What is Real? You…You.

This sort of goes along with one of my previous posts, Maya : Your World is Illusion about what really is the problem/solution at hand.

What brought about this thought is that i was having short conversation with a friend about personal preference and the dawn of this thought that all seeing is subjective.. it is only relative truth. This is easily seen all you have to do is see what conditioned views you have as opposed to someone elses conditioned views to know that neither one of them is actually real. They seem real to you because they are “your” views, and you believe that “you” are having them but that’s not the case. They are all subjective, not only yours but everyone elses. So then you have to see that none of that rubbish is real then, you are not seeing Reality but only a dream like reality, one in which you’ve created. It doesn’t matter how real you’ve made it for yourself, that’s the nature of an illusion, “The appearance of being real.”

Because of this, the by product then is that the conditioning is going to have a very mechanical outcome. Let me give you a quote to help out..

Gauntam Buddha used to say to his disciples,”To be angry is so stupid that it is inconceivable that intelligent human beings go on doing it. Somebody else is doing something and you are getting angry? He may be doing something wrong, he may be saying something wrong, he may be making some effort to humiliate you, to insult you-but that is his freedom. If you react, you are a slave. If you say to the person, ‘It is your joy to insult me, it is my joy not to be angry,’ you are behaving like a master.”

Absolutely fiction, is where everything is outside of what you actually are. I’m not referring to the thing that thinks, “I am this, or I am that.” What you are is free from identity, you do not identify with what you are. A tree does not go about its day and say, “I’m a tree, I’m a tree, I’m a tree. Hey guys just wanted to let you know that I’m a tree, just making sure you knew that.” So what is it that we are trying to accomplish by stating what we think we are or trying to be something that we are not.

The Truth is, is that You are the Truth, there is no path, no becoming something, no being in any state except for you being who you have always been. You are the Emptiness, it is empty of a Self, a No-self and even that word is a fiction, but it is a pointer. It points you to who you are, it is only responsible to look at it and see for yourself. Do not take my word for it but look for yourself, at all the conditions you seem to have, those are assertions of your separation with who you actually are. This is not true either, you are not separate from anything. There is only One and will always be one, despite all the fictions that you have been conditioned in and have put in place through believing in the thought of something.

So just Be, that is all that has to be done, there is nothing that you can do to close that gap between you and what you are but to just see that all other views, concepts, ideas, blah blah blah are only fictions, they are not who you perceive yourself to be. I will finish off with one last quote from Adyashanti

There is no such thing as a path to the truth, it’s already here. Where are you going? -Adyashanti


Nick Myers, a 28 year old serial blogger. Also minimalist, zen participant, philosopher, author of Emotional Alchemist, and tea disciple. I am one who sees a potential lesson in every experience in life. Life is who we are and life is our ultimate guru. I seek to bring us together through our own shared experiences. And hope to not only learn deeply who I am but to learn deeply who others are by dropping my ideas from moment to moment about you.

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6 comments on “What is Real? You…You.
  1. H says:

    I hold a somewhat similar belief to what you’ve stated. I agree that no individual’s perception of truth or reality is anymore valid than another person’s view of things. Although it may be possible that other people’s conception of truth could be considered “fictions” from my perspective, I’m fascinated by the vast and subtle differences between these perspectives. Why do they occur? How did these various truths come into being? I enjoy trying to build an understanding of why we can’t truly know what is real.

  2. Hey H,

    glad of you to stop by, i really enjoyed the video that you posted on your blog btw, its wonderful…

    As for your questions, I can’t really say i know the answers to the questions, but i would suspect that when awareness came into the human body to be aware of its nature, or self, it got hold of the body through love for its own creation and mistook itself for that… and because it mistook itself to be the human being, individuality as well as conditioning from outside sources created small variations of the truth. Its not that we can’t know the truth, in fact we already “know” what it is, because we ARE it. You can’t know what you are, it is just there, the seer is the seen, etc.

    So What could be wondered on is that because of this great love attachment to the body, that we’ve taken ourselves to be the body brought about some sense of separated-ness or human-ness, which is not wrong, its actually very pleasant for the most part, and it also serves for a lot of good lovin towards itself (Life)

    Although like i said before I can only suspect these things, it doesn’t really matter of the answer to the question, the answer only begs a thousand and one more questions but I agree that its nice to wonder, because honestly its a miracle that anything exists at all, it doesn’t have to, but it does. 🙂

  3. Fromnowtozen says:

    Very nice post. Thank you for it.


  4. Thank you for visiting. 🙂

  5. Christine says:

    This explanation on how/why everything outside ourselves is fiction is great. It makes sense in a way that I’ve never thought of before. That was an awesome quote too. I forwarded it to someone I know who’s been having problems getting along with some of his housemates.

  6. hey christine,

    thank you, i’m glad you were able to get a different angle out of this post and i’m glad that you were able to hand it off to someone who might enjoy it as well. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. 🙂

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