Recently, I invited my yogis to mull over this question: do I have my head screwed on the right way? Our practice focused on the neck and shoulders, which helps a lot of us who keep tension there. But more importantly, the practice was supposed to inspire every one of us to examine where in our lives we slip into the state of delusion and forget that we are here in the earthly classroom to remember what we are in reality, and not to change the people, events and circumstances of this planet.
Most humans have no idea what they are in reality and mistakenly identify themselves with the bodies they occupy and the belief systems they hold. Doesn’t that make most of us delusional? To not have any awareness of the very essence of who we are is to live in complete ignorance and guarantees a life based on fear. And living such a life is the scariest hallucination. But good thing hallucinations aren’t permanent, or real.
When the foundation of a building is shaky, the rest of the structure can’t be solid. In the same way, if we’re not aware of the most vital aspect of ourselves, how can we expect our perspective to reflect reality? We may just be caught in a hallucination.
A hallucination is something that doesn’t exist outside of the mind. In other words, it’s something we conjured up, but believe to be reality. And when most humans are having the same or similar belief system and collectively conjure up “reality,” no wonder we humans are like the blind leading the blind. We say we want change, we want peace of mind, we want a better life for ourselves and our families, but we keep holding on to the same belief systems that took us down the rabbit hole of illusion to begin with.
Little do we know that waking up from our hallucinations would give us everything we ever wanted by showing us what we are. Because once we get a taste of our true nature, we start to see that nothing is ever out of order. Our heads stay screwed on the right way, no matter what happens in our life.