Yes. We do … we believe that our own interpretation of the world is valid—that it is the only one, and that it is completely real. And we can always find people that will agree with us.
Yet all of us share in the Greater Reality of an abiding presence of Love and Unconditional Compassion. And many have discovered a way to live in this awareness.
How does one examine a lived and believed reality? Fear and self-defense, long ago imprinted, have formed logical strategies, plans and conclusions, making it difficult to explore the origin of our long established, set-in-place world view. It is so very hard to grasp the need to control our life, established very early on, that keeps shaping and distorting our power to interpret.
And so we find ourselves struggling, searching and suffering.
Everyone has fears. Everyone. Sometimes they are hidden, covered up, disguised. They might seem minor. Perhaps they are unrecognized. But fear is built into human experience. Look for it. It needs to be reckoned with because fear naturally wants to move into self-protection, which creates opposition with self-defeating attitudes and behaviors, which leads to alienation and all forms of justifications.
The system of self-defense, learned and re-learned, multiplied and re-multiplied, becomes the human condition – a system of fear and desire that creates separation and conflict, as it flows through daily experience.
And still, always present is the Reality that all of us rest in the embrace of Unity and Wholeness.