Picking up on Wrong Turn Eddie from yesterday, what is your story? The Story is the message, not the daily content of your story. If you feel the victim, you have a Victim Story. Everything that happens ends up with this feeling of being a victim of some external power, or, if not that, that the victim of yourself. Someone or something has to be the blame. That is our conditioning. That is our Flaw. No mater what, it’s always Lose/Lose. When caught in Lose/Lose we start looking for a Savior to rescue us from this quicksand or rip tide.
Taking a clue from Jesus, we have to SEE while we are trapped in our Lose/Lose situation that we are both the story and not the story at the same time. This is an Awakening, a Satori, a Eureka!…I SEE! The cataracts of our story is removed.
The Story is always in Time, a progression of our personal character in time, and when we believe we are the character in our story, we are trapped in time, and we suffering, because there is no way out, No Exit…except by death, any many frustrated by by lose/lose trap of time, kill themselves. Other vote for Trump. 😎
The First Noble Truth of the Buddha is “There is suffering.” Which means I see that right here in this everyday situation I’m trapped in the story of my suffering. I am both sides of the coin, the Right Turn Eddie and the Wrong Turn Eddie. I see that in my struggle to be right, I’m also wrong. I cannot escape my two faces. I cannot through good effort or works make myself One Eddie.
When I see the absurdity of this tragedy, I become a comedy.
The way out of your story of suffering is to SEE through and through that there is No Exit. But here’s the magic: when you SEE that you are an Ouroboros snake eating itself as it tries to become whole, You are the SEEING and not the snake, yet at the same time you are also the self consuming self, or Ego. You are in the world but not of it when you SEE your world as being the One that is Two. The SEEing is the ONE, the two is you and the world. The SEEING holds both You and your world.