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The truth of reactions - religion

 

In my life, I have tried to be Good and Pure and True. In these qualities, I have futile miserably. Why is it so hard to be good? Why is it so challenging to act in harmony with our mental ideals?

From the sea of Emptiness, all arises.

Many associates on the spiritual path in due course come face to face with their "Dark Side" - that part of themselves that is very, un-enlightened, selfish and spoiled. Reactions are a great mirror. We shout at the driver who cut us off. We take improvement of our employees for the reason that they certainly need the job. We cheat on our diets, our spouses, and our promises. We want to be good. We want to live in harmony with our spiritual nature, but sometimes, every now and then when lust, fear, or power overwhelm us - a demon seems to take allegation of our actions. He makes us do effects we be disappointed if others see, and "forget" if others don't.

The lion kills the gazelle. The ice kills the last dinosaur. Man loves Woman. Man kills Man. Man creates monuments to the Gods.

Reactions. Words are easy. It is easy to say you are good, to say you love each and everything, to think to physically that you are enlightened, to dream that you give unselfishly to the unfortunate. But actions, especially re-actions are the great indicators of our deeper nature. Your "dark" reactions - both brute and emotional - are what the spiritual huntsman must audaciously face if they are ever to advancement past a basic taste of Inner Peace.

To survive, He kills. To broaden his seed, He goes to war. To teach his children, he works his life away.

There are a million self-help books out there. Countless psychologists and billions of citizens who will all tell you just what you need to do to make by hand "better. " Let me posit that you don't need to be fixed. Let me auxiliary posit that the only thing any of us are guilty of is a diminutive fantasizing.

At his base, He is an animal. At his apex, He is a god.

One of the gifts of humanity is the gift of imagination. The conundrum is, every now and then we don't achieve that we are imagining. We consider some fantasy about who we are and all our "problems" rear up and slap us in the face when we don't live up to that fantasy. Let me say that again. Our harms arise when who we certainly are conflicts with who we think we are.

Self preservation. Procreation. Possession. Defending the Tribe. Attacking to Survive.

You are selfish. You do lust after your neighbor's wife. You actually do want to be celebrated and rich and powerful. Your fantasy says these are all off restrictions to the spiritual seeker. That if you were a good man/woman/god you wouldn't have those feelings.

War and Peace. Good and Evil. Love and Hate. Me and Them. One cannot exist lacking the Other. One cannot exist lacking Two.

So which is more real, your fantasy assumed role or your true, if rather reticent emotions? All this might sound a a small amount funny advent from a man who claims to see God (a female god nonetheless) in a discarded banana peel, but damn it, I know my viewpoint is an illusion. Most seekers don't accomplish their fantasies are exceedingly only mental imagery - ideals that exist only in their minds.

Below it all, the Source. Below it all, Emptiness. From the sea of Emptiness. All life arises.

Your "dark" reactions are basically barely indicators of where your true self deviates from your imagined self. Deny your characteristics and live your fantasy. Accept the Darkness, feel the burn - and you will cursorily find the Light.

Wayne Wirs is the photographer and dramatist of Fading For Enlightenment - Life concerning the Ego and the Ethereal. For more in order about Wayne, his writings or his photography, delight visit http://FadingTowardEnlightenment. com


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