There is only one reality and that reality is an illusion. How so you say? Each of us believes our own experiences are the right ones. 7 Billion people know personally that their experience of the world is the only way it could possibly be true. Everybody’s right and everybody’s wrong, and all of those rights and wrongs make up the illusion we all live in.
For instance, a young man meets a beautiful defenseless, misguided young woman. She needs protection. She is so small and easily broken. And so the young man protects her and guides her to his better way of living. He gives her everything she will need to live well as her beauty and fragility demands. He learned this from his family when he was growing up, because that’s what men are supposed to do. This is his reality; his lived experience through his family, T.V., magazines and advertisements for Old Spice shaving cologne.
The beautiful defenseless young woman on the other hand was taught to be that by the culture and society handed down at her mothers knee, and her mothers before her. She grew up watching her mother and learned to be strong minded just like her. She learned early on that she could only play with dolls and Easy Bake toy ovens that would teach her to be the most desirable wife a man could ever want. She had no physical way to get her needs met so she was taught by her mother to manipulate, only it wasn’t called that at all. She was also taught that the more manipulative and sweet she could be would get her more of what she needed in life. So together they were. He thinking he was giving and she thinking she was getting and it was all just fine.
The reality was that the young man did not believe in himself, he bought into the illusion because he could not be who he was taught he was supposed to be. He really felt weak, not like a protector at all. The young woman sensed this and knew in her heart she was not the sweet defenseless person he thought she was. They both knew it and were ashamed that they couldn’t be like everyone else. Soon it became apparent to both of them that the other was not who they thought they were and ended up in divorce both miserable in their knowledge of their incompetency as human beings.
The larger illusion was that everybody on the planet felt the same way to different degrees causing wars, addiction, mental illness and paranoia. Only a few understood that although we are all one in the universe we all have different experiences, and those different experiences is the exact thing that makes us all one in the end.
The only reality is there is no right or wrong, only that which works and doesn’t work. To understand this would change the view all humanity would have towards each other. There are some with that knowledge, and their number grows more each day. We are running towards either the cliff like lemmings falling over each other to get there first. Or we are gathering our knowledge to come to the tipping point where more know the truth than don’t know it. It depends on who gets to the finish line first. We have the knowledge, the love and the know how to become the HEBS (Higher Evolved Beings) our human DNA proscribes, or through our baser selves fall into the abyss as lemmings to let the world try again with some other species.
It is Our call