Getting Caught Up In Giving Meaning
If you take a close look at how you feel about things including everything from thoughts to daily occurrences, you will realize that it is the ego that labels and judges. Through this labeling and judgment meaning is given as a way to support and protect the existence of the ego. Things will be labeled and judged as good, bad, or indifferent based on the beliefs that make up the ego.
Remember that the ego or self-image is who you believe your “Self”, (Your True Nature), to be. The ego is only a thought and that thought consists of infinite other thoughts and beliefs.
Let’s make this very clear. There exists the idea that you are / have an identity. You say, I am a person. The only way that idea can actually exist is by Consciousness itself, (the True Nature of all things), giving itself into the idea. Consciousness takes on and lives as the idea, and that is why it feels real. However, Consciousness itself does not need a thought of being a person for it to exist. Consciousness exists even without any thought or experience. Consciousness is the source and life of all things, even before they exist.
When we begin to let go of our attachment to being a person, we also begin to let go of labeling and judgment. This is a wonderful transition because the less we label and judge, the less pain and suffering is experienced.
I expect that most folks would argue that life would be boring and flat if we didn’t give meaning to things. Yet, I would humbly suggest that life would be much more beautiful when we didn’t judge. We would experience the beauty in everything as it is, and not through the egos perceptions of good and bad, likes and dislikes.
So what would this look like in a day to day experience? Well, it can be said that there is a difference between giving meaning to a thought, or an experience, and just understanding and allowing cause and effect.
We have already spoken about how we give meaning through the ego’s beliefs. Now let’s look at cause and effect.
If we can just realize that things are just what they are with no meaning, then there is nothing to cause pain and suffering. It doesn’t mean you stand by idly why your world falls apart. If there is something you can do to make things better, by all means you can do them.
My Master will say, “ It’s not that I don’t care, I just don’t mind”. This means that I care enough to do something about it to make it better, yet I don’t take offense to what is happening. To not take offense means that there is no judgment as to whether something is good or bad, it just is.
In a very simplistic way we can give the example of you and I walking on a hiking trail with the desire to get back to our car before the sun goes down. Then, I twist my ankle pretty severely creating sharp pain every time I put pressure on it. This is more than an inconvenience because now you will have to carry me out, and the sun is already over the horizon. We will be hiking in the dark and struggling to stay on the trail.
In simple terms of cause and effect, it is what it is. There is nothing to get upset about or take personally. However if the ego is present, there will be all sorts of thoughts that give meaning to the situation. For most there would be fears of what might happen if we get lost or don’t make it back, or what if the foot is broken. All these are from the self-image in fear of losing its existence.
Do any of these thought help the situation? Of course not, yet, they seem important. They are not. They are not needed to help the situation. All that is needed is to see the situation only as it is, and then do what is practical to do our best to resolve it to the best of our abilities. We will get to the car after the sun sets and we will have to pay more attention to the trail and go slower, while I experience the pain of the ankle.
Holding onto a false sense of your true Self, is the cause of pain and suffering. It is not needed and does not give this life experience any true joy and peace.
All that is needed is the realization that you do not require a made up, (false), identity to exist.
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