The Goldilocks Paradox – An Introduction On How Our Need For Stability Blinds Us To Change

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What are some of your favorite things in the whole world?

Have a few in mind?

Now, take a second, and think of one or two “loves” of today that may have started out as the complete opposite.

In one of my recent posts I spelled out that the ego is built for the sole purpose of classifying our world to ensure our survival.

 

Classification in order to assess reality, by itself, sounds like an oxymoron since whatever we classify in this moment,javier-allegue-barros-768453-unsplash is never identical when we observe it the next time we look at it.

We just assume we know it fully and don’t need to worry with assessing the reality it presents itself as, in the here and now.

This One’s Just Right… Or At Least It Was

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The Never Ending … Blog Post (but seriously longest one yet, whoops)

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When you see a hand drawn circle, that’s nearly perfect in precision in shape, do you find yourself asking things like;

  • “Where did the artist of this beautifully symmetrical concentric shape start from to make the first mark of it?”, or;
  • “When did they feel it was complete, did he or she stop the moment pen touched ink again or did they follow it back around a few rotations to marvel in its perfection?”

… perhaps some weirdos like me, or those who ate mom’s special brownies, find themselves pondering such nonsense, but most of us look at a hand drawn circle and go “hmm, sweet, nice one brah!” [I’m paraphrasing brownie you, of course].

That said, why do we look at all the circles of life, energy, and creation all around us and think; “Why/how did it all begin?” or more often we can’t stop wondering “how will it eventually end?”.

Perspective, It’s Not Just For Alice And/Or Looking Glasses

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Knowing Zen In Lieu Of Sin

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Do we really need our fears?

How about pain, do you think we could come to know life the way we do now, in a reality that didn’t experience pain?

Like many I lived my life thinking that these were aspects of existence that simply were a man-made manifestation.

I believed we knew of these aspects of ourselves based solely on some mistake we may have made a long time ago (🤔) …

….but even more recently, I saw it as something akin to a mental illness of perception that we were eventually going to be able to free ourselves from.

Now, the more I compare our lives, and our interconnected-symbiotic essence of creation (see all previous on God’s Breadcrumbs) to that of every other unbroken circular aspect in nature, I’m truly beginning to think the complete opposite.

Ah, Hells Bells, You’re Gonna Ride The Lightning Buddy

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Hidden Expectations – Don’t Give Up The Fight To Expose Them To Your Light

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This blog has been extremely eye opening for me in many ways.

Since having this awakening, or whatever you want to call it, I’ve realized just how much fear controlled my life previously and my lack of writing was a major one of those things.

I always knew my thoughts and ideas flowed with the ups and downs, but I’m kind of an assertive-type and an extreme extrovert (if you can’t tell), so I make a lot of “this is it!”, “I can’t believe I didn’t see it before!”, “how does everyone not know this?!” type of statements.

I now see them more clearly as an aspect of my ego’s childlike “know it all” side and it prevented me from writing because I secretly thought; if I write it down and my notions of “what is right” go changing again people will be able to “use it against me”.

Denial – Should I Make The Joke Or Is It Implied

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The Rise And (Eventual) Fall Of Ego Identification – A Foray Into The Psychological Landscape

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Whoa! That title, right?

Well, it’s not that serious.

Basically, I want to talk about how I fully believe we are beings that are two halves seen as a whole, much like a magnet has a north and a south pole, we’re comprised of a permanent and an impermanent “self”.

The former, or permanent, is what most refer to as the spirit, soul, chi, ki, and so on and so on.

The latter, the impermanent, is the essence which identifies with the body and everything else bound to the laws of time. This is what most refer to as the ego.

A Man Who Represents Himself Has A Fool For A Client

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Balance: Day 4 – Lessen The Sway Of Cray – Step Out Of The Story And Into The Now

Okay to recap: here’s a brief list of the ways we block ourselves from seeing or feeling the natural balance that exists all around us;

  • Condemnation
    • Seeking blame of others to offset our guilt
  • Flow of Energy: We are both our good and bad days
    • Trying to deny the lows has us seeking their eradication
  • Our need to know who we are
    • As viewed by others or valued by ourselves
    • Blocks us from just being who we’re meant to become
  • Our desire to avoid being viewed as anything other than perfect
    • Distancing and separating ourselves from aspects of human nature
    • Leads to hatred and anger whenever we’re associated with groups that  stereotypically  reflect the aspect we’re trying to deny exist in us

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Balance: Day 3 – The Beautiful Balance Of Diversity – And The Bonds Of Perfectionism That Attempt To Dismiss It

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In yesterday’s post I covered how our identification with who we are blocks us from feeling the balance all around us.

Today I want to go into how our desire to align with what we are blocks us in a very similar fashion by seeking to deny the aspects of ourselves that we wish to not be.

Also, I’ll be delving into how this leads us to impose an impossible sense of perfectionism within which leads to oppression without. Continue reading “Balance: Day 3 – The Beautiful Balance Of Diversity – And The Bonds Of Perfectionism That Attempt To Dismiss It”