Life is more or less an illusionWe all define life from our different perspectives. We all try to give it a meaning. But have we really generated that awareness in us with the help of which we can define life in a single sentence? For some of us, it is a journey. For others, it is a destination. Some say, it is full of obstacles and thus bumpy whereas others sail in it very smoothly and for them it is an easy ride. For some of us, attachments we create serve lots of meaning and purpose whereas others feel that detachment itself is the truth. As many people, those many definitions of life. It seems that we are living, but rarely understanding the truth behind it.
Lack of complete awareness makes us feel that the world in which we are living is real. We simply do not believe that life is an illusion and that is because we do not want to hear a definition of life which is completely different from ours. When we consider life to be real, we attach ourselves to number of things. If someone says, it is an illusion then all our attachments become fake. This is what scares us.
To find the truth, deep knowledge is required and it only comes with complete awareness which include awareness about self, awareness about others and our relationship with God. Once we are capable of answering all those questions which sometimes generate within us but we kind of shut them down internally as we do not have answers to them, only then it can be said that we are liberated. The more deep we go, more clear understanding develops. When we reach a stage of complete awareness, we will understand how shallow physical world is and only then we will understand that life is more or less an illusion. It is an illusion created by us for our convenience and if we manage to walk through dark paths to reach bright life only then we will successfully discover the ultimate path i.e., we will discover our creator. Until and unless, real truth is found, world itself will seem pretty much real to us as we are completely engulfed in living in darkness.
This is an entry for the TOW contest- More or less.