My mother gave me a name when I was born, everybody calls me it... I answer to it out of habit, but if the truth be told... that is not who I am.
I have been called a Barrel of other names in my life too. Some good, some bad.... None of these words have ever had any truth to them, not
If you are called "It", then you are in prestigious company.
Cousin It is a distinguished member of the Addams Family.
Though veiled by obscuring locks of hair, Cousin It is a compelling presence.
I hope that you, my dear It, can match the honorable legacy of It Addams.
Like a cell in the body
not knowing its part of the body
and then the body recognizing or labeling its body
and then further recognizing and labeling THE WHO CREATED US ALL
and not recognizing all the while that "we" in the various body forms are of the who Created us
and so without the labels we are all 1 under Creation
Imagine existing and being able to tie into the total collective of all. And being able to experience through the Created, all that is...
I made a thread about dealing with the me that others see, and the me that I know myself to be, it pains me that I cannot express the real me in
public, however, it still is, technically, "me".
I really wish that I could fully project what I am to others, however, I am far too defensive to let that happen for any extenuated period of time.
You could say that I have built a fortress, and outside the door is a dummy, that dummy is what they see, what they talk about when I am not around,
and even what they could be ridiculing.
However, they cannot really get to "me" inside my fortress, and to tell you the truth, I must come to face the facts, that I can never really escape
it, as you see, I have built it from the inside-out.
a reply to: SystemResistor
What you really are is empty perception. You are what is knowing the seeing and hearing. You are knowing the seen...ery.
You are ever present awareness - you are aware of what is appearing presently.
The 'me' that you think you are is just a thought appearing in the space that you are.
You are the space in which everything arises and the everything that arises is not made of anything other than the space that you are.
The 'me' is an illusion which can lift away.
The 'me' appears to exist because there is a belief in the story made of words about past and future.
Is what you are in the past or future or is what you are ever present - hearing stories about other than what there is?
Tony Parsons exposes the myth of me.
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You know I have experimented with my "ego" - I did realise that it is just a "voice pattern" and a "personality program" and if it were to be
"erased" some how, I would still exist. However, because I have created such personality, It is my personality in the sense of ownership.
You know I have experimented with my "ego" - I did realise that it is just a "voice pattern" and a "personality program" and if it were to be "erased"
some how, I would still exist. However, because I have created such personality, It is my personality in the sense of ownership.
Humans learn language, words, they learn to speak. Even when there is no one around for them to speak to, the speaking continues - it speaks as
thought. The speaking that is heard (thought/speech mind) makes it sound as though there is someone 'in there'.
Notice how in the post above you seem to have a 'you' that is owning another 'you'. You say that you have experimented with your ego, you say that
you have created a personality.
You say you did realize that there is a 'voice pattern' - so are you saying that there is an awareness that there is speech mind (talking thought)
happening? The thoughts that arise are often arguing, conflicting (if you notice) - as if there are more than one 'in there'. Do you see that there
is conflict - you have stated before that you wish to be different than you are, that you feel there is an inside (real) you and an external you
(correct me if I am wrong).
Whatever appears, including thought, just appears - there is nothing that you can do about it. You are the one that is noticing.
You are that which is aware. If there is a realization that thoughts are just arising and that you are not putting them there, there can be a
peaceful, still, quiet witnessing.
If the 'personality program' was erased what would you be?
The 'separate self' would be lifted away - it was just an illusion which made life heavy. All that is left is what is happening - which is always the
Here is a great talk by Adi Da, in which he discusses speech mind, that sprang to mind when writing this post.
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