Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
On this earthly plane of existence, humanity exists in a Cosmic House of Mirrors. What seems to be reality is, in truth, but an illusion of limited five-sense perception. If one is to understand one’s own life, one must understand life itself. And to do this, a person must be able to discern what is real from that which is not.
Throughout recorded history the subject of will has played a significant role. The idea of exerting one’s personal will to make things happen in one’s life plays a major part in giving value or existence to the false sense of personal ego identity. Many books and commentaries have applauded the use of will power to accomplish goals in life. Exerting one’s will over others is often suggested as a means to an end. The world is filled with countless people who are going through the motions of pushing forth through life by what they believe is the power of their personal wills.
For a moment let’s suppose that some people believe that their self-wills are causing them to accomplish what they are in life. Of course, to have self-will necessitates basing one’s identity on a false sense of personal ego selfhood: A person is thought to be one self or identity, and others are seen to be different personal identities. Thinking in this fashion means that one’s mind is accepting that everyone is separate from one another.