Thursday, July 9, 2015

Reality Is Just Too Real

No greater evidence of this is required then just by turning on the TV or going to social media these days.  It is obviously evident that reality is just too real for most people.  In fact, the main love of everyday TV watching is a category called "reality TV".

In "Untethered Soul" by Michael Singer, he wrote that "reality is just too real for most of us, so we temper it with the mind."  (pg 14 Kindle Edition)  If you think about this for a moment, you can see how true it is, yet we all do this in one way or another.  It is how we exist.

In today's world, there is way too much noise and input for our minds to deal with in a day.  There is too much distraction and stress and bombardment from all directions.  If we begin to immerse ourselves into this culture, we quickly become overwhelmed and no "right thinking" will undue what we subject ourselves to each and every day.

If you are a highly sensitive person and you are following the news on TV, it is a big mistake.  If you're following it online, it is almost as big a mistake.  There is just too much coming out of that.

Am I saying live in a cave?  No!  I'm saying, don't overload yourself with media that is designed to take over your senses, rather than truly offer anything of substance.  The news is not news.  It is entertainment classified as news.

We're all so lost some days from reality, that we find ways to cope.  Some are dangerous and lead us down a path to truly losing ourselves.  Other ways are ones that we feel aren't harmful, but when they knock you off your game or out of reality, what benefit do they hold?

We do temper our reality with our mind.  If we did not do this, none of us would make it.  We'd probably be washed up on the beach in a few days.  Getting downtime and rest allows us to step back from all the input in a day and see life in a different way.

Recently, I purchased a hammock and it is one of the best things that I could have ever bought.  Just to go out and drop into the hammock and let go is like an hour massage.  It helps me step out of what transpires in a day.  It allows me to listen to the birds, feel the sun and air on my body and just surrender into something that supports me.

Reality is just too real for us, but that's why we need downtime.  We need rest and repair.  We cannot stay on 100% of the time.  It is much more than our bodies were designed for in a day.

Try stepping out of life in a moment of your day and see just how good that feels.  Practice it often for best results.

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1 comment:

  1. But how can I keep up with what is going on in the world without watching the TV. I fear for our future and if I don't see what is going on, I feel like I'm being blindfolded and trying to walk through crowded traffic. I think it is too simple to say, just don't watch tv. That is naive!






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