The Human Game of Right and Wrong
Getting caught in the game of rightness and wrongness is a game that the ego grows in the presence of. When we believe in concepts like good and bad, we create an “othering” and a separation - a fragmentation in our reality. This fragmentation is an illusion of the mind that births the concept of “want” and “resist”. When we are wanting all to be right and good, we cannot accept our reality as it is because this reality has many experiences that may not fit in the category of right and good after we create the illusion of something being good or bad.
If we are in the experience of wanting and seeking then we are not in the experience of having. We then feel a longing for wholeness, not realizing that we are creating separation through the longing.
When we create an experience of separateness, we cannot accept our divine unity with all that is. This creates an experience of suffering as we long for perfection and resist all that is unlike perfection. Forgetting, that all that is, is us. A human mind has a hard time conceptualizing this because we identify with the physical reality. Because we look like a small human, separate from others, our mind creates a story of separateness. Our individual stories, perpetuate the experience of separation. How can I be you if I think, look and act different? Because we can’t perceive all that is all at once, we believe then that you and I must be different.
Ultimate perfection can only exist in the acceptance of all that is. If we only accept part, then we are rejecting anther part.
Perfection exists in wholeness, not in fragmentation. (Hence the sacred symbol of the Yin Yang)
We may play a game of “I will only accept opinions of others that are right and good based on my own personal belief of what I’ve decided is right and good.” Our beliefs are an illusion, passed down by a fragmented experience of this reality. It’s not bad or good that this happens, it just is how it is for now. We experience a fragmented version of this reality because in human form, we often aren’t able to perceive everything at once. We develop a belief system based on information others have passed down to us from their own fragmented belief systems. These systems contain and pass on different information influenced by variables such as age, religion, geographical location, sex, gender, class, education and so forth. Different stories of separateness that we either adopt or reject.
To understand the concept of perceiving wholeness, let’s simplify and imagine observing a cube box with different colours on each side. There are 6 sides and 6 colours : red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. If we were to look at the cube from one side, we may be able to see 3 colours at most : red, orange, yellow. If we aren’t able to get to the other side of the cube or move it around for a change in perception, we may never know that the cube has green, blue and purple as well. Thus there may be an argument between observers depending on the perspective they are observing the cube from. “This cube is quite red!” Vs “How could you think that?! This cube is quite clearly blue.” All the while, ignoring that this is one cube. The cube has been fragmented by the point of focus on the colours and by the difference in vantage points.
We believe in the illusion because that’s what seems to be true from our perspective.
To add to this, let’s imagine that inside the cube there’s a light and the inner walls are sparkly and pink. Someone that perceives the cube from this space may say “This cube is sparkly and pink!” All other perceivers from the outside saying “absolutely not! There are no sparkles on this cube. You’ve lost your mind!
It is impossible, from a human perspective, to see the whole cube all at once. We are always looking at it from one perspective that then eliminates our capacity to view the cube from the other vantage points.
This is how we can come to understand that our perspective of reality is fragmented because we are often incapable of seeing anything in it’s totality. And thus, we believe the illusion that separateness exists. We start to play a game of trying to prove that our personal perception is the correct one. If we are an orange perceiver, we may only want to hear from other orange perceivers because they validate our view of reality. It can be scary, confusing and unsettling to open up to the possibility that our reality is an illusion and so we invest a lot of energy into validating our perspective, thus strengthening our identification our personal world.
The ultimate truth is that you aren’t separate from the cube or from other perceivers.
It is in the illusion of this experience that we are tricked into the experience of separateness so that we can play the human game.
Or maybe not!