Question: Will reality rip or tear while I am using it?
Answer: Studies show that reality rips or tears less than 1% of the time. If you think Reality has been ripped or torn, remove it right away, throw it away, and insert a new Reality..
Now some may think we are back to DENIAL or we have maybe moved on to DELUSION… but no, here we have come to PERSPECTIVE.
Trite cliches about “silver linings” aside, when you and Reality are tearing at each other… or someone else’s pointed concept of Reality has burst you Reality bubble, a shift in perspective can help you find your footing again.
Think of it as climbing up a steep hill of loose gravel or dirt. The ground may shift beneath you but if you look at the angles differently you will find an easier path. It isn’t always on the same the mountain, by the way.
"Do not remove Reality’s inner ring. If you remove the ring, Reality will not work as well."
Well this one is a doozy! It sounds all cray cray Illuminati and shit but really what it means is choose those around you carefully. Yes, have those who make you laugh and be silly.
But keep the ones who help you define your Reality closest. The ones willing to let your Reality and theirs exist together and make something bigger and BETTER, instead of tearing down or taking over other Realities.
"Some people may feel Reality and some may not…"
Ok lets start by (for the purposes of this discussion ONLY) setting aside those with mental or cognitive disorders that make the above tip a given.
This tip is really more about AWARENESS, or the lack there of. To feel Reality one pretty much needs to be aware of it. Seems basic but … yeah… no.
Some may argue this is about DENIAL but you need to really be aware of something to deny it so that doesn’t apply here.
Truth is there are really just people who have no clue. And like bad drivers.. you have to be aware of and for them or else you end up in an accident.
“You can insert Reality yourself. It gives you a way to protect yourself.”
This is a tough one. Your brain will naturally shy away from Realities that it finds hurtful or unappealing. But, as this tip points out, it is better that you deal with (insert) Reality yourself rather than having it forced on you by others.
And it does indeed, go a good distance to helping you protect yourself. Knowing what reality is can prevent a good many surprises in life, allow you to make the right decisions for yourself as you go on and avoid some of the major pitfalls that you might otherwise encounter.
"Because Reality is new, it may look different to you or you may feel nervous about trying to insert it."
Here’s the thing, Reality is ALWAYS going to be “new”. Its sort of an ever changing thing, thus YOU TOO must be ever changing… but not. I know, its confusing.
Its this weird combination of intellect, adaptability and flexibility. You have to be intelligent enough to see the differences in Reality as it morphs, adaptable enough to be willing to make the changes in your perspective or attitude to keep a grip on Reality and flexible enough to do so.
Seems the best way to do this is to be careful not to have too many preconceived notions of Reality. Don’t be a sucker for every version put in front of you but be willing to at least listen, then use the 3 skills above to make the call.