"Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves" -Bill Hicks (1961-1994)
Before I introduce you to the particular Bill Hicks, Just a Ride video piece that has inspired me, I want to share some of my own thoughts that center around the ideas present in the video.
Lately I keep reminding myself that life truly is just a dream, and that we will wake up from this dream one day and feel more vivid and full of love than ever before.
Now, I'm not saying that I don't feel full of love now. In fact, transforming my diet has truly brought me into the most loving space I have been inside ever.
Sometimes I feel like we just need a little reminder that a lot of this isn't so real after all.
I find this to be a good tool in our conscious daily lives; if you start thinking you are in a dream, because essentially you are. When you realize you are awake in a dream aren't those the best dreams? Then you do whatever you want, which is what you should be doing anyway. If you think of life this way you get these aha moments and it sort of makes you realize where your heart is at and what to do next without fear. When you live without fear and instead live with love you are on the right track in this life and in tune with all that truly matters.
These ideas are what remind me of this bit Bill Hicks did that has Really stuck with me over the years. Now and then I go back on YouTube and watch this video because I find it very powerful. I truly love it.
Bill Hicks was many things, one of them being a stand up comedian in which he often spoke on consciousness and love. He spoke out about the truths in our society and inspired many people. He is definitely not included in my blog for his raw food lifestyle - he definitely was not that, however he did have many, many powerful messages in his work and I love to share everything that has truly inspired me from a health and spiritual standpoint.
Below is a small quote from the video and then the actual video itself. The video is quite short and worth the watch, as you can really feel the passion in his words and you will very likely gain some inspiration from it.
"The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" ...