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The Five Illusions of Man



For years, many philosophers and spiritualists have claimed that we live in an illusion.

I agree with them, and I believe the illusion is founded on the following illusions, which prevent us from reaching spiritual maturity and living a happy life.

The Illusion of Expectation

We always think that everybody must be the way we expect them to be, and we hate it when people don’t behave the way we want. We fail to realize that we’ll live peacefully with other people when we learn to embrace their flaws.

The Illusion of Attachment

The illusion of attachment occurs when we think we are one with our material possessions. It also occurs when we think our skills, academic qualifications, and achievements define who we are. This illusion leads to the rise of the ego.

The Illusion of Immortality

Today, we seldom contemplate the fact that we are mortal beings because we think we will live forever. This illusion of immortality prevents us from treasuring every moment of life because it makes us forget that life is short and death can occur at any moment.

The Illusion of Achievement

Today, most of us believe that we will be blissful and worry-free if we achieve success. We are unaware that we might be more vulnerable to worry, anxiety, or depression when we achieve success.

Most of us don’t know that many successful individuals have committed suicide because they lived in the illusion of achievement. They believed success will eradicate all their problems, but to their surprise, they had more problems when they succeeded.

The Illusion of Disunion

We think we are separate from God.

However, there is no separation between God and every creature, including us, because God manifests himself through ‘his’ creation. Therefore, you are one with God.

Lastly, we are one with The Creator because life is God, and without God, we perish.

Have a good day.




  1. Sarah

    January 11, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I love this.

    • Isaac Wechuli

      January 12, 2018 at 3:10 am

      Its true..but the illusions are many…The five ones are just the major ones (In my opinion)

  2. charly

    January 13, 2018 at 6:36 am

    the truth being told by the african child …i love it

  3. Oliver Ahalo

    January 17, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Food for thought. This is a enough therapy to kick start my day!

    • Isaac Wechuli

      January 17, 2018 at 7:05 am

      Thank You so much man. the day always has to start brightly for us to be energetic and enthusiastic in whatever we do

  4. Ranjit Rajput

    January 26, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Nice Post..

  5. Isaac Wechuli

    February 22, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you akshit

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