When we come into this world, as clear as a crystal glass newborns are, our cognitive senses begin to create the mask, which we call a Person and it evolves through societal influences (we give direct output and receive an input response from the outer world).
Everything we are doing in life is being engraved in our neural network. Anything a person think they are, is the collection of experiences and memories in their brain. That is why it is very hard to look at yourself and others from the higher ground. We tend to think through our own experiences and it is very hard to obtain any knowledge of another person and understand them fully.
What does it mean to have a persona?
To begin with, human experience is a direct expression of life itself. It has a few parts: physical experience, mental experience and the collective oneness of everything at once. It is much easier to understand the concept dividing it into parts it contains.
Physical experience of a dual persona
Physicality deals with the visible electromagnetic light spectrum only we can see. It is all that we can touch, like a solid object, without going through it. It is very important to understand that the brain and many human functions have physical and metaphysical counterparts. The electricity that runs through our brains is not a physical experience, it can run through the physical objects and give them life.
In other words, what we think we are is just the memories and collections of experiences through our lives. When we ask ourselves “who are you exactly?”, it is obviously portrayed as a physical thing. What do you like, what is your occupation or what race you were born with. That is the physical mask of a person, that which is called the persona. It is a dual concept, as all physical things are.
When realization of duality occurs, it is very easy to analyze physical manifestations. In a person it manifests as a tunnel vision, one directional flow in life. Society condemns hypocricy as a bad thing, it endorses the straight thinking, the tunnel vision. You can agree on one thing, but cannot agree on the opposite – that is a part of the collective mask and our physical duality.
Mental experience of an emotional persona
Mental image of our persona manifests as an emotional flow through which we react. Emotions are the metaphysical electricity that runs through the physical duality. People usually react to occurances unconsciously and very emotionally, only realizing what they have done afterwards.
Not only you think that you like something so strong, but you react to defend it even harder. Just to aggressively prove that your point has value is to be scared to lose that part of the persona. Society is very afraid to lose that part which they identify with, the physical temporary collection of experiences and views they consist of. Emotions are the fuel to further the egotistic persona narrative and push your act as a person to domination in some way or another.
As bad as it sounds, mental experiences are very important. When making bad choices, it allows a person to leave a good counterpart of the experience. Physical persona alone would be too evil and dominate the conscience of a person to the extent of an egotistic blindness. Mentality allows for the self fixation, when the things go wrong or farther than you expect. It allows to look back and teach yourself what your physical ego had done wrong or right.
Collective persona and experience of one Self
The construct of this idea transcends life itself and allows us to observe from a higher ground. Physical experience is black and white, non hypocritical. Mental experience allows for hypocricy and self analysis and is non linear. Collective experience of one Self consist of all that there is and isn’t all at once.
When you have one person who likes something so hard they will defend their belief to the battlefield. And that is just because some experience through life proves them subjectively that this is the truth. It is very hard to provide an alternative for that person as long as they are not willing to be open for a discussion. It is a pure act of the physical persona fueled by the emotional experiences. Why it is so important to know?
Definition of Self – one that is irreplacable, immovable and acts through all the physical people (personas). Self is an invisible, undivided oneness that acts through different bodies and learns from itself through society. When we understand that persona is just a mask, and when we learn that we are the actors it is very easy to move on to the next subject.
Collective persona and the realization of one Self. It is a building block structure which is made of persona network. People who have strong persona are the actors through which that one Self realizes itself in the world stage. It is you, having conversation with another person, learning about yourself. Collective persona is a manifestation of Self through human progression toward the illumination and overcoming physicality.
In other words – when we say that by talking about something publicly we do an act of ‘self realization’, it is literally what it means. It is one of the top fulfillments we can do in life. We are all different physical parts of one Self, which is learning through us. You and me are of one. It is a physical dualistic principle and the limitation of it. We would not be able to see reality as it is if it were not for the duality. In order to understand who is “me” you have to have “you”. That is the collective persona through which Self experiences itself, and to become one, we would have to merge this physical world and lose our persona which would mean death to human experience.
Benefit of doubt and what do we gain from that
To conclude the idea it is best to provide a few ideas on why should we even bother exploring these topics. For the young seeker on a path of knowledge and understanding, it might be tricky to start with these ideas. For better or for worse, it is better to go on your own path and hold on your persona a little longer, because it is useful for your progress.
One of the scary ideas is that even if you are following the path of unbiased universal truth, it is an act of the persona too. Seeking the truth, better good in the world, even if it is for fellow human beings, is an egoistic experience. Truth is immovable, irreplacable, that which exists with or without You. That is why through the years of work it was concluded, that whatever models come and go, the idea of one Self is irreplacable. Most popular word for it is God. There have been many words to describe Self. You can even call it the Universe.
Human beings, however good or bad we are, come and go. It is the process of many acts which adds up to the collective network and its purpose is a collective illumination and loss of our physicality. Self is not physical and metaphysical, Self is singular and it can only understand itSelf through physical masks. That is why we are here, that is why success comes through collective effort.
If you want to know the game rules, lose the emotional and physical tunnel vision, be aware of black and white aspects and understand other people and flow of the events, be aware of the Self and learn about it. The key to illumination is not the chase for the truth, but to know how the game works and to make it better for those who are not yet awakened to the truth.
Keep in mind that every bad thing that happens in this world is the same as everything good that happens, because it is a part of the Self acting through different bodies. Without one we cannot have the other. Be aware of what you do not like. It might be the thing you most need at the moment to grow up.
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