I made this song for my girlfriend, Christina. <3 She is unique, fun, a ray of unique happy sunshine that shines to everyone she meets. She’s chill, but she knows how to party. My hope is that the track reflects her personality.
Just to reinforce the idea that Everything = Nothing = Infinity = Being, here is a link to my favourite PDF that defines infinity as no-finity and BEING instead of “endless finity”, which is how we tend to think of it.
Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”
― Eckhart Tolle,
Things I’ve learned this week: Everyone is God – God is Being. But God/Being is ultimately Silence. Consciousness can make noise, consciousness can make music, or consciousness can be silent so that it can listen. There is a great silence listening to us all.
The PDF above is amazingly to-the-point and clear. Scientific and philosophical minds alike will find it… clear and fitting with reality.
Do not pretend that you love others as yourself. Unless you have realized them as one with yourself, you cannot love them. Don’t pretend to be what you are not, don’t refuse to be what you are. Your love of others is the result of self-knowledge, not its cause. Without self-realization, no virtue is geniune. When you know beyond all doubting that the same life flows through all that is and you arethat life, you will love all naturally and sponataneously. When you realize the dept and fullness of your love of yourself, you know thatevery living being and the entire universe are included in your affection. But when you look at anything as separate from you, you cannot love it for you are afraid of it. Alienation causes fear and fear deepens alienation. It is a vicious circle. Only self-realization can break it. Go for it resolutely.
An excerpt from : http://nisargadatta.net/IamThat3.html
Ouch, that stings. And thoughts about this kind of thing have been stressing me out lately. I grew up in a Christian family that was very insistent on helping others and loving others as yourself, even your enemies. We did it because it was in the Bible, and because we wanted to feel good about ourselves, not so much for the other person IMHO. This never made sense to me, because from an egoistic perspective how can you possibly love a character (e.g. one of your enemies) that has nothing that you love about them? However, this was just me not knowing what love is.
I think the confusing part of this sentence, where people assume, is the “self” part. Christianity promotes loving others as you love yourself. But what is the self? And what if you no longer believer your “self” just to be your individual consciousness, brain, and body? What if you believe that the “self” is actually just One Being that is coming in and out of life, defying time, defying space, working on Creation from a vantage point that it does not even recognize when it is playing in the game. What if you believe the Self to be every living being that has ever or will ever exist, what if you believe that Mother Nature is alive and taking care of us but yet ultimately is us because we are all the Being vibrating in many different ways?
So with that terrifying, mind-blowing perspective of believing myself to be the eternal witness / the Soul / the One who is Conscious, that leaves me to wonder… well am I alone? are all these other animals just versions of me that are just as alone as me? with our differences, how can we all come together?
And the very fact that I identify with other animals AS being myself, because I see so many conscious processes (thoughts, emotions, etc) going on with them that I can relate to from my own experiences…. this fact confuses the shit out of me because how can you love others if you think they’re you, aren’t you just loving you? isn’t that just ultimately self-centered? or perhaps this is the ULTIMATE TRUTH, the answer, is that there is no escape from yourself because you/we have always been. Our true self is formless/changeable, and we/I have just been running from ourself for infinity. I doubt it will stop. Every time we/I die, we go back to eternal peace/silence, and eventually get restless and have to create again. Just a hunch.😉 based on my experiences with people/psychology/psychedelics.
Maybe modern Christianity has gone off the rails, and the original message was to “view the world as a part of you”. Eckhart Tolle states that to love is to “Recognize the self in another.” If the self is the only conscious being, and one does not see others as separate, then Love has total different meaning. It stops being a reluctant guilty action of “there’s more than one living being in the world so I have to accommodate others” and starts becoming a “holy crap, we are all connected in ways we can’t imagine, why would I want to hurt any of these other lives/egos/stories that I’ve created?”
The part that still makes me doubt day-to-day is whether or not I am loving other living beings because I believe them to be myself in other forms, or because I actually believe that no matter what they are, they are as important as me. I think the latter is more true and pure, and the first makes me start thinking and worrying about whether or not I’m selfish and whether or not the whole universe is a neverending chaotic hellhole. ;)
You could argue that love is a survival mechanism, that we survive better with it and that it’s nothing more than just a random quirk of natural selection, and there is no ultimate deep meaning in it.
I disagree. Every human understands LOVE to be a higher power than anything of the mind. Love is why we’re here. Love is what we are. Love is what we believe in. Love is what we will return to. Love is unconditional and we cannot fail at this, there’s just infinite ways we can go about doing it, and some paths we will enjoy more, some less.
The biggest problem I see with love is that people forget it’s unconditional. They think if they do not love others sufficiently, then they themselves are undeserving of love. They avoid other people
I am realizing lately just how much my attitude, mindset, thoughts, and choices (underlying it all) affect my life.
I can totally understand how people call this “effect” Karma, Balance, Justice, Consequences of actions, or the Will of God.
However, I think it boils down to the fact that we are all Souls dreaming egos and stories for ourselves, and life really just is what you make of it. You can’t control it, and you wouldn’t want to, because then you’re not really playing the game, you are controlling the game, and then it wouldn’t be a game at all. You can play within it, and the attitude you play with affects the game itself. Not just your choices.
I was walking home after work last night at 3am ish, and I saw this guy who said something along the lines of “peace and love”. I said it’s a hard thing to find sometimes these days, to which he responded “it’s everywhere.”
damn straight. I think that’s the one thing I tend to forget, religions tend to forget, and other people tend to forget. It is only through the bare layer of peace and love that is at the CORE of our consciousness and existence that any of this is possible – so any dramas, struggles, wars, battles, and suffering we create is our own fault – we can create whatever we want in Infinity, for better or worse.
when one believes that there is a deity or All-Powerful God CONTROLLING their lives and punishing them when they do wrong, I mean I guess this works as a metaphor but in reality the all-powerful all-inclusive force of Love just lovingly unconditionally fuels the insanity of the dreams we are creating. If we suffer, it’s our fault. If we create happiness, bing bing bing. well done. but it’s not God rewarding you – it’s the balance taking effect, it’s all just You.
it’s also helpful to remember that when people say shitty things to me, it is a projection of their own self. they only see things from their perspective – just as I only see things from mine. communication and collaboration can be hard, especially when everyone’s trying so hard to be perfect, or better than others just to keep their position, financial security, home, steady flow of food, health, family, friends, etc.
and on the topic of people trying to be perfect – that in the end is why I stay away from religion. I just googled the word religion and the definition that comes up is: “Religion is a cultural system of behaviours and practices, world views, ethics, and social organization that relate humanity to an order of existence.”
I’m sorry, but when did we need cultural systems of specific behaviours, practices, world views, ethics, and social organizations in order to relate humanity to an order of existence? Everything is divine – every life matters. Like the guy on the street said to me last night, peace and love is EVERYWHERE. The universe is made of it, and so is our consciousness. It is insane that we use this open, unconditional, infinite, inclusive, FREE power for such useless, destructive purposes.
This is very much along the lines of the science of Kabbalah – which when used as a metaphor, makes perfect sense. It is also matching the mysticism of Gnostic Christianity, which to me makes way more sense than modern day dogmatic Christianity where they have placed Jesus Christ as a Deity deserving worship and the “catch” for deserving love from God and Jesus is you have to believe in them and read the Bible and generally try to “measure up” in some way despite remembering that you will never measure up and have to repent to Jesus and get healed of your past sins…. the contradictions in that statement are enough to drive people crazy enough with guilt and fear and insecurity that of course they are not rational enough to see the circular reasoning and direct contradictions in the Bible.
If Christianity is viewed as a metaphor, with God as the layer of consciousness that is peace and love and nothingness and All-That-Is that we came from and go back to, then it makes sense. But as soon as you start saying that Jesus is the way and the truth and the life and nobody has to do anything as long as they trust in Him and realize their patheticness compared to his perfection, you’ve lost the whole point of the “way and the truth of the life” which is to create positive vibrations, improve the lives of others and yourself, improve the world you live in, live a constructive collaborative life, and be at peace and love as much as possible.
Seems to me like the whole idea of modern day Christianity is to guilt-trip people into not really living fully and honestly, and not knowing their true Self. because how can you when you’re trying to be something better and more holy than you actually are – which is a temporary Being created just for your pleasure, enjoyment, exploration, learning, creativity, development, and overall – your experience, your story.
So I don’t know about you but I’m creating the best story I can for myself, others, and the world. Let’s help the people in need by making great music, great art. Let’s inspire people who feel like life is shitty. Let’s find everyone who wants to spread love and positivity and get as many people involved in this big worldwide collaboration of creation. If we can help to create a more accepting and open-minded society, then nobody will feel alienated, alone, inadequate, out-of-place, or unappreciated. #heavenonearth #wearegod #letsdoit #oritsourfault