Objects have no reality in themselves but are only seen of the mind and, therefore, are of the nature of Maya and a dream.
~ Buddha ~

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone
you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
~ Mark Twain ~

Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre ~

Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
~ John Keats ~

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
~  Barbara Grizzuti Harrison ~


We create in our mind our own cages that confine us

We each create the reality that entraps us within the illusion we have made for ourselves. In order to escape the illusion we must come to embrace our actually reality by realizing what is rather than how we prefer things to be.

Illusions are quasi dreams made of dust that are capable of blowing away in an instant. While we must never cease to dream, we need to endeavour to perceive our true reality, for escapism is never the conclusion that will prevail. We must embrace our reality while continually molding or changing it to fit better into what we need or desire.

Our imaginations ability to create alternative realities is no match for a persistent current reality that won't go away. We can only escape our current reality by creating an alternative experience or changing the reality we are experiencing. Illusions will not change reality, only our perception of it. An illusion is difficult to maintain for an extended period of time, it will either fade and crumble or collapse all together without warning; we are never able to maintain an illusive reality over the long term. Our perception of reality if perverted will trap us within the illusion limiting and confining us like a trap of our own creation.

We each walk in the light that we create, if we are experiencing darkness this is because we have failed to create enough light in our life to light the way thereby fighting off darkness.

Words of Wisdom

The self is fundamentally an illusion arising as a reflection of the soul in matter, much as a clear lake at midnight reflects the moon.
~ Fred Alan Wolf ~

Where do we people go if not towards the perfection of our own illusion?
~ Sorin Cerin ~

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
~ Judy Garland ~

“The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion
~  Albert Einstein ~

Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
~ Chamfort ~

Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
~ Joseph Roux ~

An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted
~ Arthur Miller ~

What we gain by experience is not worth that we lose in illusion .
~Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn ~

Updated: December 2009

Something to think about

Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
~ Joseph Roux ~

Life is what happens when you jump out of your mind and use your senses.
~ Peter Cajander ~

Point to ponder

A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
~ Bertrand Russell ~

A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee ~