What I see is real. What I think is an abstraction. What I feel can be real or it also can be the abstraction, but the feeling of “oneness” – the connectivity – is absolutely real. For it has nothing to do with abstraction, nothing to do with the Ego. For the Ego separates us all, for it is an idea. This idea is about oneself or it is an idea about another and than instead of seeing that person or thing – simply seeing as it is – we base our experience of that person based on our idea about them… We see the thought we have about them… And because the thought stems from our ego when we see another (because it is based on our thoughts) what we see is more of our own ego. So then how are we too truly witness another? How are we to be with another? The thing is, there is no answer to this question for the answer is subjective and egonic in nature.
When we feel the need to answer this question we are worried, fearful rather, of how we are to “be” and to relate with that person. We are concerned with projecting a self-image onto that person. This projection process, that typically is a two way street, inherently puts up a divide between two people. We are essentially communicating with ourselves and to our own egos in this case… and this inherently creates a scenario where we cannot really connect and be one with another. Maybe many of us do not want to connect to another in such a way because it seems very foreign to us. We want to up keep with who we are, but in all seriousness who are we? We may say this and that and generalize our behavior, but can words really touch the human experience? Because whether we are aware of it or not we are simply being. Even behind all the clutter of self-image we are simply BEING.
So we can feel or we can feel through the filter of our egonic abstractions… We can feel what is and be with what is – because what “is” is nothing and everything – or we can direct our experience – either positively of negatively based on how we see ourselves (and how we see he world – but essentially the two are the same thing). Because what is positive will someday be negative and what is negative will someday be positive… for one cannot exist without the other. All of life cycles and continues to do so. We can stay identified with the drama associated with the cycles of positive and negative or we can see that both are born of the same egonic abstractions and move into a place were things are – they flow as they do… Yes things will subjectively appear as positive and negative, but for how long do we want to continue to identify with our lives in such a way – especially when it separated everything and created the conflict between you and I – The conflicts within the world – the possessive wars, both mental and physical, and more importantly…The conflict between the thought and the thinker?
Observe that: the thought and the Thinker…Do you observe the separation in that? Do you feel this?