Coming to the realisation that life may not be what you perceive is a harsh reality to deal with.
When the world you cherish and hold onto as fact starts to disintegrate before your very eyes, it's incredibly painful. All your hopes, dreams and expectations are thrown into disarray. You don't know who or what to believe anymore. You might even think you're going mad. And in a way you are, but instead of going mad, you're actually releasing the grip madness has upon you.
This collective dream is not what it seems. Attempt to perpetuate it all you like, but it's fast becoming like sand running through your fingers. The tighter you grip, the faster it slides away to scatter on the ground. Living in a house of cards has risks. When the wind blows, all known structures come crumbling down because they were built on illusory foundations.
Many of our societal systems are built on such foundations. They are a house of cards, and attempting to save the flop is going to wipe you out. Instead it's time to go within. Commit to the truth of yourself, who and what you really are. It's a time to go deep inside and cultivate the seeds of truth for yourself. If you're not sure where to begin, start exactly where you are.
Take a breath. Get curious. Ask questions. Then sit in the silence and listen. Not to all the external sensationalism that seeks to addict you to pain and suffering, but the whisper within. The voice of your soul that has been long distant but never forgotten. Therein lie your answers, and most importantly your peace. From the deep rooting in your essence no harm can come to you. Rest on the earth and feel her support. You are being guided back home, to yourself.
Waking up is painful, but you don't have to suffer. Instead align to the flow of what you're being shown and guided towards. Release your grief and sadness and return to the sacred vessel of your beating heart. Release the need to know or be right. In open curiosity the answers will become clear and peace will return.
Breathe the change you wish to see in the world.