Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Garden Of Consciousness

How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world! Fie on’t! Ah fie! ‘Tis an unweeded garden, That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature Possess it merely. That it should come to this!

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s longest play, and one of the most influential tragedies ever written in the English language. Hamlet has been analyzed, dissected and argued about over the last four hundred years. Why Hamlet hesitated in killing his uncle in the chapel seems to be a complex ethical, as well as philosophical issue. Hamlet’s decision may have been fueled by religious beliefs that were called truths at that time. Perhaps Hamlet believed that killing a praying villain would send him to heaven instead of hell.

We create our own weed-filled garden. It is a blend of beliefs, associations and influences. It is a root-filled comedy; a seed-filled tragedy, and a guilt-filled emotional flower. We materialize all our beliefs; the positive as well as the negative, in order to completely understand that our thoughts create our reality. We don’t completely understand the power of our thoughts until we physically experience what they create. Our garden is a world of mirrors. We plant and pick the images we want to experience. Our choices show us the beauty of recognizing our inner self or the folly of believing we are separated from it. Every choice creates an assortment of probabilities to experience. In each moment we can make another choice, and change how we perceive truth in our self-created world.

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