Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Power and Seduction of Belief

To begin with:

The stronger the belief that "world" exists outside and independent of us, the more susceptible we are to control by external powers. What is susceptibility? Its foundation is a metaphysical stance, i.e., belief in an independently existing universe. In this manner, there can be only one universe in which we exercise the limited power granted to us by external forces. This, at its worst, is called "politics." 

If we can suspend the radically held and incarnate belief that the world is not ours, we can directly experience our "nervous" systems, or not so nervous systems, holding the worlds within itself in an evanescent movement of the whole. Please consider meditation. 

Burning as living, Living as burning

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