posted on Jun, 20 2015 @ 01:26 AM
First of all, I apologize for not reading all the pages up to here. This might be out of sync with where the discussion has gone. I like to sometimes
just write out and see what the OP has inspired in me before seeing what it stirred in others.
I have felt this way, when young, and then again when I moved to a foriegn country.
I don't think I am different or chosen or special. I think any and all of us can fall into this state when we are not grounded. '(and I do suspect it
might cause our energies to be less focused and canalized, resulting in some phenomena like the electrical disturbances).
What we consider "superficial" , in behaviors, is what provides a way to interact and ground with others. The ego provides a sort of "skin" that can
contain and focus energies. You might long for a society in which everyone just communicates with mental images and unrestrained non-verbal
communication, like animals do.
I think that does happen, to an extent anyway, but the superificial "mask" allows one to discern what the wish to collaborate on with others in
creating, and what they don't. Rather then wasting energy all over the place.
Determining your personal preferences, values, ideals, as an individual, is what forms the boundry.
A lot of that is done through collecting information about the exterior world, what is being done by man, and in exchanging with others. Read the
newspaper and learn what is going on around you in the socio-political arena. Learn about the arts and culture around you - what is currently being
expressed by different parts of the collective?
The funny thing I found is that not having a "skin" doesn't facilitate a sense of being with others, as I actually wanted. On the contrary, I couldn't
tell where I stopped and other began. The contact between these boundries is what made me feel not alone (not all one).
I actually made the conscious decision to stop saying, "I don't care about those superficial things, they have no value! "
Things like politics, and art, are not everything, no... but they are useful tools for exchange and experience of self and other. Now, I will research
the newspaper, look up new movies and books, find out what events have happened around me and in the world, before going to a party. I'll consider my
personal opinions on these elements, so I have something to exchange.
It sounds totally paradoxial, but I came to the conclusion - to stop feeling lonely, separate! The sense of oneness with all doesn't go away, it just
remains the base to this interesting level of separateness - which is simply a play.
Then you realize, they too, all share that base of oneness with you, but they are all players on a stage, like yourself.