Most anything has some distortion. Living today is a little like standing in front of a funhouse mirror that stretches the legs to the size of sticks and puts knees where ankles should be. What is real? Even nature affords illusion. Arid deserts have mirages of water; it looks real, but approach it and it disappears. We must be aware of illusion – of distortion, because some businesses and people practice it. When our own eyes squint against truth we are creating distortion. If we can’t trust ourselves to recognize the truth, who can we trust?
What we do is largely decided by the thought we give it in the beginning.
Should I spend my time complaining? Should I take my attitude out on others? Should I whine about how little I have and how badly I feel? Or should I be grateful that I have another opportunity today to do something?
The day is in your hands. You will reap what you sow. If you want to be loved, then love; if you want peace, then be peaceful; if you want to be free, then give others their freedom. We must learn to forgive others without reservation in order to truly be forgiven and live the life we are meant to live. But most importantly, we must learn to live our lives without the projection of illusion.