Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could engage in the peaceful and remarkable state of true happiness, through every passing minute of the day. I have recently dedicated myself to finding out, and to date on this journey I have come across a few myths that we hold as a society.
I want to pause for a second and put context to the words that are going to follow. When you expose yourself to the world of science, psychology, business, and social developments you soon realise that there is so much more knowledge out there that we are led to believe, as we go about our ordinary and unexciting daily routines. We fall into the trap of having a fixed mindset where we are told to accept that ‘this is just how life is’. Well it’s not.
Myth No. 1 – Humanity has reached the apex of its development.
Studies conducted by leading research centres have concluded that the possibility that ‘human development’ continuing to more advanced stages is almost certain. World consciousness continues to grow. Furthermore, many younger humans are beginning to ‘wake up’. It is well documented that as a person develops there spiritual mind they become more in-tune with their senses and all aspects of reality. Collectively the world is shifting over from the conventional static mindset to a fluid and thought provoking awareness.
Myth No. 2 – We are all completely separate from one another.
Conventional education and Capitalism are the main drivers in building the myth of individuality. Especially in this modern age of celebrity we are drawn into the ‘you verses them’. This toxic state of mind will leave many a person isolated and fragmented.
Raising your level on consciousness teachers you the ability to feel connections, real connections, with other souls, that sit outside the realms of our physical reality. There are even studies that prove that the thoughts and outlooks of one persons mind can influence the physiology of another’s. This is something we should all keep in mind as we grow through our adult life and should shape how we deal with inevitable trauma in the future.
Myth No. 3 – Enlightenment is for the gifted
The Buddha famously said that the simple definition of enlightenment is ‘the end of suffering’. Now this is short and sweet and can be left to many different interperations. However I agree with the view of author Eckhart Tolle in the fact that there is nothing ‘superhuman’ about that. Do not go through your life believing that just because you are a ‘have not’ you cannot become a ‘have. You are already extraordinary, but you need to find what motivates your soul, and you need to tend to your habits to allow you to grow. There is not overnight success and there is not sudden happiness. To remove all suffering, you need to be in a place of joy at all times and you need to live in the now.
Russell E. DiCarlo – ‘Peak Experiences’
“Blankered by an azure sky, the orange-yellow rays of the setting sun can, at special times, gift us with a moment of such considerable beauty, we find ourselves momentarily stunned, with frozen gaze. The splendour of the moment dazzles us, our compulsively chattering minds give pause, so as not to mentally whisk us away to a place other than the here-and-now. Bathed in luminescence, a door seems to open to another reality, always present, yet rarely whitnessed.”