The whole is greater than the sum of its parts
Ah, those who see themselves as humanity’s elite! They arrogantly believe they occupy a higher strata of some mythical hierarchy, blithely ignorant of one irrefutable axiom: Nature is not a hierarchy but in fact a holarchy where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and each part is interlinked symbiotically with the others. The hierarchical paradigm, illusory and at odds with nature, cannot survive because you can’t go against nature since…well…that’s nature too.
There is only one thing. Some refer to the one thing as God and, by virtue of his infinite nature, there isn’t a point where God stops and we begin. It’s all God.
Our purpose for being is to give “God” a medium to experience itself. So, God becomes the sun and stars, the breath of our lungs and the visions we perceive. Being so disguised, he has strange and marvelous adventures that allow him to rediscover himself.
Like a house of many rooms, all things in the Cosmos are varying apparatus of a single infinity which individuates itself into an infinite multiplicity of forms. You see, we are not actually us, we are the creator of the universe but the more slowly we vibrate, the more solid we become and the more real our illusion of forgetfulness becomes as well. We are Gods with amnesia.
How do we escape this amnesia? By awakening! Unconsciousness is the way to sadness, for the less conscious we become, the more forgetful we are of our true nature and the more entrapped we become in the illusion of physical existence manifesting as the world’s dreams and dramas, rules and religions- the structuring codes that keep in place our belief in time, space and their attendant limitations.
Here is where joy and sadness, evil and goodness and all other pairs of opposites exist welded together in an endless dance of dualism and our quest for the one inevitably leads us back to the other- for neither is ever apart from it’s opposite. It’s this chase between contrasting aspects of a singular dichotomy that has us forever tapping into our will because we believe, caught up in the illusion as we are, that doing (which is the ultimate expression of will) is more vital than being. But our will power and all our self promises will invariably fail because they are not expressions of divine knowing- they are expressions of the worlds dreams and dramas.
Ultimately, we are not on a quest to overcome sadness and win joy or to see our righteous ideologies overcome those we regard as less righteous but to transcend those ideologies and attain peace through the attention of being. It is through being that our attention emerges and allows us to re-identify with our authentic selves- our God selves. Being is the doorway back to our true identity and the key to transcending our baser natures. Any type of being will do. If it’s being still, being silent, being sad, being lonely or being joyful it allows the witnessing presence to experience itself in a myriad of emotional colors.
When this is accomplished, the emotion is transcended and the illusion of separateness that eclipsed the ever shining sun of being has gone the way of memory .