Anything that goes up… must come down.
The natural way of things is void of morality. Change goes from one end just to go to the opposite side, of the possible range of experiences. Those changes are driven by consciousness, and consciousness is not in the hands of the “I” to change at will.
Consciousness is that which allows us to express: “I” am alive. Perception. Awareness.
There is no “training” to “improve” consciousness. No “doing” of the “I” able to touch consciousness.
Nevertheless, living in society under the tutelage of the “I,” implies the need for rules, regulations, moral standards, etc.
In the understanding of the above lies the awareness to unmask the beliefs of righteousness and unrighteousness, and all sorts of duality.
Stan, a poor man; stole a pig who was running around in Nancy’s farm. Stan wanted to eat and taste meat, but he couldn’t afford it. Stan had a need which couldn’t be met by society, thus he stole the pig.
There are consequences for that stealing, which will be experienced by Stan.
There is the consequence fueled by society through laws, and there is the consequence of Life, based on an individual inner intention.
Through laws, Stan may not feel understood. Through Life, there is a lesson to be learned.
Laws may support a behavior for fear of punishment. Life brings a process, a journey to unfold change in Stan’s consciousness, whether he, the “I” is aware or not.
All experiences in Stan’s life will move him into another consciousness in his eternal journey. All of those experiences are pieced together so there is continuity between them.
Stan, the “sinner” at one point of his journey, cannot become a “saint” by just following a law, a code of conduct. Consciousness will need to change as experiences unfold to get from “sin to saint.”
Please be aware of this: There is a necessary process of change in every duality, which will need to be respected for change to occur in a “natural” way.
Because every person is in a different stage of their journey, that web of interactions creates the story of what we call Life.
What is next after “becoming a saint”? To come down as a “sinner” for sure.
And once you get to “become a sinner”? Then, is the path to become a saint again.
“…But there is no progress! I think we should keep improving not coming down!”
I use the word “improving” to make an intellectual distinction so these words could have a meaning, but let me assure you that there is no such a thing as “improvement.” We create that idea once we call something else as “coming down.” There are just different experiences in the possible range.
The opposites are intermingled together as a continuation of each other, they are inseparable complements, just like day and night, east and west, up and down, short and long… The problem is to call one side “good” and the other “bad,” the issue is when the “I” is taught to control through actions, through repression what is not meant to be controlled but understood.
“But, then Mr. X could kill Mr. Y at any moment just because he feels like.”
There will be consequences for that, but consider that there are men who couldn’t kill someone. It is not in them. Their Consciousness will not allow it.
“That is because of their good moral values, their good upbringings, good family values, etc.”
Different experiences, circumstances which a person could have been born in and are outside of their control.
Just like any setting or circumstance that we may have been born in. There is a baggage behind that nationality, that family background, that society which will determine the way someone perceives the World.
“But there are cases of people born in “bad” surroundings who turned out to be “good.”
They were aware, conscious. Can we say that these people made themselves to be conscious “through effort” or that it happened, as they were ready due to their previous experiences in Life? 🙂
Observe, appreciate and know that every human being is “doing” according to what they “are.”
Observe that “being” cannot be changed by doing.
Observe that “being” changes all by itself according to consciousness.
Observe that there is no force in the Universe that could change consciousness, but consciousness changes itself according to time, because we are all ONE and that oneness manifests through different beings creating individuality, as the rays of the Sun touches different beings with its warmth; their perceptions will be different, even though is the same Sun. Consciousness binds us together.
“But then, there is nothing to do, nothing to accomplish, to improve, to get better at, it is a boring thing…”
That is the perception of a strong “I.” Nevertheless, there is “salvation” for that predicament. You have the “office world,” there is space for you to “improve” there…
In Life, nothing to “do” but… to enjoy what is.
“So I will need to sit in the couch all the day to enjoy things.”
When “no one” sits in that couch there will be joy.
“…You write nonsense. It does not make any sense…”
That is the way is supposed to be. Non-sense is a complement of sense. 🙂
What would be the main “beliefs to believe in” if these sharings were turned into a religious dogma?
Something “easy” to believe in must be offered, right?
Perhaps the following beliefs could be enough:
1) “We” believe in the self. It is a creation of the mind/brain, etc. However, we believe in “no-self” as well for the “self” is a non-material entity, there is nothing concrete in it. Thus, self and no-self are logically illogical.
2) “We” believe in the individual even though the individual is “nothing” without everything else. That is why, we believe in the Totality for that gives the individual “reason to be something.” Thus, we truly believe in “nothing,” for the individual and the Totality are words to make separations when there is none.
3) “We” believe in one personal God when we believe in the individual. We believe in the Totality as being God when we believe in the Totality rather than the individual. To make things easier for believers, we will believe in one personal God on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We will be believe in Omnipresence on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
What about Sunday?
We rest on that day. No beliefs allowed.
4) “We” believe in reality. In reality, reality is a perception of reality… but Science is the “real thing” even though is just a perception. We perceive according to what we ARE, since we don’t know what we are, what do we perceive?
5) “We” believe that the truth is a paradox. The answer is not “black” or “white.” It is both, but none of them at the same time. A belief is a perception of reality, but when many believe in the same belief, then that could be called “truth.” Thus, in truth, the truth is a belief.
Well… I better stop now… too much “non-sense” isn’t it? 🙂
What about something easier non-paradoxical for followers to believe such as: “We believe only in light. Light is the truth.”
In that way believers will have something to feel good about. Something to fight for and to debate with others.
If a heathen says: “If you believe in light, you must believe in darkness as well for one gives the other,” then we could label such individuals as “bad, devilish, unfit, pagans,” etc. In that way, we are the “good” guys and they are … the “bad” ones…
What could be added in this belief for those who had a Godly, Divine experience in a religious path?
Just ask them if that experience came together with a belief to believe in, or if they learned those beliefs from other followers…. 😉
Perhaps these sharings cannot be put into a religion? Is that “good or bad”? 🙂 🙂