Humanity suffers. Too often, the cause of the suffering of human beings, are the actions of other human beings.
Psychological suffering is a repetitive undesirable movement within consciousness. Humanity collectively has never understood this inner movement which darkens the days of so many and brings life to meaningless despairing existence. We seem to have accepted psychological suffering as though it were an integrated part of life existence. Something which goes hand in hand with life itself, like a beating heart. We do what our best to combat our inner unseen psychological aches and pains, we put on a brave face, we smile outwardly, though we may simultaneously be crying inwardly.
We have built an industry which profits immensely, insisting it's greatly unquestioned, though controversial view, that psychological suffering manifests from a chemical imbalance in the brain, and their products, which often add to the suffering of those more attuned to the acceptance of authority than to the questioning of their own lives, are all too willingly swallowed. We explain away suffering, in religious beliefs, in philosophies and ideologies. And yet is spite of all such endeavours, perhaps, because of them, our suffering, as a race, continues.
War has brought the lives of countless human beings over countless years to immeasurable suffering. We think we learn thorugh experience. If this is truly so, why have we never learned from the insane repetitive stupidity of the act of war? We have integrated war into our lives today, the war of the moment of course being battled on the Ukraine/Russian front, threatening the whole of Europe, and the very existence of civilisation itself. The instigator of the war is blamed, but when does a war truly begin? Where does any war truly begin? And has war ever truly ever ended? Can you say you seek the ending of war when you condemn one side, and send unfathomable wealth gathered from the public, to continue that war? As your own citizenry becomes attuned to sleeping on cold concrete streets? War, is a major reason for so much of humanity's suffering, this day as in all days and sickeningly, an industry has been built, which profits massively from this root cause of the ongoing despair of all human beings.
Do we understand our suffering and so meaningless lives? Have we understood the complexities of psychological time, of divisive attachment and identification to a nation, beliefs, ideologies, people, groups, and life itself, ever seeking our own continuity? Continuity of what we are has been traditionally educated into us as perhaps the most important thing in life. What relationship, if any, does the psychological conditioning we all inwardly carry, legacy of tradition, legacy of a conditioning education, have to our state of continuing psychological insecurity? What relationship does time have to the same? Every man and every woman alive, has been conditioned to living life in memories.
Thought, is the movement of memory.
You think, morning to night, and even through the night, in the form of dreams, do you not? The human educated brain is ever active, ever in movement, never quiet, never silent. This is all process of memory, all legacy of a corrupting education lasting at least twelve years, when the human brain, through repetitive acts of many daily hours of enforced memorisation, comes to build what becomes an automated process of living within memory.
Thought, is memory.
What relationship does this unrequested, yet societally insisted approach to life of always living in memory have to the continuity of psychological suffering mankind comes to meet in life? What relationship to war? Is living in memory, which is the past, which is knowledge, which is thinking, the true born natural intended approach to life? Is it living this way which is responsible, not only for wars, but for the conflicts each of us endures in what we call personal 'relationship', in the isolation, in the ache of loneliness, in the suffering of fear, and in the continuity of depression and anxiety? We all think, and we have all been educated to see ourselves as a continuing 'thinker' of thoughts, as the 'actor' behind our actions, as the 'sufferer' behind our suffering. We identify our lives with an inner feeling of continuity. Of a hidden 'self' responsible for our every life action, inner and outer. It is this 'self', this 'ego' this seeming most central point of our inner 'nature' which is what comes to suffer.
What is the human 'self'? What is this centre in isolation from all other people and all other life? Does this inner centre hold relationship to memory? Is this inner centre a legacy of a brain conditioning education, or something natural to life? Is this 'self' truly the most important element of our being, that which simply must continue, (at least to the point of physical death, and many state after also), or is the inner self merely a central memory within a broader field of memories?