“…simply make things better for someone else, as if I were to be born again, and that someone else, and it doesn't have to be me, but it could be someone like me, that they would have a better life than I had, that everyone was better. There is something seriously wrong with everyone, and that is something I observed when I was very young. We are the problem, and we need to become better, because we are fucking everything up.”
“So this is who I am. There is something seriously wrong with everyone and we need to fix it, if not for us, then for the future generations."
"Everything I have done in this life, and everything I will do, is for this purpose.”

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Practical Application Part 2: Your Home. The Egg. 287


This post will be an expansion of A Practical Application: The Egg Boundary 285
A Practical Application: The Egg Boundary 285
A Practical Application: The Egg Boundary 285
A Practical Application: The Egg Boundary 285
A Practical Application: The Egg Boundary 285


So we will be exploring a slightly different but very important application when it comes to this Egg boundary we all have. So taking the metaphor of an Egg one step further, what is inside an egg? On the outside you have the shell. Inside the shell you have the potential for a chick. So this potential requires many different factors to be present. It requires fertilization, but also care, warmth and protection, as well as time. So the same is with each of us. We each have a potential. To develop that potential takes time, but also the right actions and conditions.

So last time we were looking at how the application of seeing one's boundary helped dispel illusions that somehow transgressed the boundary. This time, we will focus on who we are within the egg, and so essentially making sure that everything that happens within the egg, and so not only our experience which we focused on previously, but also all other aspects, behaviors, activities, that happen in what we call our lives. Our experience of ourselves can have an effect on our lives, yes, but so can everything else that we do throughout the day. So essentially we are just taking things one step further here.

So where can this be seen? When we are focusing on what other people are doing or what is going on in the world out there, and so are distracted from what is right here that is within our power, our boundary, our egg. When we are not focused on what we can do, we are wasting that potential. Because that moment was a moment where we could have accessed ourselves, developed ourselves, and so further ourselves. So then we have to be honest here, some things are just a waste for us to participate in. And one clear example is focusing too much on what other people are doing, what other people have, either advantages or disadvantages, and so reacting either with foolhardy pride or with dismay. THAT is clearly a waste of time. Because in that same moment you could have been focused on what you can do. This dimension of distraction is widespread throughout different parts of our minds. Thought itself, by design is a distraction. A distraction from what is here, and so your potential, your potential of who you are capable of being.

We often get stuck in a definition of who we are, instead of realizing that the potential for us to be what is best for everyone is as livable and attainable as any definition or way of living, if we only were to strive for it, to create it and make it happen. Who you can be, is what your focus should be on. And perhaps shall I say it? Who you should be, which would be, what is best for everyone.

I know that we don't like the word should. But be honest. Should you be what is best for everyone? I will leave you to answer that for yourself. And I mean, why wouldn't you want to be that?

Perhaps one day when people live what is best for everyone, the word should can be respected for what it stands for, living for the potential that we already know we want.

So this egg, is your home. Your body is your temple. So this sphere of influence is your responsibility. That is what your attention and focus should always be on... Yourself. Not on what they are doing, or what they don't do. Only on what you do, or don't do. That certainly simplifies things, doesn't it?

May your home, be well kept, and built on solid principles that stand the test of time. And may you develop into fruition, into your utmost potential, which is what is best for everyone, which by definition includes you. By your will you make it, and see it through. And so it shall be.


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