Every day some new insights, some dropping away of old weight…
A friend said today that he gets triggered when another friend speaks about his theory/belief that the earth is flat.
Being triggered means that there is an investment?
An investment in ideas how life ‘works’… and ‘me’ knows it!
As a separate-self, as a single person amongst 7,933,087,203 “others” our beliefs, our theories seem to be very important to claim identity, some seeming peace, orientation, power, pride, prestige, credibility in the world of ideas.
I must admit that the idea of the earth being flat feels strange to me as well, but what a gift to examine my own discomfort and to see that there is nothing behind it.
Beliefs don’t change reality, but beliefs can veil reality, can change how we perceive reality.
There is a subtle difference between believing that I am a body-mind in a world, and experiencing that I am aware of body-mind-world.
In this particular case my experiences in daily living remain the same no matter if I entertain the idea that the earth is flat or round (sphere).
The mental images we entertain about life and everything remain to be models, ideas, abstractions that make sense, more or less, in the mental realm.
All we know “about” life is mind content; does it make us happy?
“The only truth in the manifestation is the impersonal sense I am; the rest are concepts.”
This is really a good quote to sit with, to incubate!
Life is so amazingly beautiful when the me-chanism of personal investment is seen and relaxed.
What is really at stake?
What do I really want?
Somehow the round-earth friend never replied to me when I asked him (some weeks back) to what degree science took over the role of religion, in providing comfort and hope, behind a mask of pseudo certainty.
Science worshipping “making sense”.
Mental images are idols, abstractions of reality.
Not to dismiss “making sense”, but to see its limitation when it comes to know ourself as I am.
We cannot become what we essentially are through any kind of practice.
Through practice we can only become something that is not essential to us.
— Rupert Spira