Oh Human Being, why are you wandering in the world of unreality?
Why are you stuck in your images and distorted intellect?
Your intelligence was given to you to guide your mind beyond your small self; beyond your false feelings of ‘me, my, and mine.’
But you are using your intellect to justify and validate your nonsense and your non-self.
There is no validity to your ego, so why do you give it credence?
There is no sense in your nonsense, yet you are trying to make sense of it.
The Wise are telling you to drop your ego, your false sense of identity. They are telling you to follow the path that will lead you back Home to your original Being. Your Real Self is waiting for you, but you are waiting on your mind and serving your ego, and you have no time for the Divine.
Don’t you see? YOU ARE DIVINE. You are NOT the mind, body, or ego. You are beyond all of this. You are beyond what you thought you were, what you thought you did, what you think you are, and what you think you will do.
Knowing is Doing, and thinking is stinking. Living in the state of Being is not a rehearsal, it is not an ‘attainment,’ it is not the object of your life: it is your LIFE. If you are thinking about changing a bad habit (like over-thinking!) you are NOT changing, you are stuck in your thinking. When we are stuck in our thinking, we are not going anywhere; we remain stuck in our images, in our mental mold, and that mold makes our mind stink and over think.
When the mind blossoms with the wisdom of Consciousness, that mind is fragrant (inspired) and that fragrance (inspiration) spreads everywhere. So, open your mind to the Divine Wisdom and stop holding on to your little ego. Open your heart and feel the Presence of the Divine.
You say your heart is open, but your mind is still confused. You do not know your True Self so how can you be true? If your heart is really open, you will listen with an open mind. If your mind is really open, you will listen with a humble heart. The shower of Wisdom is poured upon one and all, but only the humble one receives it. If we are receptive to the wisdom of the Wise, we will never fall prey to the deception of the mind.
We are deceived by others only because we have fallen in the trap of self-deception. We are deceived when we listen to our ego, and when we are deceived, our perception is not clear. When the mind is clouded with misinformation, we are misinformed and our perception is distorted and deformed. In the state of misperception we form opinions and call them ‘facts’. The fact is, we are confused and confounded until we have found the Truth.
We have not found the Truth because we have been looking in the wrong places. We have been searching between the covers of a book; we have been consulting with the ignorant and the conniving; we have been digging into our past or looking to a future based on fantasy; we have been reading, and reading, and reading without any practice, practice, practice. Perhaps we have heard the Truth from the lips of the Wise, or have been introduced to the Truth through their writings or life’s example, but have we really assimilated what we have understood?
Understanding is NOT enough. If we were lost, but now understand how to get back Home, but instead we go in a different direction, or stay where we are and do nothing, then WE ARE STILL LOST and have not really understood.
We are wandering in the world of unreality by our own choice, by our own doing, and we will be undone by our own doing, unless we change what we are doing. Just changing our images, or our religion, or our opinions is not going to ‘cut it,’ it is not going to cut through all the lies and nonsense. To cut through the nonsense we need the sharp sword of Wisdom, and that Wisdom only comes to us when we drop all our images and become humble.
Becoming humble means kicking our ego out of our mind and taking back our life. Becoming humble means using our intellect intelligently, and not as the lackey of our ego. Becoming humble means holding firmly to the principles of goodness and non-violence, and never wavering in our commitment to the Absolute Truth.
Someone will say, “What Absolute Truth? Truth is relative to the one who holds it to be true.” This is called ‘using the intellect to justify one’s nonsense and non-self.’ One who is disconnected will see everything in ‘parts’ and will always be partial (biased).
The little mind (the ‘individualized mind’) cannot grasp the Universal Truth. Only the Universal Mind can comprehend the nature of Truth and realize the Truth is Absolute. In other words, only the mind that is related to the Truth will be able to realize it. The mind becomes related to the truth only when it becomes universal (imageless); the mind can only become universal and imageless when it is filled with the Universal Imageless Truth.
Oh Human Being, become alive again; experience the freshness of Consciousness, the same pure and vibrant State of Being you possessed as an innocent child. STOP the adulteration of your mind! Wash your mind with the pure wisdom of consciousness, and STOP brainwashing yourself with the propaganda of ego. Don’t believe in the false promises and lies of your distorted intellect; and don’t surrender to the charlatans, false prophets, religious liars, philosophical misfits, and, most especially, your own little ego.
Don’t search for the Truth in the eyes of a man or a woman, for you will find the Truth in the eyes of a child. That ‘child’ is your own self, stripped of the paraphernalia of images and ego. Through the perception (eyes) of the Pure Self (your own real self), your search will be over at last.