reply to post by NaturalKnowledge
THAT, is very interesting OP. S&F
I call that the "itself", which would like to make you go unconscious of who you REALLY are, so becoming aware of this automaton, of conditioned,
reaction/response to stimuli "vehicle", that's the first step, differentiating that. Next we have all the "rackets" we're running (one thing going on
out front, but a gambling operation or something else in the back behind the scenes), relative to a mind FILTER (reality tunnel), judgements of "is
this good or bad" or defence mechanisms, "am I feeling dominated here, how shall I fight back" etc etc, the run on thoughts in the mind, the voice in
the head (what voice?).. but that's still part of the itself, even at this level, the complex recording device of the classical mind, but still not
the real you..
But then, there is another mind, a quantum mind (yes, I'm serious), which alone has the freedom to observe thoughts, choose from a thought over
another, or better yet, generate a new thought, even in a whole new context, out of which authentic freedom arises. This choosing self, which is of a
quantum holographic nature and distributed non-locally, believe it or not, since it is only from this choosing frame that there is such a thing as the
FREE self, and we all have qualia, or felt experience to back all this up, and put it to the test, so to speak - this is the REAL YOU. And it's
non-local in the sense that it's closing the loop of observation within the entire non-localized (Bell's Theorem) holographic universe, or actualizing
reality, as we go, but there again, if we surrender and renounce from all attachment to outcomes, or the fruits of our labors, then we can remain,
unmoved, at peace, even happy or humorous, where humor is the state and action, the creativity.
The real you, the Self (with a capital S) is recognized all through the ancient Eastern traditions, and is called the Atman/Brahmin of Hunduism, but
also known by many other names.
But the KEY, is to become aware of THAT self, and remain IN IT, while dissolving the "noise" or the static of "itself", allow "itself" to become a
nothing unto itself, but in dying, allowing the True Self gratiously, to be reborn in eternity, and into the realm of freedom from which conscious
(and creative) choice is made, but this is a freedom of a whole new order, since it's timeless, and spaceless, and filled with infinite creative
possibility, and imho, that's just totally freaking AWESOME!
Put another way, we must become fully present to our own INauthenticity, as well as the "itself" voice in the head AND the automaton, to become
present to "the one" that is left over, the no-self self, and the beginners mind (instead of the seeking mind). Only then could we ever hope to become
authentic, or even charming.
But we can FORGET it, for YEARS, with but a simple distraction one day - you might be wandering around as a self aware self realized being, and then
POOF - reaborbed, for 10 years, over the ring of a telephone, or an argument with a friend, whatever.
So becoming ever present to the presence through the eternally unfolding present, would be the ultimate thing, the ultimate PRESENT, in the form of a
gift, the gift of eternal freedom and authentic life and love. Wouldn't THAT be something to be a part of some day... but tomorrow never comes.
Oh, what a relief!
Let us therefore, never forget, once we rediscover who and what we really are.
Your view brought all this back to presence for me, while allowing my fingers to talk and walk it out. I thank you!
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
edit on 23-12-2010 by NewAgeMan because: typo - fingers made an error! : )