Virtual Reality 34

MATERIAL MAN

MANKIND’S approach to life is totally materialistic, our whole economic system and outlook on life is based on material acquisition, let’s be honest, even the most charitable of us firstly considers ourselves before showing any compassion towards others, then usually for a price. Whatever we do in life, we expect something in return and it may not necessarily be money.

Self gratification is just as big an incentive as monetary compensation. The compassionate person who helps the underprivileged, the charity worker who aids the starving people in third world countries, the volunteer worker that helps during disasters, all get an enormous amount of ‘ego’ satisfaction out of performing these tasks. A person who works solely for others would be very rare indeed.

Of course they will refute that statement and say they are doing it for the good of all mankind, but if they were honest enough with themselves they would realize that the main reason for these charitable obligations is to feel worthy. Not only worthy in the eyes of others but more importantly worthy in their own eyes. They  want to feel good about themselves. That is the price charged for benevolence.

Our body, name and personality that we like to feel good about is just as materialistic as those bits of paper and metal money we chase so eagerly after. Our bodies are made of material (form) and the way we feel about it is controlled by the person we think we are – our ego.

This is why the world is in the state that it is in, we believe we are material people existing in a material world, that is why we don’t cure our illnesses or find alternatives to fossil fuels, without the money they generate our economic system would collapse, then we wouldn’t know what to do. Mankind is stuck in materialism and there doesn’t seem to be a way out.

All this appears to be utterly hopeless but it’s not. We are exactly where we are meant to be, but that ‘we’ is not who we think we are. We are someone entirely different. There is a logical purpose for physical life and we need to become consciously aware of that, but it is not our ego personality that needs to do this, it is our soul, or true self.

We are only getting in the way, we don’t need to do anything, all we need do is to stop listening to the voice in our head. To not identify with who we think we are, instead put our trust in something higher. The thing is, we and the people who run our world are too damned scared to let go of the wheel of life just in case there isn’t anything higher. There is, but we have to let go first.

To release our ‘self’ control. That is the lesson that is in the process of being learnt – and it is not us (the person we think we are) who is learning, it is our true self, our soul. We are unconscious of our own spiritual nature, instead believing we are our ego selves which is the cause of all our selfishness and greed.

Our obsession with material gain makes us reluctant to cure our illnesses because so much money is generated from them that to be without them we believe, would be our ruination. But change we will. All is going as planned, our spiritual selves are learning all about form – the physical us and our world.

Next, we return to the conference centre where Yahweh is about to discuss ‘Mortal Man’ and the voice within our heads. We mightn’t like what we hear but sometimes the truth that sets us free is like that….

Dan’s Quote: “What a liberation to realize that the ‘voice in my head’ is not who I am.
______________Who am I then? The one who sees that..”- Eckhart Tolle

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About Dan Brand

Blog writer and author of Mind WorX-An Inside Story, a philosophical look into life's mysteries.

Posted on May 20, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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