left for living. Our life is the Truman Show, and the real point is Truman leaving the show, leaving his life, and stepping courageously into his life. We are Truman. Our life is waiting.
The breakthrough to the other dimension, from physical to metaphysical, is only a slight perspective shift away at all times, in all places. The visible world is everywhere a doorway, a threshold, a portkey, to the invisible world. Anything can transport us there at any time. A brush by angel wings is as easily arranged as changing our mind about what is important. Always start there-- with what is important. With what is so important, right here, right now. What's so important right here right now anchors us in this moment, weights us down like an albatross, bears down upon us like a cross, keeps us from breathing, keeps us from living, keeps us from being alive, because it is so important we cannot look away or go on, or change our mind about it, and are anchored in place by what we believe to be hopeless, useless, futile, empty, pointless, and absurd-- because IT IS!!! Freefalling through the abyss, we shift into bliss with the blessed return to the Source of our Original Nature and the confidence that has grounded our kind upon the eternal rock of the ages through the ages via the vehicle of the music of the spheres across time: "AUM!" Anyway! Nevertheless! Even So! "AUM!" Opening the door, walking through. “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -- William Blake The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Coming to terms with how things are is the unending task of life. In every moment, there is how things are now and how we feel about how things are now. If it didn't matter to us how things are, we would have no problem with how things are. That's how the Buddha recommended peace and serenity: "Life is suffering. Don't let it bother you." Jesus advised something similar: "Let today's trouble be sufficient for today." ("Don't be looking for trouble by trying to have it made tomorrow-- or in the next five minutes!") Here we are, now what? One moment at a time. Just recognizing the difference-- and the distance-- between how things are and how we feel about it, is a step toward reducing the burden we carry. "This is how things are, and this is what we can do about it, and that's that! And that's how things are!" How we choose to feel about it is up to us. But, no one ever tells us that we can choose our feelings! We have to find out so many of the important things for ourselves! It would help if there were a book, and if we read it. But, there is only the moment, and we have to live it. It helps to live it with our eyes open, paying attention-- everything is improved through paying attention! Awareness is the solution to all of our problems today. Coming to terms with how things are is seeing things as they are, doing what can be done about it, and letting it be because it is. We can reduce our suffering by refusing to add to it while we seek solutions that change the things that can be changed. Willing what cannot be willed is the bane of human existence. Being right about what can-- and cannot-- be changed, and knowing when to take "NO!" for an answer, is the essence of wisdom, peace, sanity, balance and harmony.