We will never be completely free from the not-self, or from the mind that is trying to run our life, the mind that wants to know things.
But we can become watchers of the mind and our not-self behaving as if they run the life, which can take a bit of time.
We can learn to trust that there is another Authority at play, which is far less loud than that mind, but has far better ‘answers’.
And all we really have to do, is to allow that Inner Authority to speak up, and have it’s ‘voice’ heard and then, once we hear it, to follow through on what it says, and let go of any kind of control we think we have, and say yes to this, and no to that. Without any mental consideration: no morals, no social pressure. Pure and simple mechanics at play.
The awareness to watch is one thing, the mind immediately judging everything we see is quite another: this is good, this is bad, I do this wrong, s/he does that wrong, if only I did this, if only blablabla
Society is a construct, to homogenize, without intent, but a free person is a scary person. Even to ourselves 🙂 So we make up rules what behavior is correct and then we force these made up rules onto others, without even for one single second, wondering if they are correct, for myself, let alone someone else. We make stuff up to cover up our fears.
Not an joyful subject to contemplate and discuss 🙂 But here we are, to slowly, slowly, learn to let go of our minds ideals and distorted views, and experiment with the application of this Strategy of ours. While clearly looking at -all- our Centers conditioning, whether they are Open or Defined. Some say only the Open Centers get Conditioned, but as a Reflector I see many Defined Centers not operating at capacity either, as they are somewhat mangled, and limited, hidden. All this yummy power and agility, hidden and sometimes wilting away.
And not forgetting to play, to play hard even, to let it all go, and get horribly drunk, or love, and fight, to dance blisters on our feet, meditate in silence or in giggles, ride a motorbike real fast and get a ticket, to color and play, this life, with this life, in this life. To enjoy ourselves and buy something silly, or give someone a good prank , a scare, a tease…