HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS IS DIVIDED
Human Consciousness is divided. Divided by memories.
Thinking is a process of memory, a movement in the memory cells of the brain stimulated, programmed and continuous, by an activity educated into us all as children during at least twelve years of what is considered suitable as education by our society. We are educated into what to think; we hold little to no understanding at all of how we think. And what we think is naturally based on what we have been told by others. And so we live our lives and die our deaths as second hand, lost, manipulated and lonely, isolated people.
We are told what to think about our living daily approach to life, that we are the most important thing which exists to us, and that we live in a world of brutal competition, and the only true virtue is that of becoming something. Of eternally progressing in time towards a state of being more than what we are this day. Of possessing more, of loving more, of gathering more material wealth, more knowledge, more understanding, greater enlightenment. Many are the roads we walk into our societally conditioned divisive futures. We are told and willingly accept, for we are told this all at an age when the value of questioning and doubting remains non understood, and we are blind and naïve to the possibility that we may be led astray on our journey into our natural born life, which is never permitted to remain natural for long. Perhaps, a few years.
We are told what religion is, and that this understanding of ourself and the universe is a matter of belief and the following of the words of another. Belief, is the following of the words of another. We are greatly and diligently led into the understanding that order lives in an authority, that those who stand above us on a pyramidal structured ladder ever narrowing towards the top position of a few, ever widening towards the bottom position of the many, is a natural and orderly approach to life. We are judged as valuable or valueless based on how well we can conform to our educated insisted upon mental patterns and compete against our brothers and sisters, and carve our way in brutal competition, to the top of the class. To the top of the pyramid which permeates every structure of the ordering principle of our lives. We are fed problems, year after year after year, the problem of learning language, the problem of mathematics, the problem of memorising and passing never ending class tests.
And so our brains become accustomed to living with problems.
Naturally, as we grow older, as we age into our teen years and into our adulthood, our brains work within this pattern offered by our society as orderly. We ever seek our own success, in competition against the lives of others. We ever seek the nodding head of an authority in every field to make certain we are on the correct approach to life. We seek to stand above and in a higher position than others in every area of our lives. We view our lives as the most important. We work always for our isolated future fulfilment, we work from an isolated past remembered.
This movement of psychological time is also legacy of our school years, of ever accumulating knowledge of subjects mostly useless to life, to pass futile exams in areas few of us hold any genuine interest. The movement is always to gather from the past, and to seek a reward in a future conceptual state, forever, standing on a ground of competition against our peers, which is a subtle form of violence.
As we are educated to view our own lives as the most important component in life, we naturally come to divide. As we have, in each and every corner of the world, been educated to accept different understandings of our lives, (which offer no understanding at all), we each view life as a differing manifestation, and we each view our approach to life, as the only correct approach which exists. The way we are educated also divides the human mind within itself, between an image of a continuing 'thinker' and thoughts, this is the inner division responsible for every inward trauma mankind suffers, of which there are many.
Some of us are raised to belong and believe in the teachings of the Catholic faith. Others, are raised Protestant. Some are Muslim, others Jew. Some Buddhist, some, nothing at all. Some are raised to be ‘Americans’, others to be ‘Russian’, some ‘African’, others. ‘Indian’. Some are told, by virtue of nothing more than holding ability to conform to the mundane system of learning conceptual outlooks and ideologies of life, that they are very clever, and their sense of self-importance grows. On the other side of the coin, those not so adept at conforming to the dictates of another, are left to feel themselves not so important. Some are born into families long standing on a ground of the upper echelons of societal pyramidal divisive material and ideological concepts, so named 'Royalty', or 'Aristocracy', banking families and are educated to view their lives as much more important and valuable than the lives of others.
All of this scholastic activity offers so little benefit and great injury to our species, ensuring the continuity of unnecessary divisions between us all, which have done little but continue immense sorrow for our race over thousands of years of recorded history.
Whatever we are educated to, whatever we blindly accept in life as true when too young to question, this knowledge is recorded into a child’s memory based brain cells, and from this unquestioned knowledge, thinking arises in life. This is the patterned approach to life every child has been conformed to live, to gather knowledge, and for knowledge later to arise from inner memory cells.
This is the pattern mundanely repeated countless times across our world daily, forced into every child during twelve years of 'schooling', necessary to pass class tests and university exams. The brain of every child finds security in this pattern, and the pattern remains functional throughout our lives. This is where thinking comes from, from past recorded and remembered knowledge. Thought, is the past. All knowledge belongs to the past, you cannot know the present moment, the present moment is a living thing, moving, changing, from moment to moment, you can only know something past, something dead.
