Illusion of choice
You can often hear or read such thoughts that the authorities in the world have seized the corporations, and the presidents, prime ministers, judges and all others are just executing their will. Together with this, it is often said that modern society is forced to consume consumption and solve something that it can only at the level of choosing a model of a car or a brand of detergent. How realistic is the election of the president or deputies of the State Duma - the topic for a separate discussion and it has already been covered more than once. But the freedom in choosing a brand of washing powder is greatly exaggerated. Why - you can see in the picture below. It shows which brand (trade mark) of which corporation belongs. There is nothing to choose ...
When one realizes the total spontaneity of the mind, one is forced to face such a paradox as the illusory nature of any choice. Choice is the essence of human life, because His whole life is a "river" of continuous elections. Every moment is a doubt and a new choice, to which our attention is directed. The very essence of the choice seems to indicate that we have different variants of events, and they are always present as if in parallel. And the choice in this way is "freedom" in the development of the plot line of life. However, in reality, life remains linear and this freedom is illusory. We just watch this life as a movie. Participation in life, will and choice is also part of what we observe. Will - just is, as part of the movie. The will happens spontaneously, like everything else in this life.
The feeling of choice generates, the feeling that you are doing something, participating in the process. However, in fact, the experience of yourself as an actor is a kind of river, consisting of hundreds of subconscious "micro elections" for a certain short period of time (about a thousand per second). These micro elections are not realized by the inhabitant, therefore the activity of the mind is felt as something self-evident: "otherwise it can not be."
The choice, as the possibility of making one, or another, decision is an illusion. In essence, it is a spontaneous, chaotic consequence of the flow of micro-elections that simply happen. What we call the activity of the mind, and the life of man - occurs absolutely mechanically due to the spontaneous movement of subtle matter and energy.
How and where does the feeling of choice arise? The feeling of choice (as well as the feeling of "I") seems very real, because there is "energy of consciousness" in it. The feeling of choice is because it does not "suit" what is at the moment "now", so the choice is "pushing away" the present moment, its avoidance. Any choice is just a wave of rejection. Then there is a decline in the wave - between the two elections, the focus of consciousness returns to reality again, the inability to accept it again manifests itself, and again - a new moment of repulsion in a new choice. All this happens spontaneously.
Why is there a repulsion of reality in the moment perceived as a choice? Rejection of reality is the inability of consciousness to realize itself, to realize what is in the present. The inability to realize what is, depends on the level of clarity. Thus - choice, as a repulsion of reality, is a simple lack of clarity. Reality (in human manifestation) realizes itself actively, wavyly, but as if partially. Deeper, continuous, clear awareness can eliminate this feeling of "pushing away life . " It will also eliminate the illusion of choice , because Will display its components, such as: the inability of consciousness to realize itself and the wave of rejection, which consists of spontaneous particles.
Why is the inability to realize yourself? Because consciousness is "mixed" with matter. Concentration and contemplation (meditation), as the main factors in the development of clarity, eliminate the illusion of choice and doubt, and allow you to truly accept the present moment.