In a movie theater, you
look at the screen, you never look at the back. The projector is in the
back. The film is not really on the screen, it is just a projection of
shadow and light. The film exists in the projector, in the back, but you
never look at that. Your mind is at the back of everything. Your mind
is the projector. But you always look at the screen - at the everything.
you're in love, the person is beautiful. When you hate, the person is
ugly. You never become aware of how the same person can be beautiful and
The only way to reach the truth is to learn how to be
immediate in your vision. The mind is the problem, because the mind
projects its images on the screen you're looking at. What you see is
just your projection. And there are as many worlds as there are minds,
because every mind lives in his own world.
We get caught up in
projecting movies of our own making onto the situations and people
surrounding us. Instead of taking responsibility for our own
expectations, desires and judgments, we attribute them to others. A
projection can be good or bad, beautiful or ugly, disturbing or
comforting, but it is still a projection that prevents us from seeing
reality as it is. The only way out is to recognize the game.