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The Lie Always Pulls You In

If you are living far enough away from “civilization,” you may have no real concern about the seemingly exponential increase of madness permeating the modern world. Perhaps you’re able to exist within it, but not be adversely affected. Perhaps you’re pretending, carrying on with life regardless of what the powers-that-be are scheming and implementing and forcing upon humanity. Perhaps you’re ready to call it a day.

The lie always pulls you in. Life is a dynamic dance with uncertainty and change, and the more you relinquish control, the more you abdicate personal responsibility, the more inclined you’ll be to adhere to the lie.

Be Surprised

Be surprised by something every day. Not just for the sake of novelty, for simply seeking variety is a recipe for living superficially and being perpetually distracted, always needing another hit.

Be Offended

Be sexist. Be racist. Be offensive and uncouth. Be brash, politically incorrect and insensitive. Be messy and unrehearsed.

But don’t get stuck there. Be real.

Be in error. Be ignorant and misinformed. Be impolite and inconsiderate.

But don’t get stuck there. Be real.

Unpacking the Misery

At some point on the journey toward truth, there comes a tipping point. At this critical moment, you will ultimately discover that everything you’ve been seeking the answers to is moot. The exercise of seeking is simply a means to an uncomfortable, yet liberating end: everything is a story, and nothing is real.

Touchstone

Today I am missing real connection. As the thought crosses my awareness, I’m astonished to consider that maybe I haven’t really had such a feeling or experience since I was maybe three or four years old.

So, what happened?