The egoic-mind: debt and debilitation

Every problem, every difficulty in life, is presented to consciousness only in the context of the egoic-mind. The reason for this is that the perceived problem, such as career or relationship or money issues, is an aspect of that very same system, whether it is perceived as a being a result of that system or as part of its own essence. However, because ego likes to configure the mind to its own advantage, it will generally relate to problems as if they were outside of the egoic-mind. The ego does this automatically and so programmatically. It feels good to blame something else for all problems it is experiencing. The ego enjoys being victimized because it is an effective way to hide itself as the cause of its own problems. This gives temporary comfort, but it is a comfort that is short-lived and often trades places with periods of pain, depression, or anxiety; all of which are symptoms of instability and debilitation.

Those who claim to be able to solve people’s problems without helping them learn how to dissolve the ego substrate, are simply helping them to create what will be a new or revised problem, perhaps appearing different from the first one. Often, however, the problem will appear similar to the first or even the same. The passage of time and the weakness of memory will make it difficult for the consciousness to notice a connection, but those who do, will begin to unravel the programming and perhaps begin, through their own will, to dissolve the egoic-mind. Having the same or similar experiences with relationships, money, and career are a result of trying to solve problems without dissolving the egoic-mind. If the substrate stays the same, the problems remain the same.

The economy, the system in which we create and receive objects of value, is unfortunately dependent upon the identification of and solution to egoic problems. This is why most people hold onto both the problems and the egoic-mind that creates them. They desire things to fill what they perceive is lacking in themselves, and they want others to desire things that they themselves create. These exchanges occur on a stable substratum that the egoic mind creates and calls its “livelihood. This livelihood is of the utmost value to the egoic-mind, because it creates the need for others and for itself: mutual co-dependency. Today, we live in a system of debt where we can create relationships of exchange without even having anything “real” to exchange! Artificial problems based in illusion require artificial solutions, like any other theatre. And we do this not only in terms of money, but in terms of love and career. The instability of the situation is profound, as the economy thrives on the perpetuation of debilitating debt, illusion, and misery; and yet, to keep it at least semi-conscious and moving at all, is simultaneously addicted to a steady diet of desire for love and for money, meaning and value, and, most importantly, the problem of not having enough of any of it. In this world, the desires are often mistaken for fulfillment and passion, but all they really are is hunger, lack, and neediness.

The consciousness, bombarded by the contradiction, absurdity, and unworkability of the egoic-system, usually capitulates into a life of meaningless entertainment in one form or another. Entertainment is a system of entrapment that can create the illusion of humor, comfort, joy, and even peace. It is another layer of burial for a consciousness that might otherwise find an opportunity to snap out of the illusion, the egoic-structure, and all the problems that it itself is generating for itself and others.

Another method that is used to distract the consciousness is the promotion positive thinking about itself. It is a method that uses the victimization program that allows ego to say something like “I am good. All bad things are caused by things outside of me.” The ego continues to exaggerate its own virtue, its goodness, and its purity in the face of whatever it considers to be inimical towards it. In addition – and this is the most important part – it creates guilt and shame, two of the most debilitating emotions in the biological system. Guilt and shame are triggered when the consciousness detects something within its identity as being “bad”. The violent anger, the internal suffering, the pain, and the sadness are profound and become very powerful impediments to self-love, self-acceptance, and compassion. Extreme guilt and shame can lead to dangerous pathologies and personality disorders. The positive thinking-guilt programs are often perpetuated by parents to their children, most often in abusive situations. All of these programs are designed to keep the individual from waking up and shedding the egoic-mind.

To resolve all problems once and for all requires us to become witness of the nature of the egoic-mind, to watch it and understand how it works. This means learning how to identify the patterns of Mind and the programs that are running within it, affecting all human beings on the planet. Trying to clear the mind of thoughts or removing them during meditation will not help you. In fact, such attempts are simply futile activities that further victimize you to the cleverness of the egoic-mind. The more we check-out in meditation or in entertainment, or the more we attempt to resist the mind, the more we dull our ability to profoundly take back our power that the egoic-mind has claimed for itself. I cannot emphasize this enough.

Stay alert, stay awake, and learn to Know Thyself, above all and foremost.

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