Originally posted by ICEKOHLD
this place sucks. i'm ready for change.
Of course you are, my friend. Lucky for you, its constant But it is up to us to guide it in the direction we want.
If we never walk in
that direction, then that "destination" will never be reached.
Let me be more terse than i usually am; stop guiding others until you are ready to learn from them at the same time. If you continue approaching it
as you are, you will never find peace. It will always be "out there," because by denying the ego and self, there is no "in here" for it to
reside. They are both
valid parts of "all that is" though.
The ego is the natural result of the system of the body, it is the collective result of those individual (but not separate) systems. It is frequently
perceived as only the thought processes, but it is more encompassing than that. The only way to "let go" or "eliminate" the ego is death. You
can not "get rid of" the ego except by deceiving yourself. However, for our perspective to be based entirely from this part of our being is what is
spoken of by the ancient cultures as "improper." Denying it as a part of "what is" is denying "what is." Our perspectives are certainly
exclusionary enough to carry out such a thing though. Such a process is not carried out in the mind, or its thought processes, it is experiential.
That is why many cultures taught breathing exercises. The purpose is not to be able to "think better" about the breathing, or include its
presence more fully in our mind.
It is to allow the experience of the breathing itself rise up next to our thought processes on our overall
perspective. After this is done for all systems within the physical body, one can finally see exactly what the "ego" or "self" is. The contained
can not understand, or "be," the container. Meaning, if one is not experientially
basing their perspective beyond thought processes or
senses, one is still residing within the ego. Such a process starts small and works from there, like most things in this material universe. The
"ego" isnt a bad thing, its a natural result, its just not a very good place to understand more than just the strictly observable world.
You have been given a gift, and the wonders of God/universe abound around you. There is no where else "to go" except in our own perspective. The
place you wait for already exists now, just not in your free will perspective. Until we properly base such things, no real personal growth will ever
occur. You are an eternal being, which means that things like peace are simply not relegated to things that are material and passing away. An
eternal being has nothing to "wait" for, as that is only a concept relevant to cyclical systems. That means the only thing standing in the way of
you and something like "peace," "enlightenment," "ascendence," "whatever immaterial thing you want to call it" is you. And if our
experiential physical perspective has not incorporated other systems alongside the thought processes and lungs breathing, simultaneously
not only are we still contained within the ego (no matter what we tell ourselves), we are forcing ourselves into a small part
of the ego (the
mind/thought processes). Most people even limit this further by operating their thoughts mainly based on words. Its a tricky maze in there.. Things
like the thought processes (or any systems resultant of our physical body), are not to be denied, they are to be utilized as tools for movement within
the physical universe on a.. pretty incredibly intricate level. If there is no sense or realization of "self," how do you see yourself in
God is not so limited as to not be present here and now in all things, perhaps it is you
who are denying him
? As a wise man once said
"the kingdom of heaven is amongst you." It is not something to be attained after death, it is to be understood during life.
We can all reach this destination, if we choose to, without the type of world and events you describe. You are free to choose it as an inevitability
and "wait" for whatever it is you are waiting for, but others will actively be attempting to help others understand and cooperate with each other
regardless of what is to come. Listen, you can think whatever you want of me, just.. kind of store what i said and hopefully someday you
will cooperate with another (me) enough to explore their views. You may think i dont, but i know where you are coming from. You do not seem
interested in where i am coming from, and instead only try understanding what im saying through what it would mean if you wrote it, so ill leave it
i know exactly what its like, there. All the best anyway my friend!