This is a good starting point to establish how we are now and what defines us, the flaws, the negativity especially and the domestication that resides within us, that maybe harming us and holding us back, as well as limiting our creativity and potential. As a rule our biggest critic is ourselves but often these perceptions of self are or have been augmented by the perceptions others have of us and informed us of, or have heard by way of rumour. These perceptions others have of us are often completely wrong and merely reflect their own flaws that they wish to impose on us. The reality when we truly look within and study ourselves fully, without the preconceptions we find quite surprisingly a whole different person. The reality is though that we have to be honest with ourselves and ask the big questions like, ‘do i love myself?’, ‘do I feel that I am good enough?’, ‘are the views and opinions I hold my own? Or are they views adopted to fit in to my peer group or family and friends?’. Now the trick is being honest when answering this after thinking and pondering deeply on these questions, because not being honest about the answers is tantamount to lying to yourself and continuing the deception of this illusory self that you have been domesticated into believing and accepting. The truth is your authentic self free of media and educational institutionalised self, free of the religious and political restraints is a being that Stripped back seeks to be loved and to love, to be cared for and to care, to live in peace. The reality is however we have been made to fear and with fear comes mistrust, a lack of tolerance and compassion that leads to hate and xenophobia, and causes divisions amongst people and that inevitably leads to acts of violence, terrorism and even war. We are all responsible for this event though we are ignorant of why. The knowledge however that we gain from finding the true answers within us, the abdication of responsibility will no longer be acceptable, and we will be held accountable for not willing to change our ways for the betterment of life and humanity. This is what many describe as an awakening, a realisation of our authentic conscious self, that ultimately causes us to see the truth in everything. Once this awakening occurs it is almost impossible to no longer remain in this state and if we go with it and build on it we can bring about a transition to transcendence.
The path and transition to transcend our being relies heavily on our ability to establish at our core the unconditional love for self and all things though. Without learning to grow and build up this aspect of being all else is futile. We need to find ways of eliminating the largely negative thoughts, actions and beliefs if we are to overcome the fear, hate, intolerance and anger that often dominates our lives and creates the destructive ego driven beings that we see plaguing humanity today and which is taking us closer to the brink of our own extinction, while taking all other species with it.