It can be a long journey. From What if to What is. It can also be a journey that never begins.
Most of the time we are in What if land. Both positive and negative.
What if I get my next promotion?
What if we buy a bigger house?
What if all my dreams come true?
This is positive what if land.
What if I get a bad appraisal?
What if we can’t pay the emi?
What if all my nightmares come true?
This is negative what if land.
Both are imaginary.
Like Swami’s dreams of the market reaching newer highs or his nightmares of the economy plumbing to newer depths.
Both are only in the mind.
But the emotions they create are real.
Prof Dumbledore told Harry “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
That’s the problem. What if land is unreal but the emotions it creates are real. And it’s an imaginary reality we believe.
Whereas the only real land is What is.
It creates little emotion. So it doesn’t seem real. Though it’s the only real one.
Try taking the journey from what if to what is. An arduous journey awaits.