Despite the overwhelming desire we humans have to define ourselves by either what we do or do not do, the truth is far more magnificent and transcendent.
The truth is simple, yet it’s simplicity is utterly inconceivable by the mind. This truth doesn’t actually help you particularly, but without it you will lean towards becoming OVER identified with whatever you are drawn to, and that OVER identification may lead you towards great unhappiness and fear, possibly depression.
Are you ready for this simple, magnificent truth?
First let me tell you what you are not:
You are not a wife, husband, seeker, artist, activist, coach, vegan, meditator, runner, raw foodie, or anything. You are not sick, healthy, happy, miserable or angry. You are not rich or poor. Not for this or against that. You are not becoming more spiritual or more ‘at peace’. You are not growing. You are not better than or worse than anyone. Put simply.
You are not:
All the above, and a million other descriptions of things you are not, are THINGS YOU DO while you are here.
But please, for heaven’s sake, do not become too identified with these things because this identification will cause suffering. You can take them seriously but always remember (I am Not) BECAUSE….
YOU ARE CONSCIOUSNESS!!! before and after everything. You came from consciousness and you return to consciousness, and while you are here YOU ARE CONSCIOUSNESS.
This is the first, and most important, truth known in spirituality. Unfortunately the majority arrive here on this Planet and instantly totally forget this one fundamental piece of information. And as a consequence take this life to be the whole show, the complete ticket. Ego untethered is a monster. When ego rules, guaranteed we are gonna have problems.
And here we are.
So please, just remember this one truth and don’t get so carried away that you become murderous or fanatical or suicidal.
As the great Bill Hicks once said “It’s just a ride“.
- Bill Hicks on War & Freedom (globalelite.tv)