See ourselves in others

We see ourselves in others… 

So when what I am is awake to itself here, there is a recognition that all is already awake. Sometimes it notices. (When a human self functions within the context of what we are as awake to itself.) And sometimes not. (When a human self functions within the context of what we are as not awake to itself.) There is a clear practical difference, but all happening with all as already awake to itself.  

When what I am is awake to itself, all is recognized as already awake, whether it