Letting go of our fake stories

Coming to be born on Planet Earth is coming to experience the pain of unfulfilled desire – that which we desire to get is out of reach, that which we desire to keep will leave us, that which we desire to avoid comes to us. We face a constant inner struggle where we must choose what to sacrifice and what to keep; choosing which of our desires can take priority over others.

Only when we see that our desires and life conditions are irrelevant to our happiness, will we find our freedom from frustration and agony. This is the departure from the fake story that we tell ourselves – one in which we are the sufferer who is deprived of what we need. The inner struggle naturally drops away when we don’t really require anything and we are free to express our Authentic Self.

Fake stories (and their resulting pain) are useful because they drive us to evolve by providing us with a wide variety of experiences that we will otherwise not have undergone. Through our observations and experiences, we slowly gain wisdom about the world and the human experience. After we have dropped our story, this consolidated wisdom will be returned to the world for the benefit of the other people who still believe in their fake stories.

Coming into human being is coming to experience Goodness, Beauty, Meaning and Authenticity. When we have fake stories obstructing our view, we find it hard to see and live these four treasures in our lives. It is only after we have dropped our lies that we can experience the full splendor of Life and work freely with it to make the world a better place.