by Zen Gardner
I find it amazing how people can't see the simplicity of it all.
Is it a desire to hold on to their beliefs--religious, scientific, intellectual or otherwise--because they think that's their identity? If so, you can sure see how easily swayed humanity would be.
Which it is.
It's true though. Try to tug at someone's belief and watch their identity get yanked with it. How did we get to identify with our ideas and beliefs as if they are ourselves? This has been a point of discussion for eons. If you go back to Plato you'll get the classic illustration of illusion versus reality and why the cave dwellers are the way they are.
It just doesn't register until someone has had the experiential breakthrough. To tell the cave dwellers there's a whole other True reality if they'd get out of their stupid little self bubbles and connect with the sunshine of Universal Truth is still met with the same antipathy as it always has.
To them, these shadows are it. They always were and always will be.
I think so. I mean Truth negates everything the ugly ego stands for. You can tell a person's ignorance by their grip on their ego. Defensiveness, stubbornness, unrighteous anger, prejudice, arrogance, intellectual pride, lack of humor. These are all symptoms of self-reinforcement, when that's the last thing in the world you want to fortify.
I mean, what a relief when you realize there's nothing to defend! And that in fact if someone can help destroy this ugly contracting ego muscle that keeps us from the Truth, more power to them!
But alas, everything in this shallow manipulated world system of false shadows is intended to reinforce ego, self, separateness. What's the biggest concern of most people? Their image. They'll literally ask people to take a knife to their body to carve a better figure, spend their every waking hour studying magazine and television images, and even hire expensive advisors to help create the right image.
It's nuts, but it's "normal" in a world based on selling images.
Even more so this image infatuation affects all of life's choices and most of all the design of the character and personality. We learn language and self expression habits based on wanting acceptance of this image we think we need or want to be. So whoever controls the mass image machine, as in mass imagination, is now in control as much as people are attached to this fabricated image of self.
That's why we have to detach more than anything else.
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