The human condition of suffering is born out of identification with thoughts and emotions.
Just as Earth is orbited by the Moon – which symbolises reflection – so humans are potentially bound in the orbit of self-reflective or self-conscious intelligence. Unless we are present, whatever we perceive (as sensory information, thoughts and emotions) is almost instantly mirrored back to us, as a subtly compelling narrative - my life.
The human condition is a world of perspective; viewing things from one position or another. It is identification with self-conscious experience, to the exclusion of what is actually happening: a personalised mental-emotional dream world, which is habitually imposed upon pure experience.
There is no problem with the reflection principle itself, only in identification with it.
Look through the mirror: see life as it is. Just as we are now able to fly beyond the gravity of Earth, past the Moon into outer space, so it is possible for us to pass through the subtle mirror of self-reflection into the freedom of being, or inner space.
As you remain submerged in the warm aliveness of your body from head to feet and perceive experience holistically, there is no perspective to take. The paradox of Innersense is that when I am present in my body, it dissolves into the experiential whole. Am I looking out or in? Where am I? I am now here - nowhere. Perception requires no perspective.
Remember to smile with your whole body.
The Origin of Humanity
Homo Sapiens are hybrids of visiting extra-terrestrial intelligence and terrestrial lifeforms.
The human condition of identification with thoughts and emotions is fuelled within us by a conflicting agenda: the battle for precedence between our earthly nature and extra-terrestrial intelligence.
It is common for humans to feel as if we don’t really belong here, or to feel frustrated with a sense of limitation by the human body. There is a yearning for ‘home’, wherever that may be.
Life throughout the Universe is one and consequently can arise anywhere and be at home there. Humanity is part of the ongoing seeding of the Universe with conscious life forms: the natural unfoldment of self-propagation.
It is time to realize and completely accept the fact that this is your life; that you are not here by mistake, or destined to return to somewhere better. You are Presence, unlimited in any way by your experience. Identification with any aspect of experience such as the inner longing for ‘home’, causes suffering. This is home, right now.
You are new: the newness of Presence and your human experience. This is cause for celebration! You are witnessing conscious intelligence awakening in an animal body and ultimately you are neither.
Remember that identification with any aspect of experience causes suffering, because experience is one. The perception of separate aspects of experience is a result of the labelling faculty of our intelligence. While this is useful, it must also be seen through to the undifferentiated wholeness of life as it is, now.
As earthlings we must learn to surrender to the natural, intuitive intelligence of our bodies; to give up the subtle but corrosive habit of self-criticism and listen-in. This means being present within the warm open aliveness of the body, or simply being in innersense.