Enlightened self-interest is wisdom. Everything has a cost and you will have to pay in one way or another. If you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t, I feel it’s better to do what you will and accept the consequences.
Could you tell the difference between a void and a nexus? Maybe you are already there. Maybe your dreams, your thoughts, your very incarnation are a nexus that is aligned and can realign as is its nature. So how does multiplicity offend the unity? How does your individual self fall short in any way you don’t choose it to? If you choose it to then why? In that “why” is meaning.
Our greatest fear is not that we are powerless, but that we are powerful beyond measure. We indeed are, but we fear and we demonize fear. Putting fear beyond our body of meaning, though all our meanings we adapted because we saw a thing as good and its absence as bad, or a thing as bad and freedom from that as good. None of that is true and in refusing to see fear we refuse to see faith, and stumble on our paths renewing our dedication to stumble again. We run in circles not because we are inadequate, but we see that there is a me now and a me beyond now and there is only now and the road is no road. It’s a place to sit, a crossroads, a nexus and no void.
Could it be because we try to see things with the mind rather than feel what is there? It is because we refuse to see even the mind, and like the legendary Narcissus we drown in it. We see our reflection and say that is me and ignore the me that is making a bunch of noise while we are busy being enamoured of our reflection.
For many, feeling is a first step. We are ready to admit we feel, and that feeling isn’t something we make. It can be an out, but you can get stuck in the door. The feelings take place in a greater picture. Sometimes in our life you have someone to be there while you push through the stuck door. They might even pull, but in general people don’t like being pulled by their feelings. They project their mind demon onto the person who is merely pulling on the stuck door. Then if it comes open, they blame them because the sun glared in their eyes. We must be willing to confront ourselves. If I seem like a monster to you, am I the monster?
If we are not ready, the door is false. The most profound truths are lies before the person is ready. We speak of a Father of Lies. Here is the really scary news, they are all truths. Even in Greek mythology, Plato had his daemon. Not the Christianized demon. He had his daemon, an inner guidance. They didn’t understand the mind as well then. This daemon struck him and others as fearful, but not because it was wrong. It was scary because it was right, and right about things that weren’t readily available to the physical senses. Things that were not immediately obvious. That is not unique to him. The nightmares you have aren’t scary for their falsehood. There is nothing more scary than the truth, especially hidden truth.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends and know that there is meaning.