The issue of freedom is very important so we can embrace the right or lose it. Where the mind is concerned, I opted many years ago to drop out of the mainstream world and later to get rid of my TV. I only listen to the classical radio station which is now commercial-free in my area and I don’t subscribe to any newspapers or magazines. Still, how can I know when my mind is perceiving, when it is thinking, and when it is merely regurgitating? For instance, if I tell you the world is round, I have no personal skills that qualify me to such an opinion. I am therefore merely reflecting what is accepted as truth in today’s world but this same mind might have subscribed to the flat earth theory hundreds of years ago. For instance, I can see an image of the Earth from a satellite or look at an antique map. Depending on the images shown to my mind and the text accompanying the images, I form my understanding, but the fact is still that without any personal experience, I can only reflect what my mind has memorized. Exactly how a mind retains knowledge is unimportant in this context. The knowledge itself is simply not original and can only be authenticated by reference to consensus.Ingrid Naiman
I recognized a long time ago, that nothing we actually say is true.
The “word” is a representation, a copy, a symbol, of Sound, Vibration, Frequency.
This recognition has often left me
disappointed … confused … appalled … disgusted … frustrated
and sometimes this recognition has evoked
liberation … joy … enlightenment … inspiration
As I write this, the light has appeared, it is no longer nighttime (I’ve been up since 4 AM). Something woke me, and said:
Janet, you know the Truth. Yes, there appears to be evil (dark) and good (light) and yin (cool) and yang (hot) and everything in between.
And still, I AM is the only Reality – infinitely – no beginning, no end.
Every time you forget this, STOP, BE STILL, FEEL your breath, inhale all the suffering, pain, ignorance, evil and then exhale FORGIVENESS, LOVE, COMPASSION for all humanity.
And another day begins …..