Living Life According to Conditioning
Who you are is, now (this of course is obvious that your areness is arising now).
You cannot hide from this fact. In fact, it is the only fact that you have of yourself. You do not know anything else. You simply are.
It is here before your belief system runs wild over the top of it. Your imagination and your belief are one and the same. They both have you not seeing things as they are and they both have you attempting to redefine the motion of life into a movement of your own creation - the results being ones of pain and suffering, for it could not be otherwise.
If you were to investigate into what is true of you you will find that you live a life according to your conditionings, your upbringing, what you were taught by others - who were also taught by others in a similar manner.
In other words, the whole basis of your life is a "hand-me-down." You are doing what you are doing because you were told to. You never stopped to see whether what was taught to you was true or not.
The only fact you have of yourself is that you are. All the rest is chewing gum, sellotape, number-8-wire and blue-tack. You do not get the time to investigate because you are too busy with trying to clothe, feed and shelter who you think you are and your family.
Even if you did have "free time" you would not know what to do with yourself. There is no shortage of distraction to keep you occupied, to keep you from investigating just who it is that you truly are. No matter what you manage to "attain" for yourself it finally turns to custard.
No matter how many times you "fall in love" you manage to "fall out of love" again. None of your experiences can hold you in elation for very long. The elation always wears off leaving you with the unfulfillment that you have forever attempted to avoid feeling.
You are not who you think you are and who you have been taught to be. Who you are is the very "aliveness" that you can never escape from because it is who you are - right now. It is flowing through your eyes right now.
About the Author: Elysha, a Heart Master who awoke as the heart on the 8th May 1992 in Wellington, New Zealand, currently spends most of His time at The Elysium Ashram in Patea in the North Island of New Zealand. http://www.elysha.org/self.html