I think the concept of delusion has stuck with me. And the more I see, the more I write. Here’s the last blog on delusions for at least this month : )
Forget the idea that being evil is the right way, forget bad is good because it shouldn’t have made it into your mind in the first place. Come out of this delusion that you have to be a hack to become successful. (Hack: a person who produces banal and mediocre work in the hope of gaining commercial success in the arts). Sure that works well, but being authentic, truly creative, artistic, and working honestly also brings success, the route may be more time-consuming and with more humps along the way but the success is worth it more than the success you get being a hack. Moreover, forget success, focus on fulfillment.
And sure, it seems so attractive to believe that, in fact, I was about to believe the same, but I realized soon that as soon as you believe in something, your life will happen according to that belief. Like how I’m now seeing people in delusions everywhere : ) But of course, I myself have been in many of the delusions I’ve mentioned in the blog.
We poor beings who call ourselves sapiens (meaning wise in Latin), when we aren’t even aware of how our own old thoughts, emotions, and habits are manipulating us right now, people come to conclusions such as “It was right when I was a bad guy”. And when life is trying to teach you something that can change your life forever, you still stick on to the old perspective and again make the wrong conclusions(The opposite of what the universe is trying to say to you). In fact, the reason why you feel this is because, take whatever “good” habits, for example, exercising, reading books, making art, daily rituals, saving money, whatever, initially life may become worse, it seems as though this was a wrong decision.
And this is because the path that is the most worth traveling is always the hardest one to travel in. It takes more to be a monk than to be a criminal. But it’s worth it.
But once you realize it and bring clear meaning to that struggle and pain, then all of it will turn into points of happiness, everything normalizes.
And moreover, there is another misconception that I like to bust. Just because there is no rich guy around you who has earned in an honest way, doesn’t mean you can’t be the one. And just because the people around you won’t value the good in you as much as the money you earn, doesn’t mean you have to value money over your goodness. Choose wisely.
Practical tips: Again humility and self-introspection. Self-introspect and if it turns out you were wrong about something, be happy, you are growing! I’ve been wrong about many things and I’ve accepted my ignorance and believe me it’s worth it. It takes a lot of humility to smash your strongly built ego, but again, it’s worth it.
Sanath Kumar Naibhi