Archive for July, 2012

Identity Crisis

We are each other.

Realizing this will give us great power in understanding and redirecting our egos according to a bigger picture rather than our individual selves.  Sometimes our ego (as a result of our understanding of our identity) will want to win so badly to benefit itself, that everyone ends up losing.  This happens because we attach our ego to ideas that shape our understanding of who we are.  For example, had my ego believed I was an American citizen, Christian, graduate, middle class, member of whatever political party, I would not be permitting myself to travel through empathy as I do now.  I may empathize strongly within the confinements of what agrees with my identity, but to freely travel elsewhere would destroy who I thought I was.

Lose to win.

After realizing that our identity is infinite and should never be confined, our egos will become more beneficial and less defensive.  Your ego is my ego and mine is yours.  I can feel what I feed to your ego as you can feel what you feed to mine.  We become aware of where we are going instead of being victim to reacting to each others defenses.  When this is not happening mutually we may choose to lose in order to win because our reactions are not determined by defending something vulnerable.  An infinite identity has nothing to defend, it can only expand.  The art of losing to win is simple.  It only requires the awareness of identity and the situational process instead of the current state.  When facing an ego with a confined identity who displays emotional responses and demands, one can choose to feed whatever it is their ego is demanding.  This will trigger a success response in that ego and it will do two things at that point; lower its defenses and ask or demand for more.  This is where you allow their ego to overfeed itself while its defenses are down, which enables it for realization.  There is a magical tiny window of opportunity when an ego questions itself after overfeeding.  It will have a moment of inclination to dislike itself.  At this point you must be crafty in how you package your delivery because it will go far into their identity that they were protecting.  This is not something to do without nobleness and humility.  The end result should be love and understanding.  The point is to free each other from our identity crisis.

Sleep Walking

We are not aware of why we enable what we do with such great effort. We take pride in an acceptable and encouraged identity in a manipulative social structure. It just feels good.

Love the most difficult to love

Love is not expectation, desire, or support.

When realizing this, we may;

Love the most

what is the most difficult to love.

And that can change everything that would otherwise stay the same.

 

If time is a re…

If time is a result of perception

to travel through time is to travel through perception

 

 

Capable Minds

Empathy is teleportation
Memory is time travel
And thoughts of the future steadily unfold before us.

Expectations lead to dependency. Dependency is most effective when directed inward. That is the victory of independence; to destroy the oppressor, who happens to be our own expectations at the source.

Our only option is choice

I still hear people arguing that we are just physically responding to stimuli and we have no real choice of what we do.

I know this is not true because of what I experience, despite what I have been told.

For example;

We have Australian Shepherds in this place I have come to call home.  About three months ago one of them, Zoe, had puppies.  My daughter got a little bit too close to her face and Zoe snapped at her and drew blood on her lip.  I picked up my daughter and carried her away from Zoe and toward the bathroom to clean her up.  As we ventured down the hallway I felt this horrible rage build up inside of me.  The energy of it was incredibly strong and I was perplexed that what I felt was contradicting to what I thought and chose to do.  I realize that there were many other stimuli I was feeling at the moment, probably too many to even calculate, but the rage was definitely the dominant stimulus.  It is a good thing that the majority rule did not apply in this case, as the majority was screaming for war.  Reacting to stimuli would have brought the story to a different ending.  We feel things for reasons but we should not be a victim to everything we feel as we learn to be conscious of our choices.

This is not saying that we should always go against what we feel.  It is saying that we feel many things and we are interpreting many different stimuli at any given moment.  This leads me to realize that our only option is choice in light of all the variables.  This realization requires me to feel responsible for my actions as well, which we know we should be.

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