It truly is. You hear people say, "life is what you make it" and "everything is about your perspective you don't like it change it" or "people are reflections of one another". When you were in school don't you remember your teachers trying to teach you about how Shakespeare's stories were metaphorical? You could not really understand his writing unless you changed your perspective and the only way to learn from the tale was to look at it metaphorically. Many poets write the same way. I personally feel the bible should be looked upon from this perspective.
Basically if you really want to know what is going on around you all the above applies but its easier then that. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING is a mere reflection of what is going on within you. The saying life is an illusion is meant to show you that what is going on in your mind is being played out right in front of you!
Look at your opinions. Look at your judgments and prejudice. Don't tell me you don't have any because everyone does. Take a look at the people in your life. All of them. The ones you love, the ones you hate, the ones who irritate you, the ones who mean nothing to you, the ones you look up too. Look at the car you drive and the home you live in. The inside of your home the outside of your home. Each room within your home. Look at the job you have and the area you live and work in.
If you really want to know what the hell is going on around you! Look inside you! You need to learn how to recognize yourself within everything. Yes it is true you are separate from nothing. You created it. Its your life playing out in front of you. Every little thing is a reflection of what is going on inside you. Reality is just this illusion reflecting in front of you so you can become conscious of who you really are.
If you do not like something in your life then change the thing it is reflecting inside you. It's that simple! All you have to do is have the guts to admit to yourself your flaws, your fears, and your idiosyncrasies. All you have to do is be brave enough to look in the mirror at a face you feel is ugly and change it. That is why they say there is nothing to fear but fear it self! Because what is the worst that is going to happen? Your gonna see something you don't like. So what you look at it everyday reflecting back to you in other people, situations, and things.
You have no one to blame in the world for what is going on around you. No one. It is only a projection. It is an illusion. And guess what you can make that beautiful illusion look however you want.
So I answered your question...I told you what was going on around you. Now you need to decide if your going to do anything about it. It's all in your hands now!