Nor can you know what is yet to be, although we all greatly attempt the impossible act of foretelling the future, imagining an oppositional state to what we find this day, and so the future now becomes a mere continuity of the past, for that which we foresee, is born in the memory cells of the brain, within the area of thinking, which is human consciousness, which is gathered knowledge from the past, and so the future becomes a mere modified continuity of what came before, the future, becomes of the same quality and nature of the past. A mere modified continuity of what has always been.
This conditioned approach to life is a tragic limitation to every man’s life, the reason for every human despair, this is the fracturing point giving rise to every conflict ever born in the lives of men. Thought is mechanical, it works away and is self-generating and self-continuous, and man lives within this injurious limitation, a psychological prison cell to every life few ever have found any escape from.
The feeling of self, the human ego, is a movement within this consciousness of human conditioned memory. A program, running within a broader field of programs. All memory based. I feel myself to exist, yet this self I feel to exist stands on the shifting inner ground of moving words and images ever present in human consciousness, ever divisive between each and every man. I feel myself to be something completely different to you, yet the difference is a superficial one, the difference exists in the content recorded and which arises within consciousness. The difference, is between the Arab and the Jew, the Christian, and the Muslim, the American and the Russian.
The difference is superficial; the difference is memory. The structure of memory is identical in each of us, only the content differs, as it must, for the content is based on past memories, and no human being on earth passes through the very same life experiences from which these recordings play out. These memory-based recordings of knowledge become a colouring and distorting screen which tells us both what we are, what is valuable to life, and through this screen, which divides us in differing images, each of us looks at life. And so, of course, we naturally all come to divide.
And division between us all, is the very ground of conflict we all stand upon.
The conflict this day between the Russian and the American, and the Ukrainian, between the east and the west, between every religious dogma, the conflict between political ideologies, the conflict between rich and poor, the conflict between the expert and the layman, and even the conflict between husband and wife, and brother and sister. All our conflicts, inner and outer, arise from our process of mechanical programmed and scholastically conditioned thinking and the divisions these naturally impose onto our lives.
This is the area we need study if we seek to ever bring peace to the lives of humanity. We are futile to act as we live, for we act from this inner centre of limited memories, which is divisive between us all and so our every action, as we remain conditioned, can only lead to greater conflict and suffering in the world. We can see this with our own lives if we are sensitive, we can see this in our outer world of rich and political domination, where very step to solve a problem, led from an initial ground of biased and coloured observation, only creates more suffering, sorrow and pain for the majority of humanity.
We need bring this inner learned and traditional psychological divisive state to revolution.
We need be the change the world needs to see.
How is this accomplished? First of all, there can be no ‘how’. Do you see this? For a how, is a method, a movement in time, from the current position, to a more desired state, and this is the very action which leads us into trouble.
A seeking of a revolutionised future state in continuity from the present corrupted inner movement, and so, a continuity and carrying over of the same movement which needs to end, if any change is to be possible. The change, when and if it happens, and it must happen, or mankind will never know peace or the meaning of the word love, must be immediate, the change, must happen now.
This, in initial consideration, may seem an impossibility, but consider this, the past is dead and over, the future is a mere conceptual continuity of the same past, the only true time, which ever existed, is now. You can never be anywhere other than where you are, and you can never exist in any moment other than the present moment. And now, is the only time anyone can act. You cannot act in the dead remembered past, nor in the conceptual future that past projects into.
All action is now.
Can you simply watch the turmoil of the inner divided state of human consciousness? This is the only approach. Awaken the senses to the inner divisive and so conflicted condition of human consciousness, the consciousness of the entirety of humanity?
When you view without choice your inner world of thoughts and images, fears and desire, despairs and hopes and longings, you are viewing the consciousness of the entirety of humanity, what differs, are only the images this consciousness carries. Memories, from an isolated past. And so, if you can bring this inner state to change, and change demands an ending of what came before, then you are affecting a change on the entire consciousness of the totality of humanity.
Watching without choice, is the only valid approach which may lead to such a change. If you watch with a motive, seeking to change then you are occupied, focussed once more on a state of future conceptual becoming, and so, you are not completely holistically watching.
Watch from silence, that the inner nature of human consciousness may come into the light of it's own awareness, that thought itself may become, without any choice, aware of its own deeply conditioned and divisive nature. That the danger of how we are all living, may come to be seen. When we see a danger clearly, we act to remove our lives from that danger. The challenge is to see clearly, which is to see from a position of silence, allowing thought to reveal itself in entirety.
This is arduous work for the consciousness of humanity is a divided field, and division is the ground of all conflict.
Be of strong mind and resolute heart, face the enemy of humanity, which lives within each of us, which lives in the very nature of what we have been societally conditioned to be.
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