Dharma existential ramblings

Deciding to see things as they are and not as you wish them to be
keeping an open state of mind
is not as easy as it sounds
when the world is being filtered through
deeply ingrained emotional thought patterns
suspend judgement-suspend criticism-observe the whole
are we so vast that we can observe the whole?
or is the filter beneficial-sifting reality into digestible nuggets of insight
(without a filter we would be blown to bits by the infinity of reality)
and shaping our reality into a movie we would like to see-
a movie that aligns the inner realm with the outer.
but to be controlled forever by attraction and aversion is a prison right?
A self-made prison?
but also can’t attraction and aversion be a guide
signaling us towards making decisions
that are beneficial for ourselves and others-perhaps simultaneously
the self is an illusion and yet it is not-
we need to care for ourselves to survive-
we do need to acknowledge our attractions and aversions
sometimes going against the grain is foolish-sometimes it is wise
it is up to us to decide
Maybe I will start at looking at what is right in front of my face.
even that overwhelms me some days
but then I remember I do have choice-
I choose how I perceive everything I see
I get to be my own director
get to choose how to focus the lens
and yet this world seems to have a mind of it’s own-a pulse of its own.
a mind much larger then my mind-
a mind that created me- and you and everything that we see.
so large in fact my brain starts to spasm when I try to make sense of it all.
Maybe I will start by looking at what is right in front of my face.
or maybe I will start by taking a deep breath
or maybe I never started and I will never end.
how startling and strange it all is.
and what will I choose to do with it-what will I choose to see?

Dharma existential ramblings

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