I’ve noted more detail on this subject in a previous post, but as amazing as it seems this is a fact: colours were invented. It seems absurd to almost everyone who first hears it and yet if science is insisting it is true then doesn’t it seem odd that you’re not curious about this very strange fact?
The Buddha warned you about the illusion; so what’s the illusion? The Tao says stay in the flow; what defines out of flow? When Shakespeare said, “There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so” what did he mean? And when gurus tell you to kill yourself they don’t mean literally, so what do they mean? What is this ego thing and what’s it do?
It climbs around inside your head on concepts with names like colour, nation, fair, legal, good, bad, happy and sad. Most importantly it climbs around on a concept you identify as yourself. Every worthwhile psychological and spiritual guide will lead you toward these meditations. You cannot live in the real world if you insist on climbing around on concepts within your interior thoughts even if you do share them with others.
Blue doesn’t exist the way you think it does. Nor do you or your problems. So instead of sitting around gossiping or talking about sports or clothes or cars or anything else, try considering that your mental health might actually heightened if you took those closest to you and you discussed stuff like this. Because only by dispelling the false you will you ever realise the power and glory in your true self and, if understood that, then maybe you won’t be as blue.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Scott McPherson is an Edmonton-based writer, public speaker, and mindfulness facilitator who works with individuals, companies and non-profit organisations locally and around the world.
A serious childhood brain injury lead Scott to spend his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and identity. It made others as strange to him as he was to them. When he realized people were confused by their own over-thinking, Scott began teaching others to understand reality. He is currently CBC Radio Active’s Wellness Columnist, as well as a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB where he still finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.