Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Delusion of Wasted Time

M: There are so many things that must get done that I don’t want to do. How do I deal with that?

J: There is nothing you NEED do.

M: Maybe that’s true in your world, but here there’s alot I have to do and I have no choice in some things.

J: My world is your “world,” only you “choose” otherwise. Yet, it is certain a better choice will be made and when you do, you will immediately note an absence of conflict in ALL that you DO.

Yet, functions must compete for significance in your “world.” This leads to a sense of exhaustion from the constant stress of judging differences in order to know what should and should not be DONE. Absolute peace involves none of this.

You have no idea what should or should not be done and therefore everything you do is equally important in being of no importance whatsoever. If all is delusional, how can some parts be more important than other parts? Until you surrender your competing functions, you will fail to learn Truth

M: So loving others is less important than paying bills?

J: In your world, this must be true, since “love” is a word you made up in order to give greater importance to what you “do.” God’s Love, which none of your concepts could symbolize, requires no action and nothing need be done. From NOTHING you were Created. You could also create, but you have no idea what love is and so, your “love” demands the body conform to specific actions and behaviors. Therefore, in your world “paying bills” is just as important as “loving” others.

This makes both equally meaningless.

However, you deny this and so, sometimes “love” is important, while other times “money” demands your attention. This arrangement, and many others like it, are obviously absurd, but you find comfort in denying it as source of ALL your suffering.

M: I just feel like I’m wasting time. So many useless tasks and projects that I’ve no interest in doing. But you’re saying it doesn’t matter what I do?

J: A world invented from delusion can be nothing more than delusional, although your egocentric mind compromises with delusions to make them meaningful. Give up your fixation on time and consider the infinite, because that is what YOU are.

You may define the insane as delusional, but they pay you no mind in their fixation on the “meaningful.” This is exactly how you have always ignored me, except when I fit your delusions. Surrender your fixations and allow learning to occur and, make no mistake, every moment you suffer is a moment you are fixated on making your delusions “meaningful.” What I teach is freedom from delusion so that you can know God’s meaning and be free of the "hell" you make REAL

M: So what I do is not a waste of time?

J: You believe “time waits for no man” yet time is an experience you invented and therefore, it will wait for YOU. Although you pride yourself on your clocks and calendars, time has no extrinsic value and is an experience within YOU. Quite simply, when you are no longer deluded about who and what you are, time will no longer be of value. To believe that time can be wasted is to become fixated on a delusion you invented that has nothing to do with God’s Creation simply because God did not create time….you did. Your fixation on “time” merely delays the inevitable.

Yet, rest assured, God will wait for you, BECAUSE time does NOT exist.

4 comments:

  1. Geez, Mike, you have all of these remarkable little corners in the attic. I followed a link from Peaceful Self and still, it feels like I am stalking or something. But I assure you, sincere curiosity guides my course.

    "A world invented from delusion can be nothing more than delusional, although your egocentric mind compromises with delusions to make them meaningful."

    and

    "You may define the insane as delusional, but they pay you no mind in their fixation on the “meaningful.” This is exactly how you have always ignored me, except when I fit your delusions. Surrender your fixations and allow learning to occur and, make no mistake, every moment you suffer is a moment you are fixated on making your delusions “meaningful.”

    It's hard living through life doing all those things that one has no interest in and time constricting that which one does have interest in. It may be delusion and yet it has physical dimension. Like an invisible prison wall. It is like you have to somehow grasp the concept of delusion from the very beginning in order for it not to crush your spirit, because to free yourself from it is next to impossible later on down the road. Perhaps this is why simplicity is a sound path. It minimizes the pressure of delusion.

    It is always an agony, somehow, to reconcile our haunts in Dante's middle forest, discovering suddenly that we are lost. Maybe that is all his inferno was, something metaphorical to his own life, even if he didn't realize it. Going into the pits of one's own hell and slowly climbing out of it, rung by painful run, as Abraham Kaplan said and I repeat myself too often, but things stick, you know?

    I hope you don't mind that I read or comment from time to time. You have all these inter-dimensional links and they all have these rather incredible layers. Kahlil Gibran once wrote that leaving or change (which I assume can be a metaphorical thing as well) is like a skin one tears with one's own hands. Perhaps this is why people fear change or new ideas. It is actually painful.

    Blessings~

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  2. Nahnni,

    Looks like you found my meditation retreat. That's good, cause I'm attempting to remove all the links to here. This blogs been up about 4 yrs now and their are a few regulars who stop around now and then (never really took hold though).

    Although I've been away from here for awhile, I like this one the best out of all my internet endeavors. Sometimes I sit for weeks and even months on one post. Kind of a meditative practice I suppose.

    "Perhaps this is why simplicity is a sound path. It minimizes the pressure of delusion."

    Very true. Eventually it all tends to get peeled away anyhow.

    As always, good to hear from you,
    mikeS

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  3. >simplicity is a sound path

    ...because in the end it goes back to nothing.

    No, I can't explain it in words, because that's impossible, but I know it to be true.

    Werner

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  4. I get what you're saying Werner.

    And thanks,

    Always good to hear from you!
    mikeS

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