Beautiful people you can read Part One (The Truth About Depression) here and Part Two (Letting it go) here…
Let us briefly circle back to where we began this discussion. The egoic framework, our psyche, our identity, who we think we are…So what is it?
I can tell you it’s not who we really are.
What is it then?
It’s the man-made mind.
It’s the vulnerable, insecure, terrified little voice in our head that gives a running commentary and judgement on the accumulation of man-made expectations and fears.
The egoic framework is built with pillars of separateness, me and mine, competition, comparison, greed, power, judgement and fear. It’s floors are paved with the premise of lack.
No my brothers, this is not who we are but what we have made. This is our man-made mind.
It has been built by us on top of who we really are and now in many of us it is so thick with limitation that we can’t even remember who we are. We are lost and scared. The feeling you are getting right now when reading these words is recognition from your subconscious mind, deep within yourself you know this to be true and your body is speaking to you with that knowingness.
It is the man-made mind that is the cause of all suffering. How did it begin?
The binding agent which holds the man-made mind together is judgement.
So who are we then if not that little voice in our head that commentates the man-made mind?
We are the observer. We are awareness. We are the ones who are hearing that little voice in our head. Make sense?
Right now in your mind, please say to yourself “Who am I?”, please say it again “Who am I?” Scream it in your mind “WHO AM I?!!”
You my brother are the self who hears that voice, you are the great observer.
Our true mind, our pure consciousness, the great observer, is our God-made mind. It is built on oneness, compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, peace, isness.
Our God-made mind is built with, and energised by, the same mind stuff that holds the entire universe together, love.
What is Love?
Love is the absence of judgement. Love is the isness of the universe. Love is the universal all knowing intelligence; the mind of God.
To become fully free we need to let the man-made mind fall away and allow our divine greatness to once again take full residence. How trivial our man-made insecurities if for just a moment we were to glimpse the enormity of who we are as divine entities of unlimited wonder.
We of course have free will, the choice will always be ours.
So how do we do it?
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” ~ Lau Tzu
We need to decide which mind we want to align with, where will our thoughts, deeds and ideals reside? The man-made mind built of separateness, me and mine, competition, comparison, greed, power, judgement and fear? Or our God-made mind made with oneness, compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, peace, isness and love?
By outwardly projecting thoughts and deeds aligned to our God-made mind we will literally begin to remap our neural network, we physically re-wire our brain. We will begin to make that mind our natural state.
When we communicate with someone without judgement what we are doing is making a conscious decision to look straight past their egoic framework, their man-made mind. We accept that it is merely a result of their experiences and conditioning. We are understanding to the fact that we have no real reference for judgement against their experiences and conditioning and therefore we show compassion toward them. If there behavior differs from that which would be deemed acceptable within our own man-made mind we forgive their actions and remove our need to react to them in defence of our own ego. Essentially we treat people with love, where love is the absence of judgement.
By releasing our brothers from judgment and expectation, so to do we release ourselves; in freeing them, we become free.
When we treat people with genuine love and non-judgement, something quite amazing happens. When we choose to acknowledge the equality of their divine innocence, the same quality that exists in ourselves, when we choose not to even acknowledge the man-made mind, the other person feels that connection, they no longer feel a need to respond in a way that defends their man-made mind. They respond to us in kind, on the base level of love, of non-judgement, with their God-made mind.
We have the opportunity to send a ripple of love through the world with every human interaction.
When I was taught this by a great Teacher I didn’t really understand what he meant. With all knowledge it only really becomes of value when applied and can be translated from knowledge into understanding. Knowledge with experiential understanding then becomes our wisdom.
So I thought I would just try it in life and see what happened. It wasn’t too long before I had an opportunity to experiment. It was actually twitter that provided the opportunity. We had come across someone tweeting about setting goals so I tweeted them to tell them about Freedawn.com
I was then sent a response which was well and truly courtesy of the man-made mind.
I decided to initiate the newly acquired knowledge of my great Teacher and respond with my true mind.
And admittedly to my somewhat surprise, his great teaching was indeed validated.
Let us open our hearts. The only vulnerability we perceive in doing this is attached to the defence of our meek man-made mind.
Dismantling the egoic mind is not easy because it is the result of your entire life’s culturalisation and constant social forces, it has been cultivated through the ages but it is a worthwhile end, indeed it is our destiny. Let us break away from the social mediocracy which has enslaved humanity. For in the purity of our consciousness lies not only the end of suffering and the ability to create without limitation, but therein lies our ability to truly live. It is our rightful inheritance and our one true freedom.