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We all have experienced at points in out life encounters with people who we view as not being honest. We encounter these people in all shapes and forms and in the most likley and unlikley of situations.
Does motive reveal true intentions?
Originally posted by ConspiracyBuff
Perception is the mind killer.
Originally posted by KamaSutra
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by backcase
I think the key is to become profoundly aware of the degree to which the egoic-self is absolutely superficial and inauthentic, and then imagine that pathetic little knot of self-contraction as a defense against all authentic awareness and appreciation, to be utterly enclosed and enveloped on all sides by a limitless love and unconditional acceptance, until "it" surrenders and our true and authentic self in God bursts out laughing in the humor of true understanding and the absolute absurdity of our prior state of mind and being (locked up in ourself by ourself to protect ourself for no reason than fear of the all-in-all as the unconditioned ground of all being and becoming which is also a nothing that is everything.
Then, relative to the domain of nothing/everything we are set free to freely create and re-create ourselves as a personality of our own creation/choosing, but without being deluded into thinking that's who we really are ie: just a role we are choosing to play. Thereafter, once this re-cognition has taken place, we cannot take our "self" seriously anymore while taking God as our true condition, seriously, because that's all there is.
So it's not vacuous - it's humorous from the outside-the-box POV.
The second and last key then at this point is never to forget and to remain aware and observant, lest we become re-absorbed by the various roles we are playing on the stage of life and take that to be our authentic self, which by it's very nature is inauthentic or superficial.
So again, it's not nihilistic, involving the annihilation of the self, but the discover of the no-self self which is an add-to-able self ie: when we know that whoever we are being at any given moment is simply our own creation.
The very best we can do therefore is to be entirely authentic in regards to our own inauthenticity, and that's charming and lovable.
Originally posted by Templeton
I think a better question is can a real person exist.
Do you wear makeup? Hide your tears? Tell your children there is no santa?
Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
This thread is slipping into fakeness. People hiding their true intentions.
I suppose that makes these posts on topicedit on 7-3-2013 by Lucid Lunacy because: (no reason given)
Do twins separated at birth and who live completely separate lives experience the same inner motives but are overwhelmed by the external influences that mould them? Do they experience the same motives? Do they both exhibit lurking manoeuvres or are they both in the spotlight?