The root temptation is to see ourselves as the center of our world. Every perception, every possible revelation of wisdom, is distorted through a lens of this is me and that is not. We have declared ourselves more clever than reality itself yet isn’t it reality we are supposedly trying to understand?
The potential for human like awareness was present before any humans actually existed or it could never have occurred at all. Our natures show us the way of life on our planet as a whole. Yet we spend a very great deal of time considering things that have no basis in this understanding. We know inside that the world is necessary, and that we should respect and even embrace reality, but in our thinking we deny reality at every turn.
Be fully present, make your own choices, do what you will, be who you are. You can have no more impact than you give yourself permission to have. You can find no more meaning than you express yourself or hear expressed in others.
“’Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.” William Shakespeare (English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet, 1564-1616)
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