posted on May, 10 2009 @ 01:42 PM
That which you cling to will define you.
The attachment of material possessions is simply the objective expression of attachment. The subjective expression of attachment is the that which
the objective attachments ultimately serve. The subjective expression of attachment is to that which one assumes to be self.
It is the attachment to the supposed self from which one's desire to stay rooted in any specific belief or direction originates. (Belief is
One clings to the supposition of self out of a desire to be secure in the face of upheaval (chaos). This is the echo of a response to physical pain
and physical death which has carried over into the psyche of humanity. The egoic forces are focused on the survival of self in a mental pantomime of
preserving the body. Ultimately this is a psychological expression of genetic desires.
When faced with a frustration, clinging to the same definition of self can become the actual force which prevents one from realizing their desires and
fulfilling their motivations. Therefore, that which you cling to will define you. This is the true meaning of "Those who live by the sword, shall
die by the sword", for your very life and death shall be defined by that which you cling to; one's attempt to constrain the self to a rigid
definition, at all costs, or one's attempt to maintain a sense of conviction about anything, at all costs.
Let the argument go, allow your neighbor to be right sometimes no matter how illogical it may appear. You will find a path to greater peace and
harmony there, as you develop a harmonious (synergistic) relationship *in spite of* of your differences, than if you were to be unable to develop any
relationship *because* of your differences.
Surely this logic, supersedes the local logic; which you can release your attachment to in order to find harmony (symbiosis) with your neighbor.