Thursday, June 3, 2010

Freedom Comes From No longer Having To Choose

M: Sometimes I feel I’m in some sort of self-imposed hell. What am I not doing right?

J: Belief that something must be “done” defines your “hell.”

M: Okay, so what should I be thinking then?

J: That nothing need be “done.” The joy of absolute freedom requires nothing from you, simply because there is nothing you could ever DO to have it. It is what you choose to DO that results in bondage. You choose a desired future by making present choices to mitigate choices made in the past. YOU are only going in circles.
I ask that you let me choose for you. Yet, in order for you to trust in me, you must no longer trust in yourself to choose correctly and this is what you struggle against.

M: How do I know I’m hearing your choices and not just myself?

J: The answer will bring you joy, no matter what you are “doing.”

M: Okay, so I have to go to work right now and I don’t want to. What’s your answer to that?

J: If you ask a question, but give your own answer, you will not hear my answer. Recognize that the ego will always answer first.

M: Fine. Why don’t I want to go to work?

J: Because you believe there is a better “choice.”

M: There is. I would be much happier not going to work.

J: Are you “happy” now?

M: Well, no…but only because I have to go to work. I’m always much happier when work is done for the day.

J: Yet, as you say, this lasts only until you must consider going to work again.

M: Yea, I would be much happier not working at all.

J: Therefore, on the days you do not work, are you then “happy” until the time you must again consider work?

M: Usually, unless something happens on that day to disrupt my happiness, like if I have to do something that I don’t want to do.

J: Therefore, your happiness is never based on one specific variable, such as “work,” but on many variables. Your happiness is determined by choosing the correct action and avoiding the incorrect action. Yet, your “self-imposed hell” should be enough to demonstrate that you do not know the difference. Nevertheless, no matter how many times you fail, you persist in believing that you will one day choose “happiness.”

M: It does seem pretty disparaging when you put it that way, but there doesn’t seem to be any other way of being happy than by choosing things that make me happy.

J: Happiness based solely in delusion cannot have any lasting value, since it is contingent on choosing between different parts of the delusion, all reflecting the impression of varying levels and degrees of happiness, but all equally failing to endure with any consistency. The world you see cannot make you happy, because the world you see is based entirely on your own inconsistent “happiness “and ALL your choices do nothing but maintain that delusional inconsistency.

M: So what can I do about that?

J: Again, there is nothing you can DO.

M: I should just give up all attempts at trying to be happy?

J: Based on your choices, what other choice do you have? In fact, that is the only choice you must make.

M: I have no idea how to even make such a choice. How do I choose not to choose?

J: There is nothing you must DO to be happy. However, there is also nothing you must NOT DO in order to be happy.

In a world of delusion, seeking to achieve happiness by choosing not to DO, is as futile as making a choice to DO. Both must be delusional choices because both choose from the delusions the world offers, which are nothing more than a reflection of your inner inconsistency. Your choices merely take you in chaotic circles. I simply bring you back to your ‘self,’ because the origin of delusion always rests with the mind that thinks it.

M: Then how do I break out of this circle?

J: Do not seek happiness from a delusional world.

M: Then how can I ever be happy?

J: In the understanding that your happiness is not contingent on what the world offers or on what it does NOT offer. In realizing the FACT that nothing you do, or do not do, can offer you happiness. Freedom comes from the choice of no longer having to choose and, thus, what you do, or do not do, cannot victimize you in anyway.

The choice is not of doing something or doing nothing. When choice does not matter, the right choices are made naturally, because you have surrendered your NEED to choose. Until then, allow me to choose for you, as I am free of ALL delusion. My choices are always perfect because I have NO need to choose.

Allow the ego to answer first, because the ego can only answer from the past. Then wait for the correct choice, which is not victim to time and is applicable to ALL variable delusions. You will know the correct choice was made when all fear has vanished.

In the absence of fear, joy must naturally fill that void.