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The Five Illusions of Man

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Many philosophers and spiritualists have revealed that we live in an illusion. An illusion is something which is mistaken with reality.

I agree that we live in an illusion. However, this illusion is founded by the following smaller illusions which prevent us from reaching spiritual maturity and living a happy life.

1. The Illusion of Projection
We always believe that people must be the way we expect them to be. Therefore, we hate it when people do not fulfill our expectations. We fail to realize that everybody is unique and that unconditional love occurs when we accept people for who they are. An example of projection is when children expect their parents to behave as they like, and parents force children to do what they think is right.

Another example of projection occurs when men believe that women must know how to cook and care for children, while women believe that men must have qualities such as strength, wealth, and courage. These ideas often lead to conflicts and disagreements in marriage. Therefore, to avoid conflict and to live a life full of love, you must drop the illusion of projection.

2. The Illusion of Identification
The illusion of identification occurs when we think that we are one with our material wealth. It also occurs when we trust that our skills, academic qualifications, and achievements are what define us. This illusion leads to the rise of the ego, which is the cause of many broken relationships and business failures.

The ego does not listen to new ideas, it thinks it’s right and everybody is wrong. Drop the ego by disclaiming the illusion of identification.

3. The Illusion of Invincibility
The illusion of invincibility makes us believe that we will live forever. Invincibility is an illusion that prevents us from taking risks and enjoying every moment of life because it makes us believe that we will be here for a long time. Are you ever conscious of the fact that you will die?

Spiritual teachers and successful people such as Steve Jobs encourage us to remember that we will one day die because being death conscious enables you to celebrate life by enjoying every moment life offers.

4. The Illusion of Attainment
Most of us have the illusion of attainment. We believe that there will be a day when we will become blissful or worry-free because we will not have problems in our lives.

However, no matter how much wealth you attain, you will still face problems. Even prayer does not keep problems away. Instead, it guides us through them.

Many people become successful and commit suicide because they had the illusion of attainment. They thought that having wealth will remove all their problems, but to their surprise, they found out that they had more problems to solve after being successful. Therefore, drop the illusion of attainment and realize that life is a series of tests which you have the ability to overcome.

5. The Illusion of Separation
The biggest illusion is that of separation. We think that we are separate from God and his creation. We fail to realize that the creation itself is God.

There is no distinction between God and the creation. God manifests himself through his creation. Therefore, we are all one with God and other men. You cannot live in this world alone. You need people. We feel sad when people lose their loved ones because we also feel the pain, and this is because we are one.

Furthermore, we are one with The Creator because life itself is God, and without God, we cannot live. Therefore, drop the illusion of separation by realizing that God is not far away. Instead, he is near you, he is in you and you in him.

Have a good day.

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10 Comments

  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. AKSHIT MUNDHRA

    February 22, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    nice article

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Three Main Factors That Determine Whether Your Thoughts Will Attract What You Want

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I have always researched on how I can make my thoughts attract what I want because many Great thinkers believe in the Law of Attraction. I have, therefore, read several books on the subject of thought so that I pinpoint the factors that influence the power of our thoughts to attract our desires.

It then dawned on me that the ability of our thoughts to attract our innermost desires is influenced by three main factors.

  1. Repetition

The more you think about something, the quicker you attract it. For instance, if you regularly think about the lack of money, you will quickly attract poverty in your life. And, if you constantly think about making mistakes, you will often find yourself making mistakes.

Repeatedly thinking about something attracts it because these thoughts become deeply rooted in your mind which then makes you act in accordance with the thoughts.

Besides this, the repetition of a particular thought causes belief. The belief develops into a deep conviction which then attracts what you constantly think about.

Therefore, if you want to bring something into your life, ensure that you constantly think about it.

‘Whatever we plant in our minds and nourish with repetition will one day become our reality’ – Earl Nightingale: American Radio Speaker and Author (1921 -1989)

 

     2. Feelings

The Law of Attraction is greatly influenced by the feelings you accompany your thoughts with. If you have fearful thoughts about something, and you accompany these thoughts with fearful feelings, you will quickly attract what you fear.

Feelings help attract what you want because they determine your actions. For instance, if you feel motivated, you will work enthusiastically, and if you feel discouraged, you will act lazily.

Spiritual leaders and successful people understand the power of feelings. For instance, Rhonda Byrne, the author of The Secret, advises that thinking about riches is not enough to attract riches. She teaches that these thoughts will only attract riches only if we also feel rich.

Therefore, if you want your thoughts to attract your desires, ensure that they match with your feelings.  The Law of Attraction won’t work if you try to think positively while feeling sad or anxious at the same time.

You gotta feel like a boss before you become a boss.’ – Rick Ross: American Rapper and Entrepreneur

 

  1. Your Ability to Focus

Spiritual teachers such as Jaggi Vasudev, teach that you can attract what you want if you concentrate all your thoughts on your desires. He claims that most of us never attract what we want because our thoughts waver. We think about prosperity in one moment, and we think about scarcity and lack in the next moment. This type of thinking ensures we attract mixed results: we attract both what we want and what we don’t want.

*People who think many kinds of thoughts must expect to receive a confused manifestation in their lives. If a gardener plants a thousand kinds of seeds, he will get a thousand types of plants – Ernest Holmes (Creative Mind).

Concluding Remarks

Therefore, if you want the Law of Attraction to work for you, ensure that you continuously focus your thoughts on your desires, and also make sure that your thoughts and feelings are in alignment. I am not an expert in the Law of Attraction, but I just realized that I have always attracted the things I don’t want in my life because I often think about them. Sometimes, I might try to think about prosperity, but I then get back to thinking about what I don’t want.

Therefore, the Law of Attraction has worked for me but on the negative side. However, this year, I’m trying my best to embrace positive thoughts and feelings so that I attract a good life. I know I will win because I WILL PERSIST UNTIL I SUCCEED.

Do you agree with me? feel free to air your ideas on the Law of Attraction in the comment box below.

For more on the POWER OF THOUGHT check out 13 Sensational Quotes on the Power of Thought

 

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Don’t Let This ‘Selfie Shit’ Fool You

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When I log into my Facebook account, I always meet with hundreds of selfies. These selfies mostly strive to portray the illusion that the selfie-takers are living a very happy and luxurious life.

Three years ago, before I started reading and watching self-help material, this selfie shit used to stress me. It even resulted in me succumbing to depression because I thought I was the only person with problems. Besides this, the pictures made me believe that my ‘friends’ were always making progress while I was the only one left behind. I was broke, and nothing seemed to work out for me. All my relationships sucked, and the only thing that gave me hope was ‘prayer.’

However, today, these selfies never stress me anymore. It’s not because I stumbled upon millions of dollars, but it’s because I realized that the selfies are pieces of shit. It dawned on me that some of these people who often take ‘happy’ photos of them in luxurious places are as broke as hell. Besides this, some are even more depressed than I was, and their insecurities are what make them post ‘selfies’ that show how good their lives are. In addition, these are the people who fear to be left behind. Furthermore, they are self-obsessed attention seekers, and therefore, they use the selfies to get validation and praise.

When I started my blogging career, some of these individuals came to me for advice on how they can deal with depression. Others thought that blogging had made me rich; therefore, they continually asked me to loan them some money. I then realized that a good number of the ‘selfie-takers’ have larger problems than me. Therefore, the selfie shit just helped them create an illusion of everlasting happiness and prosperity.

Let me tell you a big secret. There is nothing like everlasting happiness in this physical world. Life is full of difficulties because they are what make us grow to our full potential. Therefore, don’t think that some people are problem- free just because they often post silly photos of them having fun on social media.

Posting a selfie is not a bad thing. It might be good shit. I am just uncomfortable with individuals who continuously post selfies with the primary aim of showing people how they are always joyous and rich.

I am concerned because this selfie nonsense has led some individuals into depression and low self-esteem. People compare their lives with others based on their selfies, and they think that they are the only ones with problems or they are the only ones not making BIG steps in life.

To all my friends who look at facebook photos and feel bad, please don’t be fooled. Most of the individuals posting these selfies are not wealthy. I have successful friends such as Dan Western (Founder of Wealthy Gorilla) and Josiah Humphrey (CEO at Appster) on Facebook, and I have never seen them posting silly selfies that try to show the world how rich they are. These individuals are always working hard: they don’t have time to show off their wealth to the whole world.

Therefore, never be fooled by the selfies. Ignore them at all costs, and don’t let them drain your energy. Just focus on your progress and realize that many individuals who show off on social media are neither happy nor wealthy. Furthermore, just like us, they have millions of problems. And to all the people who constantly show off on social media, my main advice to you is that you SHOW UP, don’t just SHOW OFF. HOPE I SEE YOU AT THE TOP.

Guess you are wondering why I used a different tone today. It’s because I wrote the article after reading Mark Manson’s Book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*?k.

Anyway, what’s your say on this selfie nonsense? Feel free to air your opinion in the comment box below. 

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