Reinventing the Wheel

I had a discussion with one of my friends recently about what it means to break the cycle. I’m sure this is not what was intended by him when he was discussing it with me but that was the underlying theme of the conversation. To clear some things up, he is one of my really good friends from childhood and he’s getting married today. His name is Jamie and he is a devout Christian, and has a wonderful Christian fiance (soon to be wife). I’m very happy for him and his wife and can’t wait to dance the night away at his wedding engagement. ANYWAY…

The conversation started to focus more on “the test of time” his defense for the Bible that it has stood the test of time, however, time has not stopped so has it stood the test of time? It’s only been around for a small speck of time, and the fact that everything finite will crumble no matter what, that is just how it is, is obsolete as soon as it’s written. The only thing that stands the test of time is, well… you. Not the person you take yourself to be and I had suspected to tell him that not even the Bible would last, and that eventually people would start to be brought back to their natural state without some kind of written teaching, because these things are pointers, which he agreed but do not lead to some heaven or hell.

I use these words loosely though because there is no such thing that I’ve seen aside from the egos attachment as being excruciating as opposed to the thing that does not and cannot judge. I see no heaven and i see no hell, if there is a hell, you have put yourself there, and if there is a heaven, again, you have put yourself there. These seem to only be states though and getting back to your natural is not a state, but rather a place of awakeness that is you. I realize that this is conceptual and i’m very aware that I’m using words out of convenience, but like I said again, they are pointers to help the reader look for themselves, not to just believe what I say, in fact I hope you wouldn’t believe, for to believe is to confine.

To reinvent the wheel he said, when he was considering how children coming into this world would have to handle it like it was some daunting task of this new way of seeing. I had no real way of answering as I wasn’t really sure what he was asking of me, but what has bubbled up over the past week has been this. Regardless of whether you see through new (by the way, they aren’t new, but new in the respect that you’ve never used them or only for a short while, kind of like a new used car. You’ve never driven it, thus making it new to you.) eyes or through warn down views and beliefs is “re-inventing” the wheel regardless, so this is a moot point. You are feeding the child that you’ve brought to this earth with however you see. So if you can clean your mirror to the point of clear seeing, then the child will much easily be seeing with these same new eyes. He or she will know how to discern fact from fiction and will see everything as a dream other than what he naturally is, to not take the dream state so seriously. The child would not need a single teaching, if he sees with clear eyes, if he knows himself before Maya tries to put him back to sleep before he’s able to live. It is reinventing the wheel, but in the way that he or she will not have to operate like all the conditioned before him. He will have broken the cycle, will have stepped out of the race, will have reached the top of the mountain, because you have done the same.

This is much more healthy and Jed Mckenna refers to this as Spiritual Adulthood, rather than believe in Santa Claus or fairy tail characters. (although it doesn’t hurt up to a point to have them believe some fat jolly bearded awesome guy comes down the chimney and gives a messload of presents!)

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Nick Myers, a 28 year old serial blogger. Also minimalist, zen participant, philosopher, author of Emotional Alchemist, and tea disciple. I am one who sees a potential lesson in every experience in life. Life is who we are and life is our ultimate guru. I seek to bring us together through our own shared experiences. And hope to not only learn deeply who I am but to learn deeply who others are by dropping my ideas from moment to moment about you.

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