We cannot see a grain of sand from inside the grain of sand. The perceiver is not the perceived. The observer is not the observed. The seer is not the seen. Whatever I perceive is not me. Not even this body? Not even that.
The off-kilter mind fears and wants, divides and opposes. The role of the mind is to be a skilled canoeist—to go with the flow, to accept everything and resist nothing.
Surely the world has never not been disturbed, riven and violent. Even our corporeal selves are full of cellular antagonisms and warring entities. Why are we everyday freshly offended by this immutable fact?
Consumer culture proclaims that happiness is having things and doing things. The advertising industry has from the dawn of its existence parked its considerable haunches on this belief. But having things and doing things is the opposite of happiness. True happiness has no reason.
The only trouble is fear. The only freedom is freedom from worry.