Actual freedom is not seperation from anything, but rather the recognition of the meaning in the walls that surround you.
My purpose in describing deceit today was this, to show you where to find the lies. They aren’t everywhere, like shadows they have their own way about them.
I just rock back and forth, brushing my hair and telling myself I am pretty. Excellent, and I will lead you with a mirror into a quiet room where you can have a little nap, then maybe later we can talk.
The enemy isn’t in the darkness. The liar isn’t the enemy. There can be fools anywhere.
Who is the enemy? The enemy is the enemy. The idea of enemy is the enemy, the belief that we have to have enemies and that we have any friends. There aren’t any sides, there are no teams, just family, whether they like to sit in the basement or play out in the sunny yard.
When you see no truth you see no lies, you just see things. When you aren’t careful, you have no cares, because you aren’t creating them. But when, in the name of truth, you live your life carefully… Well, how is hell treating you?
Hell is repetition. Sisyphus keeps pushing that boulder up the hill because he knows the truth. You repeat yourself because you just have to be right. You have to be correct. Well, I’m fine with being wrong. Perfectly willing to go left. I like range of motion. If you don’t know something, make it up. It will be an amazing learning experience.
Your advice is good. So long as I don’t know the absolute truth, it’s better to stay neutral. When you stay neutral, that is the truth, but be neutral even to your own attitudes. If you are prejudiced in the moment, don’t judge that, be neutral. You don’t even have to give it any attention, really.
You mean treating myself as a stranger? It’s the best way to get to know you. I will be honest. I am a stranger in a strange man.
I grok that. Excellent. Wait… are we grokking in full now? Where before we groked in part. This is the way of things. Don’t be afraid to make things up.
So if I change my mind, I don’t have to pay attention? Not paying attention is what has the power to change your mind. You got stuck because you were paying attention, too much attention, and to things you didn’t choose.
But isn’t that part of the journey? Yes, and it can be artificially prolonged.
But awareness is good. Awareness is good and awareness is God, and awareness is you. So why ignore Gods will by ignoring your freedom of choice?
Awareness in action. Movement. Breathing. It is the essence of life.
We fall, and then take another step forward. Walking is falling forward. We aren’t so graceful that we can ignore gravity, so instead we use it. It all works. It even works perfectly. This is what we are supposed to learn from.
Your thoughts are welcome. Namaste my friends.