Imagine that your life consists of a box of toys and each time you take a toy out of the box to play with. There are all kinds of toys in your box, the ones that make you happy, the ones that make you curious, the ones that excite you, the ones that comfort you, etc. You’re always looking to adding new toys to your box.
We spend all of our time playing with toys, and as time goes by, we come to believe that our existence depends on the toys that we have. We forget that we exist without our box of toys. We are here regardless of our interactions, thoughts, opinions, goals, and past achievements. But our dependence on the toys and games we play effects what we think about ourselves. If we lose, then we are not good enough. If we’re behind, then we’re not talented enough. If the way we play is not appreciated, then we’re not loved.
At some point or another, we all depend on someone to love us, appreciate us, spend time with us. How else would we know that we are good unless we are judged by someone else’s standards? Later adopting these standards as our own and secretly judging ourselves, our past, our future, our present, in our thoughts. Looking for toys that can comfort us, love us, appreciate us, but sometimes there are none to be found.
We reach the very edge believing in what we think is real until it hurts our souls. Struggling to cope with our emotions, we either fall even deeper or allow ourselves to be devoured by everything. Letting go of life as we know it in our minds so we can be reborn and reconnect with our hearts. Awaken to the box, the toys, and all the games we used to play.
Don’t be afraid of being bullied by your own mind. You are not the victim as long as you are not trying to defend yourself from yourself. But if you feel the need to protect yourself from your thoughts, just let your thoughts play out all the cards they have before you react. You will quickly find out everything you need to know in a matter of seconds.