It's not about right and wrong, it's about awareness. Only a fool argues with his mind over what is, and yet most are fools, taught by other fools in a long line of fools pretending to THINK they're fooling everyone, but they're only fooling themselves to their foolishness in imagining stories to be real. "I know," is always spoken with such conviction.
Walter Mitte is in all of us...mirror, mirror, on the wall...
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.” - Carl Gustav Jung
We humans actually do time travel. Time only exists in the mind. Rather than being present, which is timelessness, we wind up future tripping and past tripping. Each person goes through life conceptualizing life in their mind by the conceptual characters, telling a story about it, judging people, places, and things mesmerized within memories. The mind tells stories about it, identifies with this or that, to give it worth in various ways according to the stories taught and memorized as the truth; but the reality of it is they are just stories. All of what you believe are stories contrived by your mind. Future trippers and past trippers is what the vast majority of what people are. Rarely does one occupy here and now.
If one really starts paying attention to the contents of the stories, the running monologues of "rational discourse", and getting more grounded in presence without judgments, then the stories begin to fall away, begin to crumble and deteriorate to reveal the absurdity of a fictitious story book life of make believe. What reveals itself is the eternal nature of timelessness. Nobody can know what this means; it is not something one reads or believes; it's something one can only experience.
As long as one continues to believe they know the truth, they will always be tripping. The folly of this is quite extraordinary, a shock really as cracks in walls begin to reveal gaps in what is believed. People as a whole tend to believe drugs are a bad thing, that they distort reality, but really when you look deeply into what is believed to be true, at some point you realize how insane that truly is, the mass hallucination of factual fantasy land. The biggest addiction is not drugs, but believing you know and if one is truly honest with themselves, they start looking at history and the nonsense that was believed and the incredible amount of pain and suffering brought about by the addictive need to know
Truth doesn't need to be known or believed, it needs to be accepted as it is without all of the ridiculous stories created by a mind trained to worship and obsess to the point of being an addict on what story is right and wrong; on what conceptual string theories can warp time into a worm hole of deception rooted in the imaginal realm. If you haven't read the story The Allegory of the Cave, please do, because that story really presents an incredible experiential cinematic experience of living a life believed. This believing is rooted in conceptual trance states of varied anomalies that weaves a fabric/fabrication of the past and future into a vast spider web reality of conceptual deception; like a black hole that sucks one into the web of a nonexistent past and future.
I recall in a college art class creating my very first face mask using strips of cloth coated with wet plaster. As the art teacher placed each strip on my face, I became very aware of how metaphorical this process was in regards to having my authentic being covered over with conceptualized cultural strips/scripts that formed a hardened mask of cultural conformity to others fantasies, where truth no longer speaks, where one no longer sees the truth, let along hears it over the thundering roar of stories that drown out awareness, like someone continually tapping you on the shoulder, drawing your attention away from the flow of presence, like huge cloud of flies or mosquitoes that incessantly fly in your face distracting you from the silence of truth.
Again don't take my word for it. The trance is not going to break by belief alone, in fact thinking won't even put a dent in it and you KNOW it conceptually speaking of course; discourse.
Take the quantum leap...
"They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds."
- Mexican Proverb
This quote is a really deep one, talking about being suppressed by other people, buried under forced conditioning. But, each of us is creation, and though we might be buried/imprisoned under all those layers of conformity, creation is never sedate, and creates openings, just like a small seedling from a tree that begins to put down roots that can split a huge boulder. We are that creation and there is nothing impossible for our creation to create authentically if we but stop identifying with the limits of the conditioned mind. If one can create hell with pain and suffering, then the realization has to arise that all of it is a ploy designed to avoid awareness of the love and peace centered in our authentic being
"Whatever is happening is the path to enlightenment."
- Pema Chodron
"It is not only that there is a spiritual world parallel to the physical world. It is not only a question of parallel universes or two worlds that sometimes cross in our experience. There is ultimately only one. They are actually never separate; they seem separate only because our mind sees them that way. And because our mind sees them as separate, we have two loves. But at the very depth of our heart, we love reality. We love the real, and the real is the unity of the outer and the inner, of your body and your soul, of the world and God, of the ordinary universe and the spiritual universe. These are like the front and the back of the same reality. This world is nothing but the front of reality. The spirit is the back of this reality. And you can’t take the back away from the front. It doesn’t work, for the front will always have a back, which is the spiritual nature."
- A. H. Almaas, The Power of Divine Eros, ch. 3, p. 57
"What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to something that already is?”
- Eckhart Tolle
“Neither concepts nor mathematical formulae can explain the infinite.”
- Eckhart Tolle
“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”
- Eckhart Tolle
“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”
- Eckhart Tolle
“Become conscious of being conscious.”
- Eckhart Tolle
“Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t very much.”
- Eckhart Tolle
Each of us does have a secret library, it's called looking within where the living truth resides without all the ridiculous stories we are taught to believe...
The majority of politicians have noses like Pinocchio's when they lie and the darn things are so long like a vast sword dueling contest to see who can out lie the other to get what they want at the expense of others. Which reminds me of a play of words that arose:
Who nose how to pick their knows? How does one know when to pick their knows? This is an important thing to no or perhaps know. Only the nose knows. A friend remarked, "Dr. Seuss; Is that planning what you're going to learn?"
I've been playing with words lately, I'll be contemplating and notice word play within and how we get caught up in the words rather than the truth present beyond the words. So, one can see how "legalized" law is the root of imaginary beliefs, the power of the word to imprison the many into following Pied Piper sociopaths until the many are legalized to death, which is "learning" to think you know rather than having the awareness that the words just cover up the truth.
What I find intriguing is that quote was almost 30 years ago, which really shows the extent of corporatized mafia influences and the sheer lack of transparency.
Conceptual knowledge is an immense web of mental algorithms:
In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a step-by-step procedure for calculations. Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning.
And that is exactly what humans do with their patterned existence imprisoned in thinking they know, only what they know is what they were trained and conditioned to know and believe growing up into a world dominated by conditioned algorithms marketed and advertised as truth.
I'm also reminded of the oath one is required to take when taking the stand in court before the JUDGE; "Do you solemnly swear or affirm that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?" And when you look at big money, corporate personhood, fantasy characters, you see how often they get away with their version of "legalized truth;" lies.
The irony of this statement is indicative of the legal system born from thinking one knows. Perhaps it would be better to rewrite this to, "Do you solemnly swear or affirm that you will tell the algorithm, the whole algorithm, and nothing but the algorithm, so help you God."