"We are all contained within our own mental boundaries,
each according to our own individual awareness.
Many people live bound by the world outside them
because they know not of an inside world.
In order to bring a sense of stability into their lives,
people cling to the outside world to control how they feel.
They try to give to themselves a sense of love and well-being,
and yet it is largely beyond their control
because their love is based outside them."
Ever notice how we all can fall victim to the "false Gods" of money, work, relationships, sex, love, the internet, or some other pervasive or clandestine addiction? Hell, even a text message or response to a status update causes a little surge in dopamine that helps us feel better. Before you know it, we're hooked. I've found myself addicted to people, places, and things before I even knew what happened, like I was some kind of crack baby. What the hell happened? How did I get there? It isn't my fault, and it's not yours. It's easy to do. People who cling to the outside world are very good at what they do. It's very easy to join them in their ideas that the marriage, the job, the house, the car, the special brand of religion or spirituality they practice, is the answer to filling up the hole in their souls. This is ego, telling us we are not complete. The truth is, there is no hole in our souls. Some of us never escape the chase, unable to realize for even a minute that there is nothing to do,
be or say that can complete us, because
we are already complete.
What would life be like
if you had no need to prove yourself?
How would it change your choices?