Saturday, January 13, 2007

Today I realized something amazing – that I have almost always been striving toward some goal or other. Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a goal that existed somewhere beyond the present moment. All my life, I’ve been seeking, searching for, hunting, and trying to find something outside of what’s happening right here and now. Sadly, what this means is that I have consistently failed to notice the simple, astonishing, all-powerful present.

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It occurs to me that life could be much more peaceful if personal pronouns were eliminated from vocabularies. The words “I”, “me”, “mine”, “you”, “yours”, “they”, and “theirs” only serve to reinforce the false notion that reality is composed of separate entities that compete with one another. The truth is that reality is all one. There is no “I” and “you”, no “mine” and “yours”. Everything is a single, harmonious whole, and therefore to use the personal pronouns is a complete and dangerous distortion of the truth.

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