What Is Life?

Life is a series of illusions, each originating from your self; each illusory idea piles upon another, so that physical reality becomes a far different thing indeed than true reality.

The fungus digests its food outside itself, before the food is actually consumed. This is called being “heterotrophic.” By the time the food reaches the fungus’ proverbial “plate” to be eaten, the food has become something very different from its original form. Is the fungus even aware of the exterior digestion process it itself initiates? Perhaps the circle of influence around it is the only world it knows. Outside its circle of digestion could be (to the fungus’ point of view) the distant unknown outer-space regions, to be guessed about but never consciously discovered.

And so do we humans adjust and digest true reality until it appears to us as physical reality. This is a quite unconscious process. It remains so until someone on the outside points it out to you. This person could appear to be “non-physical.”

Our personal illusions (beliefs about reality, personal attitudes, our dependence upon the five senses) form a mental web of influence around ourselves, taking in the chunks of true reality that agree with our ideas and intentions, and throwing out the rest. You see your neighbors do this all the time.

What we consciously experience as personal physical reality is actually a carefully selected, narrowed down, finely-focused-upon piece of true reality, digested fungus-like into perceivable, five-sense-oriented moments.

What if you could see what reality was really like, before the process of you personally perceiving it occurred? We can easily see what lies outside our dear fungus-friend’s world… Who is it that observes us from similarly expanded vistas?

While we wait for those deeper questions to be answered, we can go over what we just learned.

What we perceive is the result of our personal illusions—the mental lens through which true reality is filtered. The awesome thing about this, is that personal illusions are some of the most changeable things in your world. Their nature is completely under your conscious control. If you desire a different, better experience in some area, start creating new ideas about life. They may appear to be totally imaginary at first. Watch how your experience changes as you persist upon thinking this new idea. Now that you’ve been made aware of how you digest life, you can improve how it gets digested.

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Howl was born in the wastes north of Hithlum, where only beasts and witches dare roam. He was raised by two old hags, Tabby and Wiles, who had an unhealthy fascination towards the literary arts. Howl now resides in a well-furnished cave off South Rim Trail, complete with an old iBook and Wi-Fi.