“If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it”~Albert Einstein

Our personal story is our most important possession and focus of attention…its success becomes our meaning in life…and we are continuously threatened by social judgements since our story is an integral part of a larger social story…it is our primary and only identity…and the loss or failure of this identity becomes our deepest fear.

There are inherent falsehoods in the concept of a personal story…it defines us a separate being who can control our behavior and thus fulfill expectations of a successful story…not only are we a separate entity within a society but also unrelated to the natural environment around us…our personal story is never in the “now” but instead preoccupied with the past and future..

We are imprisoned in the rigid awareness of our personal story and slaves to its demands…but there doesn’t seem to be any other alternatives however intuitively we sense something is deeply wrong and needs to be corrected.

Science is now recognizing there is no separate entity or thing we call self…and there is no past or future but only the “now”…and that everything on the outside is really created within our own brain…most importantly, our personal story is nothing more than a figment of our imagination.

This knowledge suggest a “giving up” of the illusion of having a personal story and instead find a much deeper identity with our oneness with the higher intelligence of the universe…like all social changes it happens collectively through our subconscious mind and we find science is now beginning to point the way.

“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe. … We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.~Albert Einstein

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  1. Dear Pam…I am very proud to be your friend…If you found what we shared,I am more than pleased…when will you be leaving on your winter skiing tour ?…Sid

  2. My dear Sid, this post seems to summarize all the teachings you have been sharing during this summer. Going into the next winter, I feel prepared with endless material to teach and share the experience of skiing and some!
    I want to thank you, one more time, for inspiring and keeping alive the untamed curiosity of your humble and most loyal reader.
    I am not the one to go looking for more friends, but meeting you through your “Flow” network is my favorite thing that had happened this summer.
    I cannot tell you how much I appreciate every one of your words.
    Long Live the Flow !! and you.

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