Your whole past is like a long sleep which would have been forgotten had there been no memory, but remembrance is there in the blood and the blood is like an ocean in which everything is washed away but that which is new and more substantial even than life - reality.
Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn
The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality. Reality is above all else a variable. With a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before.
innoswagg asked: What do you think about dreams in relation to reality and time?
Reality is a process that involves our consciousness, and because dreams also involve our consciousness (REM sleep), I would readily consider them just as much a part of reality as physical reality itself. It seems that most people tend to deny the reality of dreams because they end when we wake up, or because seemingly long-winded adventures often last no more than five minutes, or perhaps because we can’t recall the occurrences of our dreams as well as those of in our waking life. However, the duration of the experience doesn’t necessarily mean it holds lesser a foundation in physical reality (dreams in relation to time = timeless time), and certainly we do not contemplate day-to-day life as any less valid because we subsequently fall asleep or die. I like to think of it in the sense that if you were to take a psychedelic substance, you would still be experiencing a physical reality, and you would still be entirely conscious of your being, even if the spatio-temporal events are excessively distorted, or if you can’t actually remember what the fuck happened when the effects finally wear off. Damn.. To put it simply, dreams and reality = it’s all in your head. Love and light.
The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets.
People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.
yo-czr asked: I wish we were real friends via Real-life
That’s lovely of you to say, but what is real life? Namaste :)
I change my life when I change my thinking. I am Light. I am Spirit. I am a wonderful, capable being. And it is time for me to acknowledge that I create my own reality with my thoughts. If I want to change my reality, then it is time for me to change my mind.
Louise L. Hay
This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.
(Source: lucifelle, via pyrrhic-victoria)
There literally are different worlds in which we live. The macroscopic world that we see is the world of ourselves, is the world of our atoms, the world of our nuclei. These are each totally different worlds. They have their own language, they have their own mathematics. They’re not just smaller. Each is totally different, but they’re complimentary because I am my atoms, but I am also myself. I am also my macroscopic physiology. It’s all true. They’re just different levels of truth. The deepest level of truth covered by science and by philosophy is the fundamental truth of unity. At that deepest sub-level of our reality you and I are literally one, one, one.
(Source: ninefoldgoddess, via biscodeja-vu)
In my world nobody is born and nobody dies. Some people go on a journey and come back, some never leave. What difference does it make since they travel in dream lands, each wrapped up in his own dream. Only the waking up is important. It is enough to know the ‘I am’ as reality and also love.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
But I still did not realise how mad she was, and how accustomed to dreaming; and that she would not cry out for reality, rather would feed reality to her dreams …
Anna Rice, Interview With A Vampire
Matter flows from place to place, and momentarily comes together to be you. Some people find that thought disturbing; I find the reality thrilling.