FORGET ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE TELL YOU AND ACCEPT WHAT YOU SEE THE WORLD AS
People know the truth shown to them by their eyes and deny it or wait for so-called authority figures (religions, ministers, teachers etc.) to tell them what the truth is. This is a copout.
Each adult human being is quite capable of seeing the physical world as it is and making up his mind what to make of it.
I see a physical world made of matter, space, and time. High school science classes tell me that matter is composed of the 118 elements in the universe (hydrogen, helium, carbon, oxygen, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and all the way to uranium); those elements are composed of particles (electrons, protons and neutrons; protons and neutrons are composed of quarks), all atomic particles are made from photons of light.
The entire universe can be reduced back to the physical light that it came out from 13.8 billion years ago; a speck of light came out of nowhere and exploded and began recombining to form quarks, electrons, protons and neutrons and combined protons and neutrons to form nuclei and eventually circles nuclei with electrons and the atom was formed; atoms differentiated into the 118 elements in nature; elements combined into molecules; molecules formed biological life forms, such as plants and animals.
Our bodies are formed of matter and what is formed of matter will eventually decompose to the elements that formed it and those decay to particles of atoms and those decay to light and light returns to wherever it came from, fourteen billion years ago.
Objectively speaking, what I see as solid matter, such as my body, other people’s bodies, animals, trees, planets, stars, galaxies were made from light and are light.
In effect, seeing matter, that is, objects are really a temporary illusion; what is where we see matter is light; seeing light itself is also an illusion since we do not know where it came out of.
Nevertheless, we can correctly say that in our universe only light, in different guises, exists. In the meantime, what I see all around me are formations of light, illusions that I take as solid matter. Because they are illusions, common sense tells me not to take them too seriously.
One should not be invested in one’s body and other people’s bodies and things, for they are all temporary formations of light. My body is nothing but light; other people’s bodies are nothing but light. Therefore, what we do with our solid bodies is not real.
I must, therefore, not take what I and people do with our bodies too seriously; it is like what is done in dreams, and or in magical shows; we do not know what lies behind the dreams and magical shows.
Therefore, I must not sweat life in body. I should see bodies do their things, come, and go, and not take them seriously, not even say that what they say or do is good or bad, I must let them be, let people dance their bodily dances and say nothing about them.
It is silly passing judgments of good or bad in a transient and ephemeral universe. In so far that judgement is warranted, it is in telling each of us not to harm all of us. Do no harm to other people; people want to live in bodies so let them do so, let them dance their bodily dances if they do not harm you; do not bother saying that what they say or do is good or bad.
If you believe in God and life after death, then tell yourself that when people’s bodies die and decay back to light that that light somehow will return to God and his heaven.
What God and his heaven is one does not know; whatever one says about them is speculative.
Just let people and things be and live your life quietly; do not disturb your emotions or other people’s emotions by judging their dream activities as good or bad; it is not worth it to make life unpleasant for you and for all of us.
July 9, 2022
I tend to like what Helen Schucman said in her book, A course in miracles. In that light, ponder what it said in workbook for students, lesson 189, paragraph 7…W-pl.189.7 (see below).
W-pI.189.7. Simply do this: Be still and lay aside all thoughts of what you are and what God is; all concepts you have learned about the world; all images you hold about yourself. 2 Empty your mind of everything it thinks is either true or false, or good or bad, of every thought it judges worthy, and all the ideas of which it is ashamed. 3 Hold onto nothing. 4 Do not bring with you one thought the past has taught, nor one belief you ever learned before from anything. 5 Forget this world, forget this course, and come with wholly empty hands unto your God.