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A Master of Deceit

It’s essential to know that a so-called separate self or ego (a human being who deems himself or herself to be an actual separate entity and not an activity of Consciousness), will do anything to maintain its own “existence.” This includes one in a position of authority or expertise.

It will claim, for example, that the separate self is:

Resilient
Wise
Loving

It will suggest that it owns the power to:

Think
Feel
Perceive

It will insist that a relationship with other separate selves, or separate objects or methods, are necessary for:

Well-being
Clarity
Growth

It will validate separateness through concepts such as:

Separate realities
Levels of Consciousness
States of mind

It will promote the following delusions as positive:

Diversity
Agreeing to disagree
Borders

It will tout self-defense strategies, coping methods, or distractions along the lines of:

Positive thinking
Narrowing focus or visualization
Everything happens for a reason

It will trick you into these types of behaviors/attitudes as a personal path to peace:

Gratitude
Forgiveness
Acceptance

It will aggrandize itself by taking advantage of the culturally conditioned concepts of:

Fear
Desire
Lack

It will insist that the objective world is a place to look for:

Passion
Beauty
Love

It will twist spiritual words and mantras like those listed below to daze, confuse, and maintain the illusion of separateness:

Good deeds bring blessings
Listen to your soul
Pray to a God

Lastly, as I said earlier, to stay relevant or necessary, the separate self or ego will do anything it can to reaffirm the belief that who you truly are is an isolated individual. It will promote:

Self-belief
Confidence
Personal responsibility

So, then, rather than follow the beliefs of one who deems himself or herself separate, I encourage you to go with your experience. And only your experience.

Has a separate self, separate object, separate world, separate universe, or separate God ever been found?

What do you say?

Can you can find any of those without, or outside of, YOU?

So, is separation even a thing?

From the perspective of “no separation,” is it possible to resist, seek, cope, and thus suffer?

From the perspective of “no separation,” would we not live in Peace?

From the perspective of “no separation,” is there anything to fix? Anyone to hurt?

Experience transcends belief.

Look to experience, not the beliefs—the deceit—of the separate self or ego.

Answers found there.

Garret