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What is Delusion?

January 19, 2014

What is delusion? Delusion is when we do not see things clearly. Delusion is when we ‘positive think’ ourselves out of reality and into how we want things to be. This is tantamount to lying.

Let’s look at what this year has in store for us. To do this we need to look at where we are at now as clearly as possible (the previous practice and part two of that practice, to be published on 21st Jan, will assist us with this).

The world is hungry. Even people in the Western world are now going without food. The main cause of this (but not exclusive cause) is the choice between fuel bills and food. I myself have chosen to heat my home instead of buying food. At other times I chose to not pay my rent – just for that week – so that I could eat. Other times I have done the opposite.

This is a form of poverty and there are people a lot worse off than me.

The reason, in the Western world, for the above is greed. Corporations are still making HUGE profits and the human beings who operate these corporations do not suffer – they get richer and eat as much as they choose.

Knowing the above is seeing things clearly. It simply is the way it is. There is no need for you, dear friend, to go worrying about other people (this will achieve nothing) but there is a need for you to pay attention.

The Buddha said: ‘If there is a solution to the problem, there is no need to worry. If there is no solution to the problem, worrying will do no good’ This is not about worrying. It is also not about negativity. It is about reality.

We can only improve our immediate surroundings (and that includes the ‘surrounding’ within us) when we accept reality as it is. We can only accept reality as it is when we can see it clearly.

And when we can see things clearly – we can change anything.

Much Love,

Matt Chase xx

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