The war of all against all

The war of all against all is a war of ego against ego….but what is that? Is the ego bad, is it a mistake, why must it fight? The ego itself is nothing but the ability to focus, like the aperture of a camera it focuses on and identifies with whatever is in the field of its vision. The ego is not bad or a mistake, what’s at issue is our mistaken use of it. If we allow ourselves to identify with me and mine, we crystallise the fear upon which the war of all against all is based.

It is a war of choice and if we ‘choose’ we can create peace, but we must choose. It is the ego itself which chooses love. Only the ego can choose love. It is an egoistic statement to choose love not war, whereas it is a wanton and unconscious act to choose the default line of least resistance in the me and mine scenario.

The ego is not bad, it is our understanding of what it is. If we don’t use it then it will continue to use us and we will blame it and call it bad even though we let it control our lives. If we use it consciously, through developing its skills of focus through the practice of meditation, then we will gain a mastery of the ego, of ourselves and in so doing be able to choose love rather than war. The ego is both the problem and the solution. We live in an age of ego because it is the lesson we need to learn and are learning rather slowly, unconsciously and at greater expense.

Through the practice of meditation we can gain control of our ability to focus, to identify and dis-identify, to love and share. Through the science of meditation these and other capacities unfold naturally, but through the practice of Atma Surya and Atma Prema -soul connection meditation and causal conflict resolution practices- of The School of Love~Awareness, the ego uses specific transpersonal structures of Self realisation, loving and sharing, whilst developing its latent abilities. But how many of us will have the arrogance and ego to choose such a practice?! That will be the question. How much easier it is for the ego to choose to polarise itself religiously in juxtaposition to other religious egos, and justify its wars as somehow holy, or to engage in any one of many new age groups which have become as religious as religions.

If we can identify and dis-identify, witness as well as be engaged in love, then maybe we can become collectively human rather than religiously divided. If we can understand the core of our fears, including our fear to know, think, speak and choose the truth, then maybe more of us will choose love rather than the religious dogma of spiritual facades bereft of human soul. This remains to be seen and can be seen very clearly for those honest enough to care, in the statistics of how those of us in the privileged areas spend our time and resources on entertainment, elitism, neglect and folly, rather than the arrogance of choosing love. It is not the ego which is a problem, it is our lack of ego. Only the weak pursue agendas of fear, for the strong such things are not necessary. If we could strengthen our egos and choose love, we would end war.

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Love Awareness is The Answer to The World Crisis

 

The thief left it there

There in the window

The shining moon

 

                                                                                            -Ryokan, Zen Master.

In the current world crisis, the pace of change is so fast that heads spin. Committees are formed and networks fashioned with algorithmic supra speeds. But will this help if there is no improvement in the level of awareness with which we ‘all’ allowed the problems of today’s world to unfold?

Ryokan, returning to his simple hut one night, found that a thief had broken in, through the unlocked door and stolen, his simple bowl. Seeing the moon and its fullness punctuating the fullness of nature and her gift, he wrote these simple lines to express the nonsense constituted of a lack of awareness. It, this world, this life, is a great gift, but without awareness, we can run like mad drunken fools, missing the point and stealing that which has already been given for free. (no reference whatsoever to the London riots intended)

Awareness is a door. A door of perception. We can enter a world of plenty, of perfect benevolent design, of beauty replete with all the resources we need to live beyond even contentment. Or we can wait on the threshold, facing the other direction and miss the point.

This world is perfect, but in our free will and self determination, we have allowed / created a crisis.

We, through our thoughts and perceptions have created this.

The world we exist in today is a result of the thoughts of yesterday. Every one of us gives to the fabric of our collective consciousness which superimposes our human world upon an already perfect system. If we want to create real change, and change for the better, then we had better change the quality of thought and perception with which we led ourselves to the current impasse.

Awareness must become a part of the equation, a part of our practice. We must learn to listen more than mimetically concede and follow pop psychologies inferred algorithmic rhetoric.

Awareness is the vehicle through which we can perceive the real solution.

There is always change in a world whose nature is change. Nations rise and fall, histories are written and re-written. But real change begins with real awareness. The question then, what is awareness?

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What makes a community a community?

Is it the permaculture or the solar power, the adobe and straw-bale building or the magnet motor vehicle and singing, and or …… As important and wonderful as all that is and has to be, there is something else, something more. Isn’t there?

Consider science, so many advancements and discoveries, most of which are undisclosed, but what of the science of mankind, the science of the soul?

A community with an optimised harmony with nature needs an integral understanding with the nature of mankind, doesn’t it?

If a co-mmunion then a communion of human being….so what is the nature of man and his cosmology? Is this a real question for community? If lines of realisation were unfolded would that revelation enhance or even complete other aspects like the relationship with nature, through permaculture for example…..is this aspect a facet of a more integral permaculture by the organic distillation of man into organic culture?

Communication….Communion…Community.

Integral communication within the self / Self communicates then to others and unfolds communion.

If love is always the answer, then ‘how’ is love the answer?

It’s good to start with questions. It means there is awareness and willingness to understand. With so much conflict and stress in the world, why do so few people really sit still and try to find the solutions? I mean really ask themselves, or at least contemplate the validity of mediated solutions.

To sit still and ask ‘ how ‘ love is the answer is to use awareness and since love and awareness are two sides of the same coin, the answer should unfold with the clear and simple focus of this question.

If one can concentrate, or learn to meditate, then with a desire to understand the solution to the chaos in our present world, this question can unfold a spectrum of insight and rich field of understanding that can lead to loving actions which will gently untie the choking stress of modern life and the endemic conflict consciousness which has pervaded the world.

Every journey starts with one step. Why not start with contemplation of this simple question; if love is always the answer then ‘how’ is love the answer?

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