Recently, a gnat flew toward one of my eyes and I swatted it away. It flew away in the zig-zag manner that gnats use in flight and landed on the back side of a hairbrush to hide. Recall how small a gnat is, then imagine how small its brain is. Yet even with a brain that small, the gnat’s consciousness was aware of its own presence and took action to preserve its “Am-ness.” What it did not do was become embroiled in an ego-state (an “I-state”); it did not become emotionally intoxicated and believe that it could “take me on” to prove its manly gnat-ness, to defend its gnatdom, or to preserve its “Super-Gnat” image. It did not lapse into supernatural behavior and pray for the “Giant Gnat in the Sky” to intervene in its behalf and destroy me. It did not hum or chant from behind the brush in order to restore its “peace of mind.” It did not behave unnaturally and try to kill itself out of the frustration of not being the biggest and the best on earth. It has no mind, so it did none of those things. It just did what was natural, so it is obvious that the gnat is not a fool. Have you behaved as naturally as that gnat for the entirety of your manifestation? Contrast its behavior with that of persons on the planet, especially those who have gathered much knowledge (learned ignorance), who take great pride in the personal libraries they have built within their houses, who pay homage to their “minds,” and who have accumulated so many false identities that they can no longer even begin to imagine the answer to the simplest and most basic question, “Who—or What—Am I, Truly?”
Persons, unlike the naturally-behaving gnat, think supernaturally and behave unnaturally when the consciousness has been bastardized to the point that they take the “I-ness,” their ego-states, to define who they are. In that separation from the knowingness, all that is labeled “destructive” evolves. In not knowing the “Am-ness” but taking the “I-ness” to be who they are, persons adopt roles and then soon elevate their status within that role to a “Super” state: “wife” soon becomes “Super-Wife” and believes she has to try to change “him” because he is not “good” enough—not “super.” "He" retains his “Super-Lover” status and becomes willing to destroy a family to play out that role since one woman is never “enough” for that ego-state. “Leader” becomes “Super Leader,” and in an effort to emulate his “Super-Hero” from the past who had spread their form of government, "Super Leader" will try to spread that ideology with words for a time but with bombs for a longer time.
Have you found the roles that have been assigned to you, or adopted by you, as a result of enculturation? Until you find all those roles and discard them, then the door will be closed to finding True Self. Knowing the True Self, only natural behavior happens. Not knowing the True Self will generate the most destructive, supernatural thinking and the most destructive unnatural behaviors imaginable, relatively-speaking. What roles are you playing? How did you end up accepting those as identities? What has been the actual price paid for trying to maintain those roles? What fictional roles have made you believe that various fictitious “needs” are real needs? Who (or What) Are You, Truly? Please enter into the silence of contemplation. [To be continued tomorrow]