There are thoughts and feelings within us. Here is a question. Where do they come from? It seems they just happen to us and we don't know their origin. Most of the time, they are triggered by stimuli outside. And that's what's happening to most of us. However, external stimuli are not the origin of thoughts and feelings. They are just triggers. The origin exists somewhere else.
"We live in two worlds, inner world and outer world at the same time", said John Kehoe. In our inner world, there are thoughts and feelings. In our outer world, there are circumstances, environments, and conditions.
I read a book long time ago in which the author wrote the sentence, 'There is no world outside'. I don't remember the title nor the author's name of the book. But the sentence has been stuck with me since then up until now.
Then finally, I feel I have deciphered the meaning of the sentence.
Cause and effect are the law of laws. Everything happens because of its cause. Do you believe so?
Bob Ishida, born and raised in Japan, is a human potential researcher, globalization advocate, speaker, entrepreneur, lover, father, husband and a child.