Truth #️⃣39: Courage to be real
My son always asks me if I am "for real". He typically asks me that when I'm inventing a story, but it inspires me to be real in situations he (or I) am shy about being real. No fronts, no facades. Just me being me. I hope it instills the mindset in him that the only inhibition to being yourself is your projection of what others thinks. If my hopes are dashed and he doesn't learn, at least I am having a lot of fun being the first guy on the dance floor. ------------------------------------------
I will remember to be real.
🙏❤ If you are interested in the thought of Ramana Maharshi you can follow me on my profile facebook : Alessandro Longi❤There is "you" and "he". If through the search for the truth of "I", "I" ceases, you will cease "you" and "he" and shine like the One. This is the natural state of one's being.🙏Asking "Who am I?" Inside the mind, and reaching the heart, the self collapses. At the same time the true "I" appears (like "I" "I"), and although it manifests itself as "I" it is not the ego, but the true being.❤Silence is unmistakable eloquence, the state of grace rising from within.❤Primary substance whose essence is the silence that I am.❤Your duty is to be: and not to be this or that.❤Ramana Maharshi❤🙏💙🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
💙Se sei interessato al pensiero di Ramana Maharshi puoi seguirmi sul mio profilo facebook : Alessandro Longi🙏Esistendo l’ “io” esiste anche “tu” ed “egli”. Se attraverso la ricerca della verita’ dell’ “io”, l’ “io” cessa, cesseranno anche “tu” ed “egli” e brilleranno come l’Uno. Questo è lo stato naturale del proprio essere.💙Domandando “Chi sono io?” dentro la mente, e raggiungendo il cuore, l’ io crolla. Contemporaneamente il vero “io” appare (come “io” “io”), e che, benché si manifesti come “io”, è non l’ego, bensì il vero essere. 🙏Il silenzio è ľ impareggiabile eloquenza, lo stato di grazia che sorge dalľ interno💙La sostanza primordiale la cui essenza è il silenzio quello sono io🙏Il tuo dovere è quello di essere : e non di essere questo o quello.💙Ramana Maharshi
Dear males, “me too” is not yours. “Me too” is for you to admit wrong doing. “Me too” is a wake up call.
I’m a straight white male. I am part of the problem. Acknowledgement is no where near enough. I strive to make every action I commit to be better than the one before, to be better than those who raised me, to be better than those around me. Sometimes I fail, sometimes I get depressed, sometimes I stop and feel it’s too much. I get up I move forward and start again to make every motion better. Details aren’t needed, the past is just that, but that does not make the thoughts and vision go away. What was done to me I have worked to quell. What was done to me I work to undo in myself and others.
I was slow at falling in love, mainly due to being raised by a single mother, mainly due to being abused by an alcoholic father. A father who took 44 years to say happy birthday on my birthday, a father which I have no room to forgive. I don’t take the animals I rescue back to the hoarder, breeder, vivisector, slaughterer, just to give a hug to. I don’t see a reason I should do that to myself.
As much as all that is blaming a past generation, I am still the problem. I am still straight white and male. That in and of itself is not the problem as much as all that straight white males have done to cause these problems. Privilege and dominance are the cursed backbone of many cultures. To reverse that we must work together, but most importantly we must listen to those who have been adversely affected by the structure of patriarchy. Down with patriarchy, forever in revolution! #vegan#govegan#patriarchy#rebel#resist#revolt#rebuild#humanliberation#animalliberation#totalliberation#liberation#giveback#givemeback#forothers#fortheloveofall#fortheloveof#forthelove