August 5, 2018

It’s good to have a general blueprint that you can use to help you begin to look at yourself. Although you can’t know yourself by thinking, it is useful to have a framework in your mind to support you and give you direction.

You have to look at yourself as two people, not one. One of these is the child of Existence—that which has been given to you by Existence, that which you were born with. The other is what society gives you—the child of society.

If conditions on the Earth were such that we had truthful knowledge of our place, purpose, and potential in Existence, of the meaning and purpose of our life, the child of society would be formed in a way that would be supportive to the child of Existence. But that’s not the case. The child of society receives all our attention, because no one knows about the child of Existence. If you ask people what they want from life, you can see that almost everything they say belongs to the territory of the child of society.

The first thing is to discover that there is a child of Existence in us. That gives us a direction—to strive to remain awake as much as we can, so we can be connected to it. As soon as we fall asleep, we again believe we are the child of society, and become totally caught up in the drama of our life. If we wake up enough to see we have the possibility of freeing ourself from identification with the drama of life, the drama becomes more of a comedy. The more you see it, the easier it becomes to accept what you see and to take another step to connect to the reality of yourself.