December 25, 2021•177 words
"What ever is there when you're paying the closest attention stands a better chance at 'being real'; than that which appears to be real, when you're not paying attention." - Sam Harris
When a thought, experience, craving - any kind of perception or belief; starts to disintegrate once examined with objectivity you can be sure that it is not real.
Try to follow a thought from its' emergence - presence - through to dissolution from a detached frame of mind. If you can manage this you will be shown that this idea is not permanent.
More specifically though it discredits the idea that just because you feel it doesn't make it TRUTH.
That your emotions are just there, that they arise and fall on their own accord, and when left to themselves willl pass quite fast. It is within the comprehension of this idea you can conclude that everything you could ever need is already within you, that you are the only touch stone - the only 'permanent' being, and even then who are you?.