posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 07:13 AM
Consciousness as the Matrix
We all know what the matrix is, and so if you think of consciousness like the matrix, you realize that every time you have a thought, you are then
aware of this thought, and also aware of the awareness of the thought, so each thought produces more thoughts, like a prison.
Now, if you can make these thoughts in harmony with each other, you will experience bliss when before the thoughts interfered with each other and
caused tension and pain.
The way to do this is not so much to Desire Liberation, since desire is the cause of suffering, but to relinquish the desire through realization of
the true nature of existence: that is, the suffering of it.
This will make you see life as it truly is, in all its ugliness, and that vision will allow you to wish for something greater, something beyond the
matrix, and the freedom you experience will then cast out the ugliness and everything will shine beautifully.
From then on, everything is this beauty, because you can see it in all things.
"He who views all beings as his Self, and his Self as all beings, goes free."
Some will say that if consciousness is a good thing, then it is a good matrix, but the point here is the difference between freedom and restraint. The
mind thinks its stream of consciousness through a thought or idea, and then wrestles with this idea in order to make something of it. All that could
be made of it is impermanent, and thus subject to suffering. Only when you free your mind from the bounds of that object do you become free of it.