by Aonghas von Rycker, astrophysicist, coach and trainer
Our thoughts don't create and act directly on matter, but they predetermine the outer/inner sensory perception we have of tangible reality. Then the actions taken will determine the consequences of the outcome.
Our beliefs, our mental patterns, our health, everything we read, watch, listen, everything we eat and drink, everything we inject and let us inject, everything we breathe shape, at every moment, the sensory perception of the world around us. This perception creates in us a subtle and permanent mental illusion that is confirmed or invalidated in the embodied reality we experience (our body, our relationships, our environment).
If our mental illusion is consistent with the material experience we are experiencing, then all is well, we are happy and healthy. On the other hand, if we find that the material experience lived is not a reflection of our mental illusion, there is then a disagreement between thought and its manifestation and this disagreement is expressed in neuro-biological conflicts which are expressed in the form of discomfort, illness, physical and psychological suffering, depression, feeling of not being in one's place, disturbances in relations with the personal and professional surroundings, etc. Changing one’s vision of the world, one’s perception, one’s mental illusion then becomes a vital necessity (and not a blindness) for oneself and for others.
The first step in this life change is to reconcile the illusion with the reality of our ill-being. The recognition and full acceptance of what happens, here and now. This has the effect of neutralizing deeply neuro-biological conflicts.
It's only after this first step that the second one becomes possible: to direct its deep and global perceptions towards what gives us well-being by observing our body, our psychology, our state of being and their reactions. If these are good, then we can maintain the mental illusion that is ours. If, however, these are not good, return to the first stage is necessary.
Life is simple if we stop burying our heads in the sand like an ostrich, which, when fear grabs it, plants its head in the ground under the illusion that it will be protected, while it leaves its rump well exposed to predators, whether they are conscious or not of being predators. Let us therefore keep our heads up and straight and, like Bip-Bip in Tex Avery’s cartoon, let's play the coyote in us which, by its pride, devalues us, sabotages us, hurts us, breaks us, kills us little by little.