Grand Opus: The End of Shadows 0007
Chapter Two: The Effective Route or Not
B. The General Good
In all things there are multiple doors
but a single point of balance.
There is a commonality to all circumstances
in that they are all perceived passively.
We do not birth ourselves;
we do not validate our own experiences
and can never know if we are awake
or dreaming, and so for this reason
treat all circumstances with equal respect.
In this way, we are passive to all things
and it is that which surrounds us
which is our active teacher at all times.
Do not seek to dominate
but rather seek to effectively explore.
Shame comes from the illusion
that who we are is somehow diminished
by subjectification of our being.
Likewise, guilt is accumulated
by our objectifying that which we meet.
That which seeks to disown us
has yet to integrate with us,
and that which we take for granted
has yet to be integrated by us.
In every circumstance then seek
the intimacy needed to integrate,
to become one with all things.
To do less is to be less than all.
If I dominate you I will bury you alone,
but if I integrate with you, we together
can do much in the world.
You are my unknown self. Likewise,
I am your unknown self.
Together, we are one. This is the highest good.
Mad men and simpletons are also us.
We are fools to believe, and it is so simple
that we fail to realize the notion of intimacy.
If you learn to recognize yourself in the face
of everyone you meet, my Progeny,
you will have conquered your own self-hatred,
for acceptance is the end of annoyance.
In all things, attend to your own beginning,