Saturday, August 15, 2015

There is no "You" #137

"You" have lived with "you" all of your existence and no one has denied this fact for any rational or practical reason.  "You" have been given a name, personality, desires, expectation, rules, faith, friendships and pain.  

"You" have been moving through this cloud of responsibilities without any clear direction.  Responsibilities that we can not handle or understand.  Before you could walk and talk "you" was creeping and building into your Being by your parents as your name, gender, clothes, brothers or sisters, parents, house etc. and when will you question any of it?  

Why question? "You" are normal to "you" and your obedience is enforced by your parents, peers and forms of authority.  Later as "you" grow, this misunderstanding, will show itself when "you" "rebel" as parents or teachers put it.  All rooted in your misunderstanding of what is happening to you, not purely because you didn't follow the 'rules of the house' or the teacher.  

But because as unaware parents or guardians, "you" were passed on via love and concern for "you" in the future.  Your parents wanted better for you in the future. But, what will "you" do when you have children?  Will you build another "you"?  Is it not better to let go of "you" and all its misunderstanding, confusion, violence and doubt as you discover a way "out" of the ego and present a reality with the observance of "you"?  True, "you" matter, but if "you" desire a 'better future' for them, what will the real you do?  

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wisdom and Education#28

The educated man is looking to do something to a life he doesn't understand, a world he knows nothing about and a fate he cannot see or control.

The educated man is wondering what is going on with his well made and executed plans; why the wars, diseases, pollution and social division?

The educated man is forever caught within the prism of his own narrow and painful thinking. Caught!

The educated man debates about knowledge and all it has, is an will do in the future while he never lives in the present.

One day the educated man heard of, and sought out, the wise man, curious and already thinking less of him before meeting him. Face to face and before the educated man could speak, the wise man said, "Sit and listen, and all will fade."  Instead the educated man began questioning and talking until a man sitting nearby began to laugh.  Not at him but at himself.  The educated man asked, "what is so funny?" he felt foolish.  The man replied, "I did the same thing a year ago, and all questions have faded."

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

You Think Too Much#72

You "think" too much.  Years ago someone told me this during a discussion.  I'd never been told that before so I meditated on it.  I don't remember the exact conversation, but I replied, "If you don't you'll just follow".  It was the first think that came to mind, also it was relevant.  
I felt defensive for a moment which was hidden in my response, however, no need to retaliate for someone speaking their mind. Still, it struck me odd, these words represented a large part of society who have trouble understanding themselves, which happens when we deny self-observance.
How do you understand working on a car when you don't study it?   The mind is similar as it invented the car.  I thought, "how did she come to this conclusion?"  And how is it possible to "think" too much?  That's not really the issue... 
They didn't understand themselves enough to say, "I don't understand you or why you think the way you do because I don't understand me."  The reaction to someone who seems to analyse 'every little thing' is merely observant and reaching their potential as humans.  The mind does expand without resistance or imitation. But, please, don't think too much.