We usually use the phrase ‘get real’ when someone is living in their opinions, assumptions and fantasies, but we can apply this to humanity itself. When someone tells us to get real, they want us to get a reality check; to stop behaving as though we’re living in our own fantasy world, and start living in reality. This is what the teaching on the essence of mind is all about.
If we don’t know what reality is, we’re living in a fantasy. It might not feel like that, because everyone else is living in some sort of collective fantasy. We do this and that because others do it.
Living vicariously through others’ ideas is living in others’ fantasies.
Believing in a fabricated self-image of concepts, we remain deluded.
We are, first and foremost, consciousness – pure consciousness.
That is our reality, and realising this is getting real.