posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 07:30 AM
You do not know why you are here. You do not know what you are. You are confused by the apparent difference between your inner world of mental
objects, pain and fear, and the outer world of material objects, pain and fear. You believe that fear will protect you. You arm yourself with hate to
guard your little world against the little worlds of others. You believe that love is only to be given out according to merit. You feel no
contradictions in the belief that love should be awarded like a badge to those who have earned your respect and who mimic your beliefs and appearance.
It has taken you your entire life to come to the conclusion that you are one way and not another way, that you like one thing and not another. You
have used all that time to separate yourself from the world around you. Then you look out puzzled at a world of division and fear, and wonder why it
is so. You wait for a leader to come and remedy the situation. You have a good idea of what such a leader should look like, and what they should
believe, and, of course, they should look like you are share your beliefs. You hold grudges against people who have harmed you. Occasionally you
fantasize about harming them. Perhaps you imagine the punishment they will receive in the afterlife, and this makes you feel better for a little
while. You think: if they suffer as they have made me suffer, then the world will be right again. Whose world are you referring to? What is suffering?
Are you so unhappy with what you are that you are not thankful for all experiences, pleasurable and painful? How long must this dance go on for? Does
the show not bore you? How many years of believing in your separateness must you live in order to realize that you are not separate? Your mind has
dragged you around, mopped up the floor with you for years. Are you not tired of fighting, or measuring your worth against the worth of others? If
another perspective on this existence were possible, what might it look like? Ask yourself this question. You have come to the belief that you are
your body. You believe that you are your pain and your pleasure. You believe that those who are blood related to you are those who you must love, but
there is no requirement to love those who are not your relatives—that is optional. And what love do you offer? Is it a love of the mind? Do you love
only that which you understand? Do you love only that which loves you? Do you love only that which increases your net pleasure, and hate that which
gives you pain. Such a love is conditional and based on the senses only. All of the above is your starting point. This is not the end, the final
destination. You are meant to transcend this state of division and confusion.
[edit on 4-9-2009 by Silenceisall]