Opposition

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As long as we think that opposition exists we are blocking the way for a clearer vision. – Ernest Holmes

How can we change our minds when FEAR is the food we receive as those around us battle in opposition? Terrorists, liars, media, all feeding the FEAR.

Stephan Batchelor writes:

“Buddha awoke from the sleep of existential confusion.  So shocking and unexpected was this experience that he initially assumed that were he to speak of it no one would understand him.  A person who is asleep is either lost in deep unconsciousness or absorbed in a dream.  Metaphorically, this is how the Buddha must have seen both his previous self as well as everyone else he had known:  they either were blind to the questions of existence or sought consolation from them in metaphysical or religious fantasies.  His awakening, however, brought both the questions and their resolutions into vivid and unanticipated focus.”

-http://alexox.com/sangha/StephenBatchelor-BuddhismwithoutBeliefs.pdf

In a world where media is wide spread and often pointing out opposition, we become confused and greatly opinionated.  We are often afraid that if we were to speak of something from an awakened point of view not only would others not understand us, we may lose ourselves as we are constantly reminding ourselves who we are through our attachment to the opinions, the group, the gang. We are blinded.  We seek consolation from the fantasies, the delusions.

In your awakening, you also are able to see through a clearer vision.  It is not outside that the FEAR exists, but within the memory banks of our brains that evaluate every situation, every vision, every piece of reality and how the media has transformed it to manipulate you.

A good example is the evolution of Thanksgiving day.  When I was a young kid we all went to Grandma and Grandpa’s house.  The streets were empty of vehicles and the stores were all closed.  Now, it has gone from the day after, “Black Friday”, to shopping on Thanksgiving.  What are we giving thanks for?  Better deals?

If you are like me you already have too much stuff and not enough money. Fortunately, I am not a shopper but a creator and being this I can clearly see the misfortune of the majority who sees things in a blur.  We have become more concerned with what we wear than what we do for each other.  We have more gadgets that take us out of consciousness like a drug addiction and it moves so fast that we never see it all or understand it or get anything substantial from it. Our children are growing up with no understanding of the Present Moment as they have a natural ability to copy everything we do with expertise.  Many believe what the media tells us even if it is Donald Trump blowing it again with some crazy remark, no facts or mockery.  People believe in him.

The Buddhists call it the Dark Ages for a very good reason.  Everyone is in the dark, like a dream, absorbed in the word of the media.  Like this. Zoom Zoom

I am not in opposition with the delusions I see in our electronic devices or the devices themselves.  I see too clearly and it is this I am grateful for and strive to keep in tune with.  Seeing the opposition is the first step to clarity.

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About pamelavk

A Conservative Bohemian practicing zen in flesh. I am a versatile artist and musician thriving on creativity and hoping for human renewal through sharing. Activities of life include doing and really living so I have been successful. Choosing Joy and having Faith keep me productive.
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