Originally Posted by coLLege kid07
I just recently realised that the last 18 years of my life are an illusion lol. For some reason I find this very funny and yet at the same time am very taken back by it. Any suggestions.
What makes you see your life as an illusion?
Is it a concept you have or an experience that took hold of you?
What's funny about it?
How are you taken a back? What does that mean?
Will the life ahead of you also be an illusion to you?
Does this feeling generate non-attachment to external sources of trying to find happiness? If yes, way to go!
I think the illusion is that we think we are separate from a grander source that we've forgotten about. That source wants to experience what I can is where the real stuff is - it's not my little ego self that wants to experience, it's source. And the illusion still is there, as an illusion. Like if you see a mirage and walk into it and don't get wet then walk away and still see it - it, as an illusion is still there, we just know better.