On Top of the World!

Have you ever had the feeling of being "on top of the world?" Most people have at one time or another; regardless of how brief. For those who haven't; it is definitely not hard to at least have an idea of what it would be like.

When you stop and look at it; this feeling could not really be experienced without other feelings and more undesirable situations. In other words; because a person can have situations and experiences that they may feel extremely good about; it leaves the obvious conclusion that there are situations and experiences that a person may feel bad about. You could call them 'middle world' and 'bottom of the world' experiences, to an extent. This really goes to show that there could not be a 'good' without a 'bad'; no 'top' without a 'bottom'. There is a full spectrum of experience and perspective.

It is the 'bad' that allows people to distinguish when they are having a 'good' time. If not for this spectrum, our experience of being 'on top of the world' may seem to be the norm. There would not be a reason to feel particularly happier about something if it is a constant. (In all reality, we do not perceive constants. Even when we do, they are never considered 'good' or 'bad'. ie.=gravity)

Once you've figured out what means the world to you, you have set the guidelines with in your spectrum of reality as to what is the 'top' and what's the 'bottom' of the world. You have really defined your relationship with whatever is possible to happen in your reality. In other words; whatever happens, based on your standards, you will always feel a particular way about it.

It is truly our perspectives that define our worlds. Two people can be in the same physical world and be feeling totally different. One person is on top of the world, and the other is in deep depression. For most people, what it is exactly, that sets their standards, is their ego identity and whatever it identifies well being as.

Once a person can remove themselves from this ego perspective; the rules of well being all change. A person can truly be on top of the world once the attachment to 'good' and 'bad' is recognized and severed. What is left afterward, is a broader perspective and the realiztion that everything is for the best.

For a more in depth look at transcending 'good' and 'bad', read What Is Really Good? and stay tuned.

8 comments:

Live For Today said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. This post is something I definitely need to read right now. It's so true that we cannot know what true happiness is, unless we know what unhappiness is as well. Such a great post to bring my rants back into focus.

C. Om said...

My pleasure. Perspective and awareness are concepts that always help shed more light on life situations. I appreciate the comment.

dougal said...

Nice blog dude, I'll be back

C. Om said...

Appreciate it. Thank you.

B3autifulsoul-n-mind said...

Yeah the ego definatley controls your perspective on what you consider "good or "bad". Something doesn't have to be necessarily bad but the ego will make it seem to be that way.Once you're aware that everything happens for a reason (look on the bright side of things)you can let go the ego perspective and have that feeling of being on top of the world or feeling high ;-)

C. Om said...

Most definitely. I appreciate your insight. It is very rewarding to come to this conclusion and experience this yourself. Thank you B3autiful. :-)

Eldrix6 said...

wow, your blog so reminds me of my blog, and this post also reminds me of my own post called "ray". totaly like your blog, and i so agree with you in"It is truly our perspectives that define our worlds", only you can define your own world, well said.

C. Om said...

Thank you for the feedback Eldrix. It is great to see others sharing the reward of this perspective.