Thursday, October 23, 2008

Deceive, Inveigle, Obfuscate

The simplest of things never are. Love, relationships, right, wrong, truth, hope, aggression.

What we fail to realize is the innate need of humans to be and to make ourselves as close to gods as possible. Wouldn't we all love to be superhuman? Fly, be invincible, and live forever? But it’s not that simple.

We love to define ourselves by our pain and suffering. Without it we often feel as if that intangible, ever-elusive piece of us is missing. I guess that’s why relationships are so hard to manage. We fail to identify with the belongingness that we crave but refuse to accept.
It is nearly impossible for us to even begin to define what we are. We simply lack the mental acuity to attempt it. But then, I guess that’s what makes us special. That’s why we are who we are. It comes down to this; what can we do to ensure that we can truly even begin to make ourselves immortal?

Selflessness? Sacrifice? Charity? Achievement? Manna? Spiritualism?

No. None of these are the quintessential traits of the most intelligent animals on the earth. For that’s what we truly are.
The only way to ensure that we can live up to our own expectations is to live regardless of the expectations of others. Once this is done, we can focus on what’s relevant and necessary. But then do we truly want that?

That’s the question we have to individually reflect inwards and explore in the depths of our being. There is no guide, no mentor, no teacher. Only disciple and follower. Partners in this long and winding journey called “life”


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