Where does this sense of individuality come from? We see ourselves as having distinctly separate bodies existing in space and time. This physically sensorial and limited observation conditions us until it becomes perception. When we perceive ourselves as individuals we come to own things, we are stolen from, insulted, we fear, we hate and we suffer.
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I’ve been listening to a talk given by Eckhart Tolle and thinking about the nature of conditioning. The question is – how can a human being enjoy personal freedom and really live life instead of stumbling through life asleep at the wheel? In the general conditioned state of human beings the weight of the past largely dictates the perception of available choices in the present moment. Or even worse, the individual is almost completely supplanted as the past continues to repeat in the robotic continuation of patterns.