All the world is a stage…
Yes we would all like to be in control our lives in order to find happiness, but is this really possible? When you see the dream/illusion of Reality clearly, you know we do not have control at this level of Self and therefore not possible. Inner peace comes when we realize at this level we are merely players of the play and have surrendered trying to control our storyline and accept our lives and destiny. This does not mean our character stops making choices. This merely means we understand at this level of self we are the player and not the playwright and we look to our soul and higher self as the author of our character and storyline. In this knowledge there is great freedom to be found and this is our ascension and liberation.
To illustrate my point, read some of William Shakespeare’s famous quotes and ponder their meaning. I have placed the quotes in an order to read like a poem.
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“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”
“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
“When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”
“My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.”
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”
“The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.”
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
“I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.”
“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.”
“Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.”
“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”
“Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.”
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