"At low levels of duality, the parody we occupy with the story we keep in place is funny."
Reality depends on the lie duality is real to fill time with drama. All the drama in your life is a function of duality, and that’s funny if there is no such thing.
No one can play the part of a victim without a firm grip on the lie duality is real. The key signature of victim is grudge; that a real someone did a real someone wrong. Once you assemble this story, you are off and running to play the part of a ‘tragic figure.’ The assumption you are one requires duality to defend the lie your grudge is valid.
If truth includes the fact there is no such thing as duality, what part of your story is true? Isn’t this the problem? Time displays the sum of what you do, say, think, and feel to keep our grudge in place as real; to keep the lie in place duality is real so you can play the part of a victim. Because the whole structure is bogus, you fall prey to doing the same things, “over and over again, expecting a different result.” Time displays the repetitious pattern of behavior we keep in place to document the fiction ‘something is wrong with us.’ If you remove the story you are stuck in, is there anything wrong with anyone?
Grudge comes in all sizes, depending on the intensity of our dualistic story. As grudge grows, our portrayal as a ‘tragic figure’ grows, from living in a small, part time bubble of self pity, all the way to sociopathic rage, resulting in bizarre forms of revenge. The news at night heralds these stories, with all the grim details of how victims in grudge got even with someone, even innocent bystanders.
It’s no surprise that the victim parody is the centerpiece of almost everyone’s story. Check it out. Who do you know that doesn’t defend the fiction duality is real with some level of grudge? The origin of the grudge may reside in the unconscious mind, but reality is the setting in which it manifests. It shows up as defensiveness, inferiority, superiority, self deprecation, fault finding, hyper-reactivity, taking sides, the blame game, and endless forms of retribution. As duality grows, grudge grows, and as grudge grows our behavior becomes increasingly subjective, irrational, delusional and inappropriate. In the extreme, someone views ‘getting fired’ as ‘the last straw’ that triggers tragedy. In the extreme, ‘getting even’ defends the lie duality is real to the bitter end.
At low levels of duality, the parody we occupy with the story we keep in place is funny. There is nothing wrong with you and you keep grudge in place to maintain the fiction something is wrong with you. Our addiction to the victim parody fills time with the drama we refer to as “life.” The question is, what else could we do in time if we were liberated from the fiction duality is real? You would think we would be delighted to find out that the only thing ‘wrong’ with us is our dependence on the fiction duality is real to play the part of a ‘tragic figure.’ The seeing of this often triggers real humor, but, as a rule, we are extremely reluctant to find out that the identity we occupy, day in and day out, depends on the fiction duality is real. Time accurately displays how we defend our precious identity. Perhaps, ultimately, this is what time is good for!
Identity, or what we keep in place to play the part of a specific someone, like a ‘tragic figure,’ depends on the lie duality is real to defend the concept of ‘differences.’ We strive to stand out as separate and unique from the ‘others,’ and what drives this is the fear that the defense of ‘differences’ is futile. Which is it? Are we different (duality), or the same (non duality), filling time defending the fiction we are different?
Did you scan your history for the origin of duality? What part of time defends the lie you are a victim, and how much does time feature you reiterating this story in the name of identity? Now wonder what you would do with time if you found out your story preempts enjoying time minus the defense of your story. Time is innocent, but we fill it with the defense of the fiction duality is real. If time could talk, it might say, “stop infecting the present with your addiction to the fiction your story about the past is real.”
You can watch how you fill time with duality: it includes anything you do, say, think or feel that defends the lie negativity (duality) is valid. Negativity defends the lie we are separate, which, in the extreme, makes love almost impossible.
What are the odds we can solve problems as long as we fill time with the lie duality is real? History is a record of doing the same things, “over and over again,” hoping it’s possible to prove duality is real. Significant change is possible, but it can’t happen until we stop filling time with the defense of the lie duality is real. Are we friends, or are we “enemies?”