Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Ego knows no bounds

Man has always had an ego-centric view of the environment.  The world, so to speak, always revolved around man.  This is true for the ideas about life and purpose (survival and desire), as well as their world views (my clothes, my house, my land, my state, my country, my planet, my universe).  This ego-centric view is what leads man into the depths of ignorance because of their inability to see the world around them from a whole perspective, rather than a component's perspective.  This is the idea of Oneness of All vs. individual identity.

When a person looks out into the stars, they see a universe filled with physical objects such as planets and stars.  But true to the ego-centric point of view, they cannot fathom a world that isn't to their ideas about physical reality.  Case in point, why must the universe only contain planets that can sustain human life and without such planets NO other life could exist?  Astronomers are constantly seeking out planets that are habitable for human life, but they do not seem to consider that any planet could sustain life, though not of the same kind as Earth life.  This ego-centric, human-only perspective is what makes man so narrow focused on what is and isn't reality.

Man's ideas about what is and isn't conscious is also a product of their ego-centric point of view.  Man looks out at all the living creatures and wrongly assumes that only man is capable of qualities we consider "human".  This originated primarily from the religious misconception that the earth was "created" for us to do as we please, but that is a gross misinterpretation.  All of creation, meaning everything in the physical universe, is and continues to be created by all consciousness, which includes the so-called non-living creations.  But the human ego considers itself the only conscious being, and because of this, they believe to be the only ones capable of "managing this resource".  They do not understand that all of creation was for all consciousness' benefit; to experience this reality.  To "do as we please" means to get the most out of the experience.  It was never meant to mean ownership of anything.

We as a consciousness are growing to be aware of other possibilities.  But this requires expanding our consciousness, which allows for growth.  To be stuck in a narrow focus means that your consciousness does not perceive itself as being anything but what it is now.  Thinking of yourself as being limited and static means you are viewing yourself from an ego-centric point of view, where the ego cannot see itself for what it truly is: greater than the sum of its parts.  The universe is the same way.  We view it from an "ego-centric" view, which is the Earth.  It appears to man that what exists outside of Earth is either devoid of life, of matter, and of vitality.  But this too is an example of man's foolishness in terms of claiming knowledge without having any knowledge at all.  What they think of as knowledge is merely ideas, but not true knowledge.  As I mentioned before, only personal experience can produce truth.  So if man has never experienced life outside of Earth, how can they claim any kind of knowledge except to know they don't know?

This fact carries over to "knowing" what is and isn't beyond the physical boundaries.  We view reality through our ego-centric eyes, which is limited only to the visible spectrum.  We think we "see" beyond the visible boundaries using our instruments, but they are merely translators of information to the visible spectrum.  Just as one cannot obtain truth from a secondary experiencer, an instrument cannot transfer a complete experience to the observer.  The instrument can only describe its "experience" in the manner that it was designed to.  Take for instance a spectrum analyzer.  It only can show a unit of energy as a continuous frequency wave, but a unit of energy can also be observed behaving as a particle.  In order to view it as a particle, a different instrument is utilized, but just as we are not the individual components of our body, you cannot view the behavior of energy by its parts, and then try to combine that knowledge to get an understanding of the whole.  It would be akin to only looking at the organs of a body, and then trying to understand what the body is and how it works.  You're going to miss much information from this type of examination because you may be unaware of other properties not obvious, and the conclusion based on limited knowledge (and mostly speculation) will be completely wrong.

We as consciousness knows no bounds because it can grow beyond its current state.  But when the Ego knows no bounds, it is because it does not see its limitations from its perspective.  It's only when you step outside of the Ego's point of view and look in will you see where the Ego's limitations are.  Those limitations are created by the Ego through beliefs and ideas about itself and the world around it.  When you can step outside of the Ego-centric point of view, then it's easier to see the wholeness that includes the sum of the parts, but you cannot see the whole when your perspective is looking out as merely a part.  This requires an expansion of consciousness beyond what you consider the "self".  Even consciousness isn't a singular concept, but it is rather the culmination of multiple parts of consciousness into a single "wholeness".  The individual consciousness that make up our atoms, together form a "higher" consciousness in the sense that this "higher" consciousness is more than the sum of its parts, not that it is somehow greater in capability than an individual part.  Each unit of consciousness is itself capable of creating and being.  But the whole becomes greater because of the power that is increased through the summation of the parts.  Thus we see the spectrum of physical reality, from air molecules to minerals, to plants and animals, and then man.  And Beyond man, there exists those with greater expansions of consciousness that we are striving towards, whether you are aware or not.

Think about what is written and debate it in your mind to see if it makes sense.

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