OUR DISGUISED SELF

“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.” ~Albert Einstein

Science has now faced us with the illusion of being a separate self…currently both Quantum and Relativity theories agree in describing the world as an undivided whole in constant flow in which all parts of the universe are continually interacting .as yet these theories suggesting a new human identity have not yet been integrated into our social belief systems….and there is no doubt it will be met with great resistance since the core of our values are based on being a separate self rather than a flowing energy interacting within a Universal Intelligence.

Our illusion of being a separate self acts as an important adaptive tool for functioning within a society…however we make the serious error of thinking this adaptive tool is our real identity…the error implies we are in control of who we are and responsible for the success or failure of our separate self…as a result our personal history both past and future is our continuous preoccupation and source of effort…..instead it would dramatically be more realistic to identify with an “interrelated self”.

We are not that far from an interrelated self when remembering as a young child life seem to be such an exciting adventure and the world was full of magic… however that seemed to fade out when becoming an adult…while young we were rather free of social conditioning and expectations…but most of all we were more in harmony with the energies around us and with a fascinating awareness of life’s beauty.

The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.” ~Albert Einstein