Everything passes in life that’s a fact, but delusions trait is to make everything permanent. Only when the mind is at ease will one see the delusion for what it is and only when this is seen will the delusion fall away.
Holding on to your view even in the face of evidence to the contrary is the greatest of all the delusions one can have combined. Basically delusion occurs in three stages, believing what is seen, the mental reactions to what is seen, and holding on to what is seen even though it’s proven not to be as it’s seen. These first two are the ones that occur mostly, and most people learn from these to a large degree, but the third one is where delusion becomes deeply embedded in the subconscious. It grabs hold of you and makes you do all kinds of nonsense. There are many ways that delusion manifest, just look at all the things that are reach for. The delusion here is the thing will bring satisfaction, but as soon as it’s grabbed it’s gone so the next thing is needed. This is delusion at its finest.
To me this is how delusion operates, you think someone is following you, that’s the beginning; it starts with a thought. Now the mind takes over and the mental reaction occurs or as I like to say “let the nonsense begin”. If the person thought to be following you passes you, the delusion will simply fall way, but if you’re in the grip of delusion, you will think the person passing you is just part of the plan. The delusion will always have to run its course before subsiding. No matter what it is in life, it will pass away, that’s a fact, but delusions trait is to make everything permanent so it can remain in place. Only when the mind is at ease will one see the delusion for what it is and only when this is seen will the delusion fall away.