Rhetoric with intent to confuse, rather than clarify emotion (i.e. seeking our primal fear response) is the tactic of choice for those who confuse control with love, care, and compassion.
We should pity those who attempt to cloud our judgement with circular logic or gaslighting techniques, because they employ such tactics from residing in a place where they themselves are heavily subject to such things.
Only those who seek control can be controlled; and those who attest that others are asserting control (or attempting to) are in denial that they’d be comfortable, or able to recognize what safety feels like, without it.
Letting go of attachment is both the end and the beginning of what most understand as “stepping out” of conflict.
In order to find peace we first must admit that both sides are required for either to be realized (or exist at all); once this fact is accepted, attachment to one or the other seems arbitrary, since the full cycle is exposed.
Nations don’t go to war over the tide falling on another’s shores, for it returns in due time and much relies on its movements.
So too is the flow of ideas and concepts;
Try to release yourself from the bonds of identification with up or down, left or right, etc. and experience the joy of moving from one to the other, and back again, which is made clear (and peaceful)... when residing in the middle.
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“Age, at least the spectrum of human age, is but a blip on the scale of time. And, time itself is but a concept, completely changeable and relative, depending on your vibration, your cosmic location and your overall worldview.
This means that anything that was possible for you as a young child is still possible for you in the now.
You are in fact, still a young child. And, at the same time, you are your oldest possible self, in this very moment. You are therefore as wise as you will ever be and as youthful as you have ever been.
This being understood, and accepted, what is holding you back? Why not start now?
Whatever it is you think you could’ve manifest in the past, or you desire to manifest in the future…the doing of it is in this moment.
You are free. As you always have been.
Dream. Create. Grow.
The only thing that weighs you down, from your literal childhood to the now, is the narrowing of your perception, and the weight of whatever baggage you refuse to put down.
You are unfettered. All is open and available to you.
Get up, and go onward from this knowledge!” -The Lullites, via Vera Nadine Bóinn
No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. Zen is a liberation from time. For if we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant, and that the past and the future are abstractions without any concrete reality. If, then, my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment
Imagine the Earth devoid of human life, inhabited only by plants and animals. Would it still have a past and a future? Could we still speak of time in any meaningful way? The question “What time is it?” Or “What’s the date today?” — if anybody were to ask it — would be quite meaningless. The oak tree or the eagle would be bemused by such a question. “What time?” they would ask. “Well, of course, it’s now. The time is now. What else is there?” -The Power of Now @eckharttolle 📸: @ellenborggreve#timeisanillusion#theresonlynow#allone
#timeisanillusion next thing you know I’ll wake up and then it’ll be my birthday 🎂 again 😂🤷🏼♀️🧝🏼♀️🔮✨🙏🏼 my sister was like “don’t be on this time is an illusion business when I come and you need to pick me up from the airport”. 😂😂😂😂😂😂 I peed a little when she said that 😂 @sgattaz I can’t with you. ❤️🙏🏼✨💕😍💋✨✨✨✨ shes a #watersign so she got in her #feels that I didn’t look or respond to her text until a day later. I said “time is illusion I didn’t even know you texted until I just saw it. 😂😂”