Words aren’t evil, though fixation can be a source of pain.
Today we talk about faces. Face as an aspect of reality.
Face, is that a military command? It is a military command, and everyone is to some degree militant. When we seek to save face, what are we seeking to preserve? Ourselves?
- The visage? The image? The reputation?
- Our ego?
- The fear of exposure to another self within?
- Image of ourselves.
Yes, an image, an illusion. There is a self, but there is a big difference between the real self and the illusion of self that is the ego.
Why should I preserve anything? I am. Very valid point. When we seek to save face, we are seeking to preserve order, because our inner self does not agree with our made up social order. The joy of being is preserved only in its expression.
Why do you want to cover your true self? Because then you don’t have to do anything. If you can be what people tell you you are, then you don’t have to react to the untruth in society.
I must always be perfect in the eyes of society. They must not know my imperfection (so sayeth ego). But you are not your ego. No. You run very deep. The waters that can seem to be stilled are the deepest waters. The ocean very often seems the most still water on our planet, but it’s possessed of a force that surpasses even the more overt elemental forces.
Mind builds illusions. We can become friends of our mind, but if we believe we are our minds, it becomes our worst enemy. Well… We are that which knows “I am”, but damage the brain and the “I am” is not changed. Mind, as the style of thinking we have learned, is a falsehood, yes, but there is something that allowed us to learn a style of thinking in the first place. As useful as the brain is for keeping track of the “picture” of the world we all carry around in our heads, that’s all it can really do.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.