What if it dawned upon you one day that there is actually another reality taking place concurrently with what you are experiencing right now? How will you react? Will it inspire you to explore further or will you decide that this present reality is all that you are interested in?
And what if it dawned upon you that this “not-yet-known” reality is not something separate from your present one, except that somehow from that perspective, the way you look at life, or anything else for that matter, changes the way you experience your reality, including how you feel about it? If you can’t imagine this, consider one of those illusion-inducing pictures which when looked at from different angles, produces two different realities. And that reality, in turn influences your feelings.
To illustrate, consider the experience of you waking up in the morning to a beautiful sunrise. To you, it is a beautiful sunrise on that day and you enjoyed every bit of it — the colour, the landscape, the overall expression of the view and the weather. That is your reality. But then say, on another day, imagine the same scenery is there to meet you again, in perfect combination just as the other day, but somehow you do not feel quite right or the meaning of “beautiful” may no longer seem true anymore at that moment. Well, you may have guessed by now that your mood does play a role in how you perceive the sunrise.
Then again, what is important is to question whether there really is “beauty” or “not-so-beautiful”, outside of us, or is our mind the one that is deciding/judging? And to stretch that a little further, what if our scarcity or even insecurity, which seem to bother us due to whatever we are experiencing outwardly, is merely a thwarted expression of our mind and nothing at all to do with what is outside of us? Same happenings, but now seen differently. What if?
And what if you come to another realization that the mind, the one that only you can experience, all by yourself, (and other minds, all by himself or herself), is just a happening, but when not seen or understood correctly, produces a blinding effect that seemingly gives you the power of choices or control, probably over another person, or makes you feel powerless on another occasion? What if this is true? What if there is such a reality — of another level of understanding that has yet to arise in your mind?
No one stands in your way of exploring this possibility. It all begins with awareness of your own mind. And by the way, the word “spiritual” is just another word for one who begins to view a situation from a different angle than the norm, from a new found understanding, instead of from the I-already-know-perception.