The 5 laws of existence

We all have heard of the laws of physics. But there are laws even more universal, even more ‘Set in stone’. Here come the 5 laws of existence.

1. You Exist

The fundamental transpersonal self does always exist and is not dependent on objects. Objects being not only objects “out there” in the physical world, but also “inside” like thoughts and emotions. You want to get an understanding of I am ness stripped of the object. Objects are always changing. Realize that you are unchanging. I am ness always existed.

2. Everything is here and now

Have you ever experienced any other time than now? Many have heard the phrase that time is an illusion and it has been mimicked plenty of times without really understanding what is meant by that saying. What time really is, deserves a whole post on its own, however, it is important to understand that who we really are, is not a ‘being’ locked in this current Time frame. We are watching the movie, we aren’t the actor in the movie (even though we often like to think otherwise). The complete movie already exists but it is linearly displayed to us.

3. The one is the all and the all are the one

Everyone and everything is part of the all, it’s just that not everyone is aware of that. There are no real borders in reality. Everything is connected. Thus you always, at any point and any time have the ability to merge back into with the all and reconnect with your true self.

4. What you put out is what you get back

Have you noticed? If you feel bad, everything around you becomes bad. Your kids become annoying, your work becomes harder and your food tastes worse. However, luckily the opposite is true as well. If you live a life of abundance and radiate positivity you will always get positivity and abundance back. You reap that which you sow.

5. Everything changes but the first 4 laws.

Every experience that you have is a combination of those laws. Once you understand this you’ll understand exactly how existence works, you’ll understand exactly how reality works and how to create the reality that you prefer. Every experience that you have is a combination of these laws. Master those laws and you will become a master of your reality.

Borders of self

Where does “you” start and where does “you” stop. This is a question of where the border is drawn between self and other. Before we think this question through together, I would like you to ask that question yourself, what do you consider yourself?

Drawing the line

There are generally 2 widely spread theories.

  • 1. I am me. I am everything that happens on the inside of the skin. I can control my arm, therefore I am my arm. [Draws the line at the skin]
  • 2. I am parts of what happens inside of me, I am the positive attributes of myself. When I am drinking, I am not myself. When I get mad, I am not myself. [Draws the line inside the mind]

Let’s analyze these theories.

Let’s play a little question-answer game with a person who holds the theory No. 1.

  • Q: Why do you believe you are your body?
    • A: I am my body because I can control it!
  • Q: Do you control the growth of your hair? The beating of your heart?
    • A: No.
  • Q: What happens if I remove a part of your body? Let’s say I remove some hair, or maybe even a finger, or an arm. Are you less you?
    • A: No, I’m still me, but if you’d remove my brain I’d stop to exist. Because I would die. Maybe theory 2. was right after all.
  • Q: Aha very clever. So you think you are your brain because without it you couldn’t exit. What about air, food or water? Is that you?
    • A: What? No, of course not.
  • Q: Well without it, you couldn’t exist. in fact, you couldn’t exist without the sun. Are you also the sun?

I think at this point it should be clear that explaining why the 2. theory is faulty is unnecessary.

So where do I draw the line?

Well, the truth is.. there are no lines in reality. Reality doesn’t come in lines, all lines are made up by us. To understand ourselves we always need to have the other. But now that we realize that there is no line between self and other, we do have to realize that self and other become one. Now becoming the Self with a capital “S”. But why aren’t we quite aware of that? We might understand on an intellectual level that there are no borders in reality and that we made them all up. But why does it still feel like I am only “me”?

Survival instinct

To realize that the self as we believed it to be doesn’t exist means to kill it. To merge with “the All” means that the small self has to die. And of course, there is a lot of resistance to dying. For most people, it takes many years of practice to truly see through the illusion and realize who you really are. But everyone who has broken through the illusion says it’s worth it. So I sincerely encourage you. Question your beliefs. Question who you think you are. Ask your self whether you really want to believe an illusion for the rest of your life.