THE GREAT PATH TO NOWHERE
by Robert Trainor
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Given the reality of the stupendously large universe that we live in, it is one of the most peculiar facts of our existence that we insist, as individuals, upon our own importance. Logically, it's easy to see that we overestimate our importance and continuously give significance to things that are essentially trivial. I'm sure almost everyone will agree that in a million years, the thoughts, actions, or feelings that we have today will have no relevance whatsoever. But we live our lives as if they do.
Why? Why are we so obsessed with our own importance and the importance of those people, events, and desires that populate our existence? To find an answer to this question, we have to examine the ego, that part of the thought process that calls itself "I." It is impossible to understand the ego without understanding the nature of thought because the ego arises out of thought. It is not that the ego came first and produced thought; rather, thought came first, and from out of thought -- the thinking process -- the ego arose. If you observe your thoughts, you will see how quickly "I" begins to intermingle with almost all the thoughts that go through your mind. This "I" is a product of thought, and although we identify this "I" with ourselves, it is, in reality, nothing more than an invention of thought. If you continue to look closely and honestly at the origin of thought, you'll begin to sense, or see, that there seems to be some hyperactive being within you that is very concerned with its status, its feelings, its fears, its ambitions, and its sense of being wronged.
After you observe your thought process for a while, it begins to seem like it's been taken over or hijacked by a crazy and rather evil guy. From everywhere, we've been essentially programmed by our environment, and the programming of thought includes, as a mandatory installation, the crazy and evil "guy." Or, depending on the circumstance, ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
Length: 36 Pages (792 KB)Lending: Not EnabledAdded: Sep 20th, 2020