Monday, February 17, 2014

What liberates you?......

What liberates you from yourself, from whatever stops you?  What liberates you and opens new possibilities?

For me it can be observing some thoughts, actions or ways of being that don’t serve me and then accepting and letting whatever is stopping me be, with no action necessary.  There are instances where I am liberated by confronting something I have tolerated a long time and then suddenly I am unwilling to tolerate any longer and I take action.  See my post dated, Jan. 9, 2011, for an example.  It can be being confronted by another with something about myself that I am unaware of, i.e., a blind spot and giving up my resistance to seeing what another sees that I don’t see.  Or other times it might be observing being fearful and choosing to take action in the face of the fear.  And a big one.....being willing to be wrong about something I have been self-righteous about and letting go of my position.  I could go on with other examples and I will return to some of these ways of liberation in other posts but there is another that I have recently realized can provide enormous liberation and open a whole new realm of possibilities.

And that is the inherent ability we human beings have to create.  My next post will be devoted to our ability to create new existence or new realities.  Maybe even the next several posts.  I can’t tell yet because I am creating this as I go along. 

Jimmy Wilson

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Resuming from where I left off......

It’s been a long time since I posted.  I could give some long explanation for why I haven’t posted, which would serve no useful purpose.  Let’s just say I am back and I think I have some life experiences since my last post that will enable me to be more focussed on what I spoke about in “About this blog”.  So the following is some review and expansion of "About this blog".

I believe the biggest challenge we have in life is transformation, i.e., recognizing or recovering who we really are.  We are born with no identity and then an identity(ego) is created which inherently limits and stops what is possible for us.  We don’t just have an ego.  We become the ego....we become the incessant thoughts in our head(mind) and everything we have identified with such as our body, possessions, name, country, religion, politics, etc.  We don’t just do or have all this but we literally are what we have identified with.  We forget we were not all this before we “became” what we identified with.  We are unconscious, asleep or blind to ourSelf prior to all the identifying.  We become programmed or brainwashed to believe we are all that we have identified with.  We are all born into this human condition that was already here when we are born.  We become lost to our original Self.  

The result is what we call the human condition and it seems, like death and taxes, none of us escapes this process.  We get so lost in this identification process that we act from the conditioning we received from our early environment and we get, at the extreme, all the insane behavior we hear about everyday in the media, including in ourselves, family, friends and neighbors.  It seems no one is exempt....from the poorest to the richest and from low intelligence to otherwise mentally brilliant people.  For most of us “normal” people this process simply occurs as “blind spots” where we are not aware of how we are being, acting and expressing in some specific areas.  It is sometimes referred to as “don’t know and don’t know we don’t know”.

All this begs the question:  How do we escape this human condition or can we?  Can we “liberate” ourselves from this universal human condition we are born into?  One obvious answer is yes, through death.  And that is the stuff of religion and other speculations about what if anything is after our death.  But that is not what this blog is about.  This blog is about sharing your and my experiences and observations along the “liberation path”.  It is my intention to have shorter and more frequent posts that share specific “liberation” experiences.  Please stay tuned and I would love to hear from you in the comments section.

Jimmy Wilson