So become mindful of what you do. If you eat a meal, really eat it, and don’t just waste that moment thinking about what you are going to do next. Be mindful that being one with the purpose of your life is at the center of what will make you content. There is this illusion of separateness from others that gives rise to your inner desire to be better than others, when we are all one body. Can you dissolve your five senses and all that you have been brainwashed into thinking and really see into your heart?
Albert Einstein wrote that the greatest illusion is that we view each other with a feeling of separateness. And he also wrote that you can only perceive one millionth of one percent of reality as it really is. The question then is will you “buy” what society tells you to think about yourself? Your perceptions, your thoughts (which you got from society), fool you into feeling separate from others. And it is this illusion of separation which drives you to ambition, comparison, and competition. As a very young child, did you really feel a separateness until society started teaching you otherwise? Do you ever remember competing against others until the school gym teacher announced the 500 yard dash?
Right after a young child enters school, he learns that he or she must compete and if he or she is naturally at the bottom of the class, he or she is labeled as retarded, or underachieving. And then society tries to push the individual forward, never allowing him or her to be satisfied with who they really are. The school never lets the students relax because there is always a “normal curve” that people doing the curriculum use. There is always a first place and last place. They are both losers in the end. The last place finishers are “punished” with labels and more one on one education and may live with the label as “special”. The first place finishers are pushed out to a “Gifted and Talented” Group to compete yet again off each other.