Connecting the dots in this talk, I roam from how we feel anxious when someone is looking at us with an “evil” eye, of we can feel ecstasy when our beloved looks at is, but we are still being looked at with this External Eye. But this Eye that looks at me is really my own eye that has been given to another. Our self reflective consciousness is split into two eyes: one looking at thing, the other looking at me looking at things, and when this eye is judgmental it creates anxiety. I’m divided against myself.
Then we jump to soccer and how that game is a divisions in the original ONE, split into two teams that fight to restore the one. The soccer ball has been invested as the one so it is portable, a portable one that when it goes through the goal restores the One.
Now lets jump to our American politics on the playing field of Media. We have two soccer teams, Blue and the Red, and each one fights to restore the original One. However, religion got injecting into one team, and changed the game from a game to a battle for the Soul of the World, a cosmic battle of God against Satin. This game has no ending. At the end of the day you don’t go home and have a martini together. You plot on how to eliminate the Devil, to remove evil from the world. The other team then becomes the Evil Eye. You feel the other team if judging you, calling you deplorable, making you feel inferior, and so you fight to restore you center. This is the end of democracy which was designed as the Sport of Politics….not a religious war. It’s ironic that the Earlier settlers of America came here to avoid the religious wars of Europe. And now we have recreated them here.
Kicking this meditation on the Evil Eye down the road, whenever we feel the Other looking at us, it is really our own Eye. That why the Other can make us feel wounded. We wound ourselves and then blame the Other. Buddhism calls this Ignorance, this original division in our consciousness, something that man has evolved to be able to do. It’s both a curse and a blessing. When in the grip of this eye of the Other, we are caught in a double-bind where no matter what we do it’s lose/lose. That’s because it’s our own eye, and you can’t get away from your own eye, you own mind divided against itself. Our Culture creates this division, in fact our economy is run by the pain of this divisions, seeing us anything to heal the self created wound. selling is products to escape the Evil Eye that makes of loathe ourselves. We wear jewelry and mandalas to ward off the Evil Eye.