The human paradox

“I am special” spawns exclusion, which further brings forth conflict, enmity, and dissonance at all levels. No matter how outlandish it seems, man chooses separation and misery instead of wholeness and well-being.

 

Stop trying to be someone – just be yourself for a change

Everyone tries hard to be someone. If I am so self-important, someone else wants also to be important, so obviously everything becomes a constant conflict. Yes, the same goes for conflict between families, casts, groups of interest, nations – in short, everything in this life is a constant series of struggles and conflicts between different people who want to be someone empowered by a certain belief.

If I have a certain viewpoint, whenever I stubbornly hold to my ideology – be it Christianity, Buddhism, Marxism, Atheism, Freud, Jung or whatever -, this will enhance my ego and surely create conflict with another person holding another ideology.

In our present world, my belief is your threat. Your belief creates walls around you so I can´t reach you. Can you recognize and honestly question this?…Can you see that whatever “belief” is the very ground for arguments, fights and wars…?

Can you see that your avid attempt to find “your way” is often nothing more than vain conflictuality?

Whenever you work hardly to be “someone” you stress your belief, you create disharmony, imbalance, violence…Whenever you create something out of personal interest, “something else” will be the other´s answer to you.

You are always a threat for me, and me to you, as long as I hold to “mine” and you to “yours”.

Your specific way in life is given, but you cannot look for it, it´s nothing you can deliberately find. Searching creates isolation and violence. Only when you cease “trying to be” and instead, peacefully know yourself in harmony, in relation – that is, in swift  tacit accord with the other -, then and only then, you will find “your real way”.

It is the natural non conflictual way, something that is both your and the other´s gain.

Do I believe in something?…I like Christ, Buddha, Homer, Scriabin, Rembrandt, Rilke, Kandinsky and many others, but I don´t believe in any of them.

I used to be a Julien-ist but I have given up that too 🙂

Where there is Happiness there is Presence

Only the unhappy impose, create conflict, create wars and affliction. Only the unhappy seeks to be right, seeks to find but never finds. Unhappiness creates disharmony, frustration, prejudice.

Absence is the attribute of the unhappy.

Where Happiness is Presence is.

No “yes” and no “no”

Fear of life means constant resistance. When you resist, you choose. When choosing, you demean yourself, creating nothing but conflict and disharmony for you and around you.

You choose when there is a matter of yes and no. Fear is this very interval between “yes” and “no”; But ultimately there is no “yes” and no “no”- think about that… :

No interval, no fear…

Life is just an eternal Yes …In this insight Fear can no longer abide. In this “non-abiding”, there is no resistance, thus, no “choosing”.

You just know… acting joyously and powerfully.