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Thursday, March 19, 2015
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Announcements for Members
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Everyone loves emotional platitudes like "Have a Nice Day" or "Stay Positive", or even "Good Morning" or "Happy Birthday". These common phrases remind someone of pleasantness in life, which is often welcome relief to the drudgery of daily life. But they also connote that emotions can be manipulated, and should be manipulated. When taken to the extreme, they can connote that one is failing if they are not manipulating their emotions toward positive experience; failing to feel "appropriately" and failing to support the common delusion of manipulated emotions.
If one is to realize Higher Consciousness however, he or she must learn to deal with all of their emotions, regardless of the definitions. Making the break from the common delusion of manipulated emotions toward the reality of unaltered emotions is frightening for most people. They will resist the concept, dabble in its execution, and set arbitrary limits on how far they will go into the depths of what they would label as "negative" emotion. It plain terrifies most people, so much so that they scorn the message and the messenger alike. This sets up the need for emotional disharmony to awaken someone, which often comes in the form of emotional crisis.
Inevitably, Higher Consciousness must come at the price of being normal, of walking away from the common delusion. The seeker must learn how to be okay in their own company, knowing that they see things that others are still refusing to see. Ultimately, one must make choices about their values, paramount of which is the purpose of life.