I am less a fan of the word “illusion” every time I read it, especially in the context of spiritual teaching and philosophy….
We are so afraid. You can see the evidence everywhere: how we treat ourselves; how we consciously and unconsciously control and manipulate each other; how we raise our kids; how we treat employees; how we need lawyers; how we troll on social media, and how the vast majority of snap judgment is biased toward the negative and fearful….
I don’t believe in _____. How do you mean? Even an atheist has to believe that others are theists…and most of humanity leans toward an appreciation of some kind of elevated or unifying consciousness, whether intrinsic, extrinsic, or somewhere in the middle….