Stop Reality.

Via David Zenon Starlyte
on Feb 15, 2013
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Stop Reality. Keanu Reeves in a scene from the film, The Matrix

What is reality? 

Merely conditioning, based on beliefs? Or something more?

The real reality is within. What you see is an illusion, and only reflects what your brain is capable of showing you via its own mechanisms. Technically and physiologically speaking, you’re unable to see the truth that you live in an illusion that can equally imprison or free you.

Stop reality.

“A human being is a part of a whole—called by us ‘universe’—a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Einstein

Are we real? Are we even capable of seeing what is real?

“We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

All we can do is be open to what is true, and grip on to what we can feel with our senses, and I include all six senses in this. The era of gurus is over. Consciousness is shifting on the planet and as human beings, we are evolving to a higher level. In fact, we have no choice to evolve or to die out. Such is the nature of life.

“Nature’s way is simple and easy but men prefer what is intricate and artificial.” ~ Lao Tzu

Our “awakening” (if it turns out to be so) coincides with a massive technological shift, with the introduction of mobile communications and all the way to full automization. Finally we will have robots and computers to do all the work humans used to do. We no longer require a go-between, as availability of information and resources is widespread. Life is immediate, especially media and entertainment. Everything is being presented to us on the film screen of our minds. Immediate. Often even larger than life. The question of “what is real” is becoming more central as entertainment takes over many lives.

The key at this point is not knowledge, but wisdom; not attitudes but beliefs, a return to an appreciation of the simple things in life.

“Nature’s way is simple and easy but men prefer what is intricate and artificial.” – Lao Tzu

Is there such a thing as a true reality? Perhaps the whole world is a dream or a dance of consciousness dreaming itself alive?

The Matrix VS The Real World
What is real and what is imagined? Image: Photodisk

Loving what appears before us (reality as we see it) is a process and sometimes can be very challenging; it’s not always blissful, or at least not immediately so. It is through cultivating a compassionate and accepting heart, that we develop these feelings and qualities within our souls. Then we end up discovering that it was there all along and really, we were just coming home to ourselves.

It’s not data that’s killing us; it’s our inability to sort that data into bite-size chunks of information that is placing the greatest challenge to our systems. We are literally being inundated by stimuli. This fun and exciting period in our development has also placed enormous stress on our bodies, whose capacity for handling stress has a threshold that we keep crossing, as we push ourselves further and higher, closer to the abyss.

We are pushing ourselves artificially to achieve more, to spend more time at work—which is creating a profound imbalance in our health and well-being. It makes no sense. Surely we should have more time than ever before?

Why is no government addressing these issues, and speaking about it frankly? It’s like a collective cloud of ignorance that enshrouds the official messages. While evolving the system, and updating policies that were developed hundreds of years ago is the only sane way to operate, it’s like the status quo would rather freeze itself than face change.

Is change so scary?

Since we have created the technological means essentially to run a society for human being that requires minimum human work input, what is the agenda of those who want to keep people blinded?

This is a time when we are gaining the ability to listen to our higher selves, gain clarity about our lives through turning inwards. All the answers can be found within. This is no secret.

There is no reason to seek out answers via gurus, doctors, monks, imams, psychologists, priests/ nuns, rabbis, holy men or women, or any other authority figures. A person is already complete, whole, worthy of love, beautiful, powerful, wise—a genius creator. From a spiritual perspective, we already have access to everything we need.

“Crystal clear and radiant with inner warmth and fullness, we know nothing else is needed. We have returned home.” ~ Tarthang Tulku, Seeing the Beauty of Being

This is a time of personal power, learning who we truly are—celebrating our true magnificence.

We can thus empower ourselves to live more fully expressed lives, to bring to fruition the highest vision of who we are. We no longer need to think small; we are giants. This knowledge changes everything.

Photo: zsófi B
Photo: Zsófi B

Go with an open heart, go with a full heart, go soundly into the world with love.

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart ” ~ Confucius 


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Ed: Brianna Bemel


About David Zenon Starlyte

David is an international SOUL-COACH who travels the world as a spiritual healer, coach and mindful speaker. David's vision is to create journey retreats to guide people to places of mystery and power to rediscover, balance and ground themselves. Growing up in apartheid South Africa, David had an early initiation into a dysfunctional society. It influenced his thinking and search for peaceful and spiritual solutions. A passion for healing followed a severe childhood illness and a medical approach he found lacking gentleness and compassion. David later studied theology in war-torn Jerusalem for 3 years, before graduating as a Naturopathic physician in Australia. David has studied personal transformation for over 20 years with some of the leaders of human evolution including Grand Master Mantak Chia, Master Chen and Ajahn Brahm. He has worked as Naturopath, Wellness Expert and Healer at the best luxury resort as well as number one destination spa in the world. His spiritual education in mindfulness, prayer and wisdom has included immersion into Qi Gong (China), Buddhism (Thailand & Australia), Taoism (Thailand and China), Tantra, Qabbalah (Jerusalem). For more information, he can be found at: Website:, , Email: [email protected] , Facebook:


12 Responses to “Stop Reality.”

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  2. Angela Karp says:

    This is amongst the best writing I've read yet on elephant journal. I find the intelligence of the words far-reaching, passionate and somehow I believe that they are important. I want to hear this author speaking. Please write more!

  3. Gerry Ellen says:

    great article!

  4. Queen Yanni says:

    What is reality? is reality what we perceive with our senses; sight, taste, touch, hearing, smell, kinesthetic, hunger, thirsty, tension, pain, equilibrioception and many more physical sensations that yet need to be discovered? Imaging you are alone in the vast sea, all you can see is water all around and no land in horizons. All your physical senses have lost their usefulness to you. What is reality then? The reality is you and you alone. Trust your instinct; a sense that has been neglected, rarely used. Trust your heart; the eternal compass will lead you to your paradise. Thanks David for your wonderful insight to the true human spirit…to be free from illusions and deceptions…see reality within

  5. We are the only self-aware species that I am aware of on land. Yet, I do believe dolphins and whales have the capacity for self-awareness.

    It's difficult to say what is actually real. Especially when you study quantum physics. Matter is made up of predominately space, empty space. So what we see is not "reality".

    Thank you for your comments.

  6. Destiny is the reality. And by the way , knowledge changes everything.

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  9. Sonny Moon says:

    I agree that "there is no reason to seek out answers via gurus, doctors, monks, imams, psychologists, priests/ nuns, rabbis, holy men or women, or any other authority figures." That being the case, why should anyone care what David Arenson has to say?

  10. Sonny Moon says:

    Wait, I take it back–it's OK to seek answers from a medical doctor; just ignore "spiritual" leaders.

  11. Hey…..if I speak, you must listen!!!! hahah