We are only ever racing against ourselves. It’s time to STOP!

Much time is spent running around, sometimes in circles with bills, to pay for things we do or do not need. Taking time “out” is crucial, and I have taken it for granted and gone to the extremes of doing nothing for extended periods of timelessness. “Finding myself” in the midst of chaos has not been easy, especially when the “self” is hidden underneath our noses. In this blog post, I share what I have gained in the three decades since I began this spiritual journey that has taken me around the world.

Carved Buddha Photographed by Omananda in Sri Lanka

Ordinarily, we humans separate life into “them” and “us, the inner and the outer, when in reality, there is no separation. According to quantum physics, we are all floating in a cosmic sea of energy and light. Mystics confirm this, and I know it by heart. What more do we need to know?

I, for myself, can’t accept anything unless I have experienced it or have a memory of the experience. If you tell me there are aliens on the planet, which there might be, I won’t believe it until I meet one myself. Do you believe anything when someone tells you a story, swearing it’s true? I met people who seemed very sure of themselves but were pathological liars. My father was one of them, and he was not the only one. Liars think that if a lie has the effect of medicine, it embodies truth. As long as it prevents pain, they justify bending the truth (just a little) and even believing their lie, which becomes their truth that they defend to their deaths. How do you feel about that? I didn’t resonate with it, but I also did not realize how deeply a lie can be embedded to deceive yourself. I fell into the trap and believed things about myself that were not true. The sad thing was that it led to a lot of pain for me and others that could have been avoided had I known what life was all about back then, when I started to investigate the nature of the self.

Retreating from the “outside” world could be labeled as being “lazy. Artists and most human beings need time for self-reflection until inspiration strikes hard, like sudden lightning out of a thundercloud. When the foggy mind clears up, we naturally understand what is and is not real. Without that timeout, we run like hamsters in a wheel, getting nowhere. Everyone lives a little lie because our lives are commonly based on a delusional (false) image of ourselves that exists purely in the imagination. Yes, the spiritual fire is a life-long journey closely related to personal development. It’s the constant recognition and tweaking of psychological patterns, removing doubts and transforming harmful programs, biases, and misconceptions.

In this life, I’ve bumped into self-imposed boundaries that aren’t as real as love seems to be. Pure love—what else does one need? What else could we be looking for if not perversions of love, such as deception? Money? The Internet seems overloaded with lots of deals that are too good to be true. Most marketers promise to make you rich, but they lay out a fine print disclaimer in order to avoid being sued. Only those who have achieved greatness and material success, or given it up altogether (as monks do), can afford to ask the question and implement the answer to what makes us truly happy.

Of course, having the luxury to ask questions about love and lasting happiness requires one to have enough money to not have to worry about where the next buck comes from, so this post must be aimed at retired people. It is not! Time is the most precious resource that’s not to be wasted, and not taking the time to move in the right direction can be detrimental. Of course, some of the best things are free, and what we really need can be greatly reduced.

We are all born free under the sun to enjoy our leisure time. It’s our time, and nobody else should have control of it. That was my philosophy for a while, and it worked. It gave me time to contemplate life, but it took a lot longer than I thought it would for me to finally get it. I think I got it today. I realize we all could benefit from a system that gives us financial freedom and precious time to truly live for other reasons than “making money.”

Omananda in Norway

The sun is such an energetic center that it just shines and shines and shines. The truth is, you’re only ever racing against an imaginary self that is not real. Because the real self is (almost) like the sun. The true self is infinite. It has no beginning and no end. I’m saying that without giving references, but this blog post is not a doctor’s thesis, and if you are curious enough, you can research anything online today and verify what I am saying might be true. I encourage you to tap into the limitless source of all creation within yourself now. I always like to ask what you would want if you had one wish and knew it would come true.

What would you wish for? And why would I, of all people, care about it? Let me share a secret. You and I are not really that different. We are, in fact, all one. How can anyone be happy if others are suffering due to the delusion of separation? So, what is it that you’d truly want—your heart’s desire? (Please take a moment and write it down before you read on.)

Let me ask another question, please. Where is the center of infinity?

That’s right, there is no center. Each flower’s center is at its core, and each being’s center is its heart (core). This is where the magnetic field’s origin lies, and there are many fields in the one field that holds us all together. The cero-point has an infinite amount of life energy. And without this togetherness, none of us could exist! Every cell has one, and every component of life vibrates with source energy. Because of this, we are all capable of communicating with all of life. This is significant because it is the point at which fantasy and reality collide! This is why racing makes no sense whatsoever because we are already perfect—here and now, inseparable as we are, unified at the core. All we’ve got to do is take the time to realize this.

Take a moment, please, to consciously breathe and focus on your center—the center of the universe—your heart! That’s you. Nobody inhibits this space and time, and this is where the music plays and where the magic is at its zenith. This is where you receive all the information you need to move forward in this sacred moment to create your perfect destiny. Do it now. Feel yourself, and don’t let go of this feeling; it’s your guiding principle. When you don’t know what to do, ask for cosmic guidance from your heart center in this meditative space. It’s really that simple. You just have to do it. Enjoy …

With love, Omananda