The Buddha understood something very profound about our reality — it's not the independent objective reality that we assume. It's more like a virtual reality but with some very interesting rules on how what we see and experience is generated — we are generating it with our thoughts and beliefs!
How is this possible you ask? The fundamental stuff of the Universe is not matter, it's consciousness — all is mind. All realities, including the one that your focal point of awareness is currently immersed in (yes, there are multiple parallel realities) are CONSTRUCTS of thought. Our higher consciousness (a thread of universal consciousness) is emersed in what is essentially a game and time and space are illusions! We are creating our reality with our thoughts — we are creators!
The Universe is a field of limitless potential for us to tap into and manifest into our reality. Little did we know that are thoughts are creative and what we can create and experience is only LIMITED by our imaginations. One of the biggest impediments to unlimited thinking and powerful creation are BELIEFS. Your beliefs shape your reality because they shape and constrain your thoughts. Just about all beliefs are limiting what you can manifest becuase the ultimate truth is that all realities are constructs of thought and imagination — anything can come true in a construct if you believe it will! This is why the Buddha said the immortal words in the quote above!
The Universe IS consciousness. And it's THOUGHTS are the STUFF that we see and experience. We are focal points of awareness of the Universal consciousness looking out onto its own thought-scape, it's own mind-scape, and experiencing it. Our reality is more like a dream, a very coherent lucid dream.
So dream big and expect wonderful,
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