Seeing the response for The Illusion of Ownership, here’s another GD ‘on the rocks’. I love putting up these posts as I am constantly amazed by how much GD conveys with such few words. A note of caution from my experience: don’t speed through, connecting catch-words and key phrases. I find it reveals much more when I go slow… sip… savor… allow it to sink in… and repeat. There is more hidden in here than meets the eye… 🙂
The mind works hard to make everything mean something.
It is always trying to connect the threads
of every thought, every emotion, every event that happens.
That is how the mind has created the entire story of ‘my life’.
It has woven innumerable threads of perception to create a pattern.
A logical and linear pattern that makes sense to us,
and to others when we narrate it.
Someone else in the same life situations
may have focused on completely different threads,
and created a completely different pattern
with a completely different story and meaning.
No matter which threads we have chosen, and which pattern we have created,
the story of our life is more about creative perception rather than truth.
What if nothing really meant anything.
And all the meanings we have plastered are nothing but our own creativity.
How much time and energy gets spent on this imaginary story of ‘me’.
We love it – we hate it.
We cling to it – we want to destroy it.
We want to share it with the world – and we want to hide it as well.
But what if the entire story of our life is just fiction…
Just a few thought forms still hanging around because we want them to.
What if we are story-less, past-less, personality-less…
absolutely undefined and undefinable.
What if we are just an open space
with infinite potential and possibility.
What if this story of ‘me’ that we love so much is actually our bondage…
a box, a fence, a jail made of flimsy thoughts.
Are you willing to taste the explosive freedom
that you are without ‘me’ and ‘my story’?