For every act of evil, there is an act of beauty. You Can't Change the World, Only Your Attitude Towards It.

I is just an idea

Imagine a radar that emited from the core of your brain, it would say;


then it may rescan and hit more detail

I (who is thirsty)
Tea cup
Computer Monitor

..and on, picking up all the detail around you and always begining with I

As the first point of recognition is this "I" it is given lots of validity, it seems always present.

But I is an idea. Your name was the first lie you were ever told, and probably that was by your trusted parents, it separated you. Society and life reaffirm the idea of I all the time and one is seen as quite odd for looking into this phenomenon or questioning it.

But where is I?

My cells are working alone, I have no say over my beating heart, nothing much of me is me. I even say "my body" as if body were something I had so where is the I that has that body?

We say mmmn, maybe there, somewhere in here in my head or chest or I don't know. I don't know. I should know! as it is it being asked and if you ask where a TV is well it is there. Ask where I am to another person and they'll point at your body (or call the men in white to take you away) - but ask yourself where I is and you'll have to say it is the body or some vague area inside your body.

Taking away all that is automated and trying to find an I in there, you won't. I is an idea.

You are infinite, you can't remove the air, you can't remove Earth, the galaxy or your head, they are all bits of you.

I is an idea and that feeling of I as separate to the world is 1) entirely required for sane living and 2) the basis of all suffering (and pleasure - don't get me wrong I'm not saying this is a bad thing but beware when bad stuff happens and you get all "oh I this I that" - than I does not even exist).


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