“As long as part of your sense of self is invested in your emotional pain, you will unconsciously resist or sabotage every attempt that you make to heal that pain. When you make an identity for yourself out of the pain, you cannot become free of it. To suddenly see that you are or have been attached to your pain can be quite a shocking realization. the moment you realize this, you have broken the attachment.” Eckhart Tolle (from A New Earth)
Okay, this is a great quote to throw some light on our current investment in pain, our mass shootings or Sacrificial Rituals of the slaughter of the innocents. Obvious, this is great collective emotional pain. Is there a secret investment? What Tolle is saying that when there is a hidden investment in pain, the ritual or karma of the behavior that creates the pain continues, because we resist healing, we sabotage healing and solutions.
I don’t know, but the awakening of the “victims” or the students who are being sacrificed is the “shocking realization” of the students that they are being made victims by society, a role and an identity that they refuse to participate in. The students are “breaking the attachment” to the role of being a passive victim. WE CALL BS!
The role of Victim is an attachment to the pain of being the Victim. Unless we see through and through that we have made an identity, a secret identity, out of the emotional pain of victimhood, we just kick the ritual down the road.