i had written all of this already and probably better and it disappeared suddenly … the computer gods seemed to want me to try again and i honestly don’t think i’ve done as good a job at explaining myself as i had the first time
you cannot choose to be unconditioned … you have to actually BE unconditioned
so how do we do that?
the most important thing to remember is that freedom is more important than anything else… Love and freedom are intricately entwined within each other. So how do we set ourselves free?
The first thing to notice is perhaps that we are all up in each other’s bizwaz? all this business, it is just busyness… it’s a set up… the human animal has set up the society so that we cannot be free! only by living on the tireless planet that has allowed all the other Life to live without business can we meditate, which is the state of being Free mostly free of Fear, which is the worst… and leads us all into temptation, thinking if only we had more power we would not be afraid. And in fact, it is true, the only real power is Love and it is fearless. Unfortunately most people think that Power is Control.
It does have some of the feelings of power, but there is only one real power and it is Love. All the other forms of control are never satisfactory. They just lead to more and more and more control. This is not power. Power sets you free!
And we are most of us like the drones in the bee society. The queens have all the control and they have a nagging sense that something is missing. First of all there is a lot of control that is written on paper by dead men that extends their hand into the living world and even the queens are subject to these poor deluded misguided souls who have done so much damage. If we compare our civilization to the unwritten American society that existed here 500 years ago we can see that writing it down only complicates matters and doesn’t make anyone even a little bit happier or less fearful.
So even the queens, the people who think they are powerful but really are just forceful and willful and as scared as you are at bottom which is why they must be super shallow, since they actually have control of the resources which could help others be more comfortable but they cannot bring themselves to share because they’re terrified, absolutely lost to the actual free world with all the trappings they can trap themselves in, and that’s a lot! i digress… the point i am making is that business is not real… it’s a set up… we are all duping each other incessantly within institutions that are self perpetuating control machines that are all corrupt at this point… the good news is they can all clean up their act in a heartbeat, one heartbeat, all they have to do is stop… the whole thing can be turned around in a moment… all they have to do is be free!
so how? well meditation is the easiest thing in the world. it has nothing to do with watching yourself, indeed that is a likely a guarantee that you are further trapping yourself in your own conditions and not able to stand on free ground
here is a clue: set someone else free! imagine that you are going to put your friend into a state of meditation, set them unconditionally free… all you have to do is get out of their way, not interfere, not attempt to control them in any way
now there are other factors in their lives i know, which means that it is not you alone who will be able to set them free , but to Learn your relationship with yourself must be as free of control as it would be if you set a friend free… see, it is now this choiceless, effortless, letting others be who they really are where meditation begins, liberty to Love, can you apply it to yourself?
Human beings are good. A person who has found the ground and is truly free will never impose on another’s freedom, the only power really is Love, so you have to Love yourself that much. This is what the bodhisattvas are up to, they see the interconnected spirit and how our deep seated fear of pain and death makes us constantly trying to control control control.
So first realize that control has nothing to do with power. It may look like power. It may even smell like power. But you’re thinking of force. Power is something satisfactory in itself. You always have enough of it from your own source. There is no need to impose on others. No need to control.
So meditation is unconditional in itself. You have actually found the free earth and are standing on it, and meditation happens.
Now when you emerge from meditation you will find all the people thinking they’re powerful and enjoying taking away everyone’s freedom around you have never known freedom, but you have known freedom and you are not fooled into playing into that struggle for more and more control. You have vanquished the slave in you. People will continue coercing you into doing the slave but the spirit of the slave is dead forever, you know better. They are the slaves because they live in fear. This isn’t to say that you won’t be anxious or worried about your beloveds. Sadly. The control over them will continue to cause you anguish and sadness, but you have seen the truth and it has set you free and no one can ever take it away from you.
and there is no going back, once you truly have power, you will not want to interfere, you will not want to impose, you will not want to be conditional, you will not have expectations, you will see that each person in their own right if they could all stop with the control and get with the real power, which is Liberty! well, we’d all be fine…
meditation will come upon you unexpectedly when you have found out that your thought is almost all control oriented, and the rest of your thoughts can live in freedom as well, meditation is does not mean you’re brain dead
so anyway try that, imagine that you are setting me free instead of yourself, watching my mind is fully as efficacious as watching your own when it comes to getting to freedom… people are always saying “let it go!” but there isn’t any way to do that… any more than we can let someone else go… it seems nonsensical doesn’t it? for me to put you into a meditative state
it’s equally nonsensical to put yourself into one… watch how you think you can control and know that you must not even want to consciously, there may even be an element of “i don’t deserve to be free”… you may have great opinions about how we can do better, and they might even be true in the context of the nowstanding structures which have created all the busyness which is the struggle to just survive, but the truth is: we are all truly Free as soon as we are free of control and full of the only viable actual power that there actually is.
and we’ll be good, we’ll be great, the free have given up malice and violence, it is seen for what it is, stupid and wrong, it isn’t possible for a free person to take another person’s freedom away from them, Freedom doesn’t have to try to be virtuous, or religious or purge the devil or any of that stuff… Liberty is Love
it sounds harsh to say that if you aren’t free, then you cannot Love… if there are any conditions, that it isn’t Love at all … until you look at the way the world is set up and you have to admit, for some reason we want Love and even more we want our Loved ones to have Love but we’re not doing a very good job at it… if it is what we all want so badly, then why is it that no one is getting what they want? it is because of the conditions … Freedom is without conditions. It just is. Sorry. Would you believe someone if you held a gun to their head and said “Tell me you Love me!” even if it were true you wouldn’t trust it.
so to say “unconditional Love” is redundant they are the same thing… i am not making a great demand of you… if i sound like pie-in-the-sky… you’re not Listening! sure i’d like to get all of us back to living in freedom on the Land… the thing is (and it’s a very big thing) you already are! you just don’t know it! FIND OUT! and have the courage to be yourself
no greater advice can i give: Be yourself!
ANYWAY i will probably delete this as soon as people start making me feel bad about it like happens a lot >>> for some reason it is considered a great revolution to be real and people would rather belittle me than speak at what i have said… so be it … i Love you all and will continue to hope for you will set me free and in so doing set the whole world free! it’s in your power… hell, it’s the only thing in your power