Our Meaningless World
THE DEEPLY thought provoking book, “A Course In Miracles” (ACIM), has a section in it titled ‘A Workbook For Students’. The first lesson starts by stating: ‘Nothing I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place] means anything.’ This thought should become a part of our daily routine.
Why? It will lead us towards becoming consciously aware of, thus question all that we see around us. We normally don’t do this. Usually we go through our daily lives mindless of where we are and what we are seeing. We are like robots, taking it for granted that it is all real.
Becoming consciously aware of our surroundings will allow us to intelligently question the validity and meaning of the world we see. For instance, you may question whether the chair you are sitting on at your computer while reading this blog is real?
‘I’m positive it’s real’ you might say, ‘look, I can see it, touch it, smell it.’ Now, if you walk into a back room where you can no longer see your chair, ask yourself, ‘does it still exist? Or because it is now outside of the range of my senses, does it no longer need to exist?’
Once you walk back to your chair and your computer, the question then arises, does the back room now exist? Now that you no longer need it to be a presence in your world? In other words does whatever you see or not see really exist or mean anything at all, or is it only an apparition that appears when needed?
We can only sense the little piece of the world that directly surrounds us, for that is all that is necessary for us to experience physical life. But even the validity of that tiny bit we see needs to be questioned.
Is it real or is what I am seeing at the present moment (like the chair) only a meaningless illusion within my mind that’s temporarily required to facilitate the appearance of a seemingly real world?..
Dan’s Quote: “The world we see has no real meaning in and of itself.
______________It is only an imaginary world conforming to whatever we believe it is.”