All of 'this world' -- good, bad or indifferent -- is the result of a labeling in our 'thinking mind' that creates a sense of separation.
The faulty conclusions and identity we assume through our 'thinking mind' is called 'sin' in the Bible. Not because "we" do anything wrong, but because we lost touch with our true nature; we miss the mark.
Our thinking is a powerful tool, but not "me".
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Mr. Jesus tells us that we can overcome the faulty world which we render, entertain and suffer in our 'thinking mind'; the world of interrelated opposites, according to the capacity of our conditioned and limited mind.
But wait... where does "in me" point to, in the above scripture?
"Born from below" we know only what our senses report and our brain can understand; "born from above" we still walk the same Earth, but we see it with awe and fascination, more and more through the eyes of Love and Beauty. We sense and allow the Presence of Life, sOURce/Father -- the cause of the phenomena of life.
There is a thin layer of delusion, pride, shame, guilt, panic and despair that is like a cocoon; that seemingly cuts us off from witnessing the benevolent Presence/Spirit of Life.
What are we waiting for?
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."
I, Holger, am not claiming to be right or wrong, I just share because it feels right; please proof me wrong and it will be a win-win for you and me. Nobody wants to be stuck in faulty thinking or neurosis.
Ego is resistance, a bone-deep unaware defending of familiarity; it even makes us bite the hand that wants to feed us.
Our job is 'only' to "know the truth, and the truth will set you free".
It might seem impossible to allow the dropping of our self-entertained psychological identity in order to replace the one we believe to be with the one I am.
Discerning the difference can be very subtle; and there are strong inner forces that try everything to keep us in the grooves of our faulty thinking.
Our brave "ya but..." can be fun-da-mental, in understanding the mechanism of our own suffering. Who am I? ... beyond my limited identity, here and now?
Life is beautiful and precious,
independent of circumstances,
Thank you Roger!