Everyone has heard someone say: “I have done things I am not proud of”. What does this mean? It means that someone called ‘me’ expressed themselves in a way that was NOT what they or society would call ‘honorable conduct’. This then reflects back on the ‘character’ of this ‘me’ entity. Conversely, it is common to hear: “I am proud of you” … perhaps from a parent, friend, or business associate. Again, WHO is it that is proud and who is it that they are proud of? This is the most important question that you can ask if you are genuinely committed to Freedom.
This ‘me’ entity is VERY concerned with what others [so-called] ‘and’ especially ‘they’ [‘me’] ‘think’ about the image this ‘me’ has. So much so that concepts like ‘pride’ hold a ‘very high ranking’ of importance because it emphasizes the level of worthiness ‘me’ has, highlighting the value and attention ‘me’ receives from the world … and to what degree of contentment ‘me’ has with ‘me’. When this ‘me’ is finally discovered to have NO real existence at all … these illusions dissolve. THAT … is when Freedom begins to reveal IT SELF as the Real YOU.
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