Redone for GSOP. Posted both in a "what's the meaning of life thread" at http://forum.progressquest.com/viewtopic.php?p=202534#202534
Do you know where you are?
This golden, curving ball?
This is your life. This is your sphere.
Welcome to your Golden Sphere of Possibility.
Don’t panic, you’re not here to be rewarded.
You were born here.
This is your world. This is your life. This is all you know.
Beneath you, you can see the floor made by your parents and teachers.
To your left and right, society, media, and your peers make two walls.
Above you, there is a ceiling just barely too high to touch: these are your dreams.
Behind you, the darkest shadows are cast on the third wall, the wall made by your fears.
The light shines from the gold in front of you, through the fourth wall.
But this wall is not a wall. The the gold seems thinner, stretchy somehow..
These six sides hold you in, safe within a tiny sphere of truth.
Touch the wall, feel the strangely stretchy Gold.
What is this wall? Why is it different from the other sides?
You made this wall.
The light shines through it, but it still holds you in as surely as a solid wall.
It is your beliefs, your thoughts, your identity.
Every time you tell yourself, “I am this, I am that, I am not these other things,” you make the wall thicker, more rigid, and it pulls the sphere smaller.
The stronger your beliefs, the stronger the wall becomes.
You can expand the wall, if you chose.
If you are not afraid.
Or you can build it thicker, making them closing yourself into the safely familiar.
It doesn’t matter which beliefs make the wall; they all block the light.