The Zen Thinking Podcast — Episode 49 — Seeing Through Our Stories & Concepts

In this week's episode I discuss how our perception of reality is continually distorted by whatever concepts we happen to believe in and by whatever stories we're presently telling ourselves.

Our experiences happen only within our own consciousness, and how we interpret that perception is modulated entirely by the stories we tell ourselves about it, which is of course based upon our self-centred opinions and personal biases.

It is this false reality, that is perceived to be real, that is the both source and substance of all our sorrow, suffering and struggle.

To awaken from the dream is to be aware of our stories and to see completely through their illusion.

In this episode I discuss the following pieces that have been recently published on Zen Thinking:

All suffering is born of mind

The discontentment of the grasping mind

The Dreamworld of a Borrowed Reality with Inherited Beliefs

A dream that cannot be held, only known

Waking up from the stories you tell yourself

Thanks for listening to the show, I hope you enjoy it.