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The Christed Man
Pain is like a thorn in the heart, unable to free itself from a situation that does not serve for the good of all. This is how we are controlled by fear. It is almost as if it's rancid presence becomes a festering poison in one's life. These programs of the ego affect the Repetition of the deep subconscious, controlling its ability to be genuine, spontaneous.
There are some who will instead turn to drugs, alcohol, food, sex, and other addictions... Pain itself becomes an addiction. Where really is the comfort we seek? In addiction, old programs remain lodged within the realms of the subconscious. These then become stray "thought-forms". They are hypnotic, yet their effect dries up and uses our life-force energy. "Love is the greatest pain-killer." - William S. Burroughs on his deathbed.
We have to learn to come to terms with the possibility that there are some things we don't logically "know". Under Pressure, "I don't know" is sometimes the most honest answer possible. If we continue to experience Pressure, another option might be to withdraw one's support of a situation, or remove one's self from it altogether. Ultimately, we have to come to terms with our own truth before we can level with other people. Placing down predicts upon what we "want" is also not always useful. Make a sincere expression of what you wish for, and let it go. In this way, it's possible to surrender the self-grasping.
Anger is a reaction to the fear. It is often difficult to let go of circumstances that are actually killing us. We suffer even more because the ego is stubborn and Dead Against It. The self-grasping ego hates surrender or change; for with surrender and the acceptance of change comes humility and transmutation. This is what is needed in order to Fill Your Heart today.
You're already thinking about your death?
"I don't think there's been a time when I haven't [laughter]. I was ennobled with a romantic, cavalier attitude when I was younger, but it was still there. Now it's measured with rationality. I know that this life is finite and I have to accept that."
What's stopping you from believing in an afterlife?
"I didn't say I didn't! I believe in a continuation, a kind of a dream-state without the dreams... Oh, I don't know - I'll come back and tell you!" - David Bowie; Raygun, Mar. 1997
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