An average person must have heard or read what ‘our nature’ is like more than one trillion times in his or her lifetime. There is some contradiction concerning that though; if someone’s nature is such and such why does he need to be told what his nature is every second day?
Apparently, if my nature was to eat candy I wouldn’t need to be told that, I’d eat candy, right? Yes…but some smart guys have figured out ways to make us ‘bypass’ our nature, which -in turn- seems to create a need to correct that by being told -or by discovering by ourselves- what our nature is.
You see, as usual it is the problem that creates further need for solutions to that problem, and it can be pretty ironic that solution most often perpetuates that problem even more. Because nobody can truly tell me, you, others what is true for us; nobody can know us better than we can know ourselves. It’s only in times of great need -in case somebody is very ‘lost’- that such external help could be of actual help.
But anyway, most of the times when one explains another’s nature he doesn’t do it to help. He either does it to attack or to betray –that is to say, to attack by pretending to help. If you tell another that his nature is a ‘wanker’ or ‘insane’ that wont help him. But he if goes on considering what you’ve told him he will be reducing himself using something external to himself –something untrue that is. And one can observe most people doing that, and ironically it is those who have a relatively good sense of responsibility that do that to themselves in an effort to become better. The rest only do that to others.
It’s possible that all or most the criteria you use to judge yourself and others (if you do) are not your own. But they are based on ideas you have inherited from other who have been doing the same. And this most often starts from the most judgmental ones who are also the most irresponsible ones on the same time.
That is a reason why I have been recommending and describing that thing called direct perception over and over. Because by knowing ones truth by oneself external lies, external influences, external control vanishes. I don’t really wish to be a teacher nor a preacher. I only wish to point out and validate something someone might know to be true by himself, and might have yet thought that it’s incorrect, wrong, false, invalid because he has been taught so by others. My task is not to teach, it is to unteach.
We do have some things in common, in life; starting with our impulse to exist as ourselves, and thus we exist. However, that is not all. The reason you’re not supposed to take another’s life is not the state’s law, and it isn’t good manners either. You just aren’t supposed to do it unless that would save more lives, and that would be a nearly impossible dilemma. We are bound by some few laws in life, indeed. But they are not what we have been told; that is the problem.
The laws of life are fairly simple and obvious, without them life doesn’t exist for every limit, every existence that doesn’t cease to exist is a law. The laws are life itself in it’s totality and optimum condition for it’s totality. And that allows much freedom in-between. There can be many ways we can go about that. There is no ‘right’ way. There is being life or not. Absolutely no law, no rule would also mean no life, you see.
The laws of life -however- are not the thousands of laws a state could vote for. They are not the infinity of rules one could figure out for another to abide to by making him feel wrong, guilty or otherwise bad for himself. No one is entitled by any mother nature to do that, he entitles himself. No, those have been made in society, or more correctly by very few for the rest in society to abide to. Being life doesn’t have to be strenuous. It can become like that too, but it doesn’t have to. It can be pleasant. That is the purpose.