The Nature of The Self

A person is like a country.

The boundary gives it its name.

And to say “I have a body” is as if a country could speak in one voice and say “I have a landscape.”

Indeed it has rivers, hills, valleys, perhaps even snow tops. And this is much like our body has a circulatory, respiratory, integumentary and other systems.

Therefore asking “who am I?” is the wrong question and, instead, one must ask “what are all the things that I am?”

After all, one can never know a country unless one knows it in its entirety and you will never know yourself unless you accept fully everything that you are as part of who you are.

Dance

In the end, our life will be the way we chose to dance to the song that was given to us. You can only control one of these. May your dance be beautiful and uniquely yours.

Universals

All power centers form through fragmentation and discrimination. There can’t be an “us” unless there is a “them.”   This is why anyone whom speaks in terms of all-inclusive and universal principles will always be condemned by the mouthpieces of those in control of those power centers. However, beware of those whom divide you by seeming to advocate for universal principles. This is the true face of evil. Stay silent in the face of it and your light will certainly be consumed by it.

Science

Science is not a philosophy, it is merely a toolkit.  It is like a knife. Just because it’s a cutting device doesn’t mean everything must be cut by it.

Let us say that tomorrow just like science learned how to split atoms, it learned how to split entire planets in half.   Should you proceed with splitting planets also?

The Ballad of the Opposites

The more you talk the less you will listen

The more light you absorbs the less you will reflect.

The harder your exterior the more vulnerable your interior.

Disagreeable people start religions but agreeable people follow them.

The more you help someone the less able they will be to help themselves.

The more knowledge you bond with the less perceptive you will be.

The more masculine he becomes the more feminine will she. And the more masculine she becomes the more feminine will he.

The more you push a pendulum to one side, the more potential energy it gathers to move in the opposite direction.

After all, a planet gives us day and then night because it spins. And it only spins in one direction because both sides move in opposite directions.

Once you understand this ballad of the opposites or everything there is to understand you will finally understand nothing at all.

Therefore be at peace and rest assured things are, and only are because they are the way they are.

Existence is contention, and life, a dance between extremes.

Missing

The answer to all things is this: All of creation is striving to replace something that has been taken away from it.  Nothingness  brought isness for it simply could not bare its desolation.  Likewise, the isness of a human baby felt the loss of its mother’s womb and sought to restore safety and shelter in the arms of its parents.   All of your unconscious impulses and compulsions are Continue reading “Missing”

Perception

When you viscerally dislike someone it is likely because they unabashedly and externally exhibit attributes you have placed great effort in keeping concealed within you. Likewise when you viscerally like someone it is because they unabashedly and externally exhibit those things you would like to and strive to embody externally yourself.

The Paradigm of the Mirror – A model for self discovery

We are all like pristine mirrors when we are born. If you look upon us, you see yourself. If you smile, we smile. If you frown, we frown.  We are your mirror.

Then, as we grow (in a healthy environment) we amass beautiful memories that decorate and cover up our mirror. This collection of memories becomes our identity and to some extent our personality.

Once this happens we can no longer reflect you, nor can you, reflect us. So in time, we sense that something is missing. That there is part of us we don’t know… or that we’ve forgotten.  So we start to peel away our accouterments and accumulations. And if we are fortunate, we manage to finally restore the pristine mirror that we once were.  This is called enlightenment.

Those whom have experienced severe childhood trauma, Continue reading “The Paradigm of the Mirror – A model for self discovery”