Does the World revolve around you?
Or are you the person you think you are? Have you ever thought about this seriously?
Each living person creates a world of his own in his mind. He is the center of everything and whole world revolves around him. Nothing that does not involve him or affect him matters.
Such a world as you perceive exists only in you. There are as many million different worlds as many people are there on this earth. Each is different. That is why it is said that each person is unique. And you are in the center of everything. If you are not apart of it, rest of the world does not matter, does not exist as far as you are concerned. This is grossly incorrect view of reality. But that is how we, human beings, are made up of.
I am not what I think I am
I am not what you think I am
I am what I think you think I am
Even when we keep ourselves as center and think a world of ourselves, we cheat ourselves. We want to project ourselves as good, kind, benevolent, reasonable, philanthropic, cheerful, nice, happy, dependable, reliable, altruistic, honest, easy going, helpful and wonderful people -- in fact everything positive about ourselves. . We are always trying to impress others by acting as they expect us to be but we are not what we project ourselves to be. The Quote above adds clarity to what I say, I hope!!
Once we understand the nature of EGO, it is easy to disassociate ourselves from our Ego. Ego is that which helps you identify yourself everything that is not you. You are not the body. You are not the name. You are not the persons others see you to be. You are not the possessor of things that you own – including property, wife, children and intangibles like fame and recognition. In a sense, in reality "yourself minus Ego" is the real you.
Therefore the world does not revolve around you. It is a misconception. It is a trick of your faulty mind. You revolve around everything. That is why you are seeing only bits and pieces of anything that you see. You revolve around so fast that there is no time to observe anything fruitfully. Your vision is limited to a few degrees in front of you – not 360 degrees in one plane of vision – leave alone multiple planes in which you really exist. Stay still in absolute silence, void and nothingness and you can reach your true self.
Where we begin, therefore, you might ask. I would rather say, NOW. NOW has an answer to all basic questions: why, how, when, where and what. Find that out for yourself, as no one can do that for you.