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A Reality Check

Apr 8, 2023 | Daily Trek, Inspiration

Reality Check - Radical Trekking - Ayelet Baron

A reality check serves as a wake-up call, prompting us to recognize the true state of a situation. As humans, we often find ourselves caught in a web of delusions.

Additionally, we may believe we have a complete understanding of the world around us. However, the truth is that our perception of reality is limited by our beliefs, which often create biases that fuel division.

One example of our delusional nature is the belief that we are the center of the universe. For centuries, we’ve held onto this belief, placing ourselves on a pedestal above all other living beings. In reality, we are just a small part of an incredibly vast and complex ecosystem that exists.

Our ego-driven mentality often leads us to overestimate our abilities and knowledge. And we assume we have more control over our lives and the world around us than we actually do. This illusion of control creates a sense of entitlement, making it difficult for us to recognize the importance of collaboration and interdependence. And also that change is simply a natural flow.

Moreover, we are often prone to seek out information that confirms our pre-existing beliefs and ignore evidence that challenges them. This narrow-minded approach prevents us from seeing the bigger picture and growing to our true potential.

As we navigate our life, can we recognize and challenge our delusions? By cultivating a sense of humility and curiosity, can we understand our place in this world?

Engaging in open conversations exposes us to diverse viewpoints and maybe let go of the programmed need to judge. We break free from the shackles of our ego and gain a more accurate understanding of reality.

Ultimately, our reality check helps us recognize our own delusions.  As we shed our illusions and embrace reality, we make everything real here in the physical world and focus on the adventure of the moment.

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