Making your assumptions transparent to the transcendent is the Dharma Trail. The assumptions we hold are unconscious, so we can’t see them and if we can’t see them we can’t question them, and if challenged we get angry, which is a good sign we are assumptions that are not conscious. The assumption I’m questioning tonight, sharing with. you, is my assumption that I can’t fix anything. I don’t want to try because if I fail, then my father will know that I can’t fix anything. I refer to my father because it is there in my childhood that I built the assumption that I can’t fix anything, that someone tech support or mechanic or expert can fix it, and I should either throw the broken thing out or call for help. There is no option. There is no choice.
When walled within an assumption, there is no choice, to fix it or not to fix it. If you had a choice, you would say, let me try to fix it. But the Assumption allows no choice because you don’t see the assumption. The assumption walls out your consciousness that would assess the true situation. One just assumes there Isi only one fact: I can’t fix it.
Now I know this is a little exaggerated for effect here. I’m not that helpless (hah), but I Amy using my personal neurosis to make a universal point. Our very identity is created by unconscious assumptions. That’s why we don’t question assumptions because it is a question about Who I am. It’s not I think, therefore I am. Rather is….I have assumptions, therefore I am.
And another thing: Assumption Wall require psychic energy to maintain and guard. We have to keep our greater self out, the self that is on the other side of the wall. This psychic energy when liberated as we go through the wall becomes creative energy, joyous energy. Energy released is felt as joy. Like kids related from the school there is great joy in being free to play without assumptions.