Authority figures

 

In Unfindable Inquiry sessions (Living Inquiries), I first go through a few layers of images, words and sensations, and see that’s what they are.

Then, sometimes when scanning to see if I can find what I am looking for (today it was “headache”), a picture of my parents and other authority figures shows up.

They look at me intently, say it’s there, and quietly (or not so quietly) judge me as crazy for considering anything else.

There is also sometimes anger since they have told me these things, and for their judgment.

This is one of the “guardians of the treasure”, one of the ways the mind holds itself back from seeing and recognizing what’s more real than our assumptions. My parents and authority figures told me it’s here, it’s a headache, so who am I to question it?

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