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Offlinematt66
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The Cruelty of Criminalizing Self Understanding
    #4484240 - 08/02/05 04:59 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

My first and only trip was about three years ago, and I remember hearing this enticing, yet wholly foreign tapping at The Door. There remains a inescapable, briliantly profound, multi-dimensional memory of what my mind was both screaming to tell me, and desperate to mute out. I was momentarily released from the Great Delusion, and understood that I am all that exists. Everything is me, we're all thev inseparable Self, the Universe, the One.

A person should only need to achieve this realization once to accept with unwaivering certainty that he has beheld the single, eternal, all encompassing, and ever-elusive truth, tantalizing us with glimpses of it's fleeting beauty. My mind is still programmed to reject this kind gift; this simple, omnipresent, yet rarely accepted nourishment relieving the suffocating pressure and bringing a freedom I so desperately crave, even as it's granduer is impossible to conceive.

Numbness is easy and reliable, and has a large and dedicated following. A great deal of us fear, and thefore often refuse to accept the truth. Knock, knock...organized religion is at the door.

For those who would consider themselves seekers, miners for truth and delusion, there is a vast scale of gradations corresponding to how well we are able to internalize and act in accordance with the Single Truth. With endless paths to choose from and pass between, the scale is anything but linear, but may be loosely generalized as such: those who are familiar with the eternal concept, those who tend to believe that there may be an element of truth to the concept, those who have experienced the concept, a group who have the natural ability or have trained themselves to grasp and hold the concept periodically, and the few who have actualized the concept.

I'm so tired of playing the game of myself. There are rigid and supressive rules in this staged game, and the cruel horror is that the shitty rules are all self-imposed. I'm always free to stop playing this person I've constructed and associated as "me" and merge with Nothing, becoming Everything. But I'm running frantically on a human hamster wheel, I don't know how to stop, and it's all I've ever known how to do.

Hopefully one day I can find the right frequency, indulge in all the reverberating laughter and music, and appreciate that it's coming from me, and it's really all so fucking beautiful.


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Truth is the daughter of time, time doesn't exist...
Truth cannot exist within the human convention of time- The Goat Hath Spoken


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Re: The Cruelty of Criminalizing Self Understanding [Re: matt66]
    #4484332 - 08/02/05 06:35 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Itchycoo Park by Small Faces

Over bridge of sighs
To rest my eyes in shades of green
Under dreamin' spires
To Itchycoo Park, that's where I've been

What did you do there?
I got high
What did you feel there?
Well I cried
But why the tears there?
I'll tell you why
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful

I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun

Tell you what I'll do (what will you do?)
I'd like to go there now with you
You can miss out school (won't that be cool)
Why go to learn the words of fools?
What will we do there?
We'll get high
What will we touch there?
We'll touch the sky
But why the tears then?
I'll tell you why

It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful

I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun

It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
Ha! It's all too beautiful


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The proof is in the pudding.


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InvisibleIcelander
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Re: The Cruelty of Criminalizing Self Understanding [Re: matt66]
    #4484463 - 08/02/05 08:50 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

But I'm running frantically on a human hamster wheel, I don't know how to stop, and it's all I've ever known how to do.

Hopefully one day I can find the right frequency, indulge in all the reverberating laughter and music, and appreciate that it's coming from me, and it's really all so fucking beautiful.

__________________________________________________________

I know this feeling well. Success comes in little steps, and sometimes seems hopeless. But now that I am looking back over the last couple of years, I see tremendous progress. If you ask for growth from the Universe (BRING IT ON), it's my experience that you will get it in spades. It just may look nothing like you expected it to. But the result will feel right over time. :heart: :thumbup:


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"Don't believe everything you think". -Anom.

" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
Ecclesiastes circa 350 BC


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Re: The Cruelty of Criminalizing Self Understanding [Re: Swami]
    #4484468 - 08/02/05 08:58 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

That's a song I had forgotten about Swami. I grew up in those years. Thanks for putting that up here. Someone at the PUB, posted the lyrics to Happiness Runs by Donovan the other day. Some of these lyrics are profound, and still ring true. I can't help but think that all those hits of acid had some effect on those lyrics. And just because the whole world did not change and become a loving place does not negate the truths that were expressed and are still changing and challenge our lives. The work of living love never ends or has it's reward in some kind of heaven on earth. We are here to struggle and grow and experience joy. My 2 cents. :heart: :smile:


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"Don't believe everything you think". -Anom.

" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
Ecclesiastes circa 350 BC


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