The beautiful thing about reality and truth is that once a person summons the courage to open his or her mind to reality, and rescind his ego’s all-access pass, and sees desire and self-regard not as the bringer of happiness, but as the exact cause of suffering, then there is absolutely nothing ‘the system’ can do to control him any longer.
The beautiful thing about reality and truth is that once it is accepted and realized, one sees just how weak the system really is, and how the power that comes with being free of the system is limitless.
Most people who live in the system, in ‘the Matrix,’ are controlled by their ignorance, weakness, greed, and most especially, by their fears. They fear reality and freedom more than anything, and that fear pervades all of their beliefs, assumptions, and prejudices. This is the hardest fight of all, for I am fighting for the freedom of those who do not yet want to be free. It is a long road, and I can only be a part of the struggle, but I cannot help but do what I can so that I may contribute what I can to this most worthy of causes. I oppose the system, and I will resist, resist, resist!
The more I learn and understand, the more I realize that truth is on my side. By that I mean that the best, and possibly only, way to help people free themselves is to help them to realize and accept that, deep down, they really do want it. This is tied to the fact that, deep down, we all—every single person who has ever lived—have wanted the same things. We all want happiness and love; we want to be loved for who we really are, and we want to be able to love. While many people may agree with this, the difference between walking a path of true awakening and self-delusion rests on one’s understanding (or misunderstanding) of what love and happiness really are. It’s funny, but while everyone wants to be happy, while everyone wants love, when they are confronted with the fact that they need to ‘fire’ their egos to get there, people resist and protest.
So many people’s happiness and enlightenment hinges on their conditioned and assumed dualistic way of seeing themselves and the world around them.
From my personal notes, 7/17/00