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Shedding Ideology, Shedding Self-Interest
« on: July 19, 2018, 08:44:24 am »
The Experiment

Ideology focuses attention
on what might otherwise be missed.
Thereafter it creates blinders and distorted vision.

Self-interest enables survival.
Thereafter it fosters selfishness and insecurity.

Shed ideology.
Shed self-interest.

And See
what is left


[This reflects my own experiment over the past three years ... after "coming back" and struggling to reconcile the flood of Feeling with this "reality" I found myself in - both awesomely beautiful and horrifically ugly. Each person is different and this experiment may not interest others. But worth sharing. Also, of course it is impossible to shed entirely - the snake who sheds its skin grows another based on what was there before. But the skin is new. And perhaps spiritually it is possible to shed one's skin, over and over and over, until no skin remains - replaced by absolute openness and permiability. Perhaps this is what they call "unlearning and learning and unlearning ..." 💫 I don't know.]
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The spirit of emptiness is immortal.
It is called the Great Mother
because it gives birth to Heaven and Earth.
It is like a vapor,
barely seen but always present.
Use it effortlessly.

Tao Te Ching, Ch. 6