Excerpt About Belief
Disbelief About the Way Things AreThat is what I mean when I say, “Here's looking at you, kid.” No matter where you find yourself, there is wonder and change. But most of us refuse to believe that’s how things are. We cling to the self with two legs, two arms, and two eyes who sometimes has an experience of light. It’s like Chuang Tsu wondering, “Am I a butterfly dreaming that I am Chuang Tsu, or am I Chuang Tsu dreaming that I am a butterfly?” You can find out only by examining where you are. If at the moment you are light, then you are light. Now you discover you are a body, so you are a body. But habitually you return to being the person who your mother and father and everyone you’ve known for the last thirty years say you are. You revert to what is familiar. Otherwise, who will do what needs to be done? That is the fear. If you are this wonderful light or this jeweled queen, then who is going to clean the house tomorrow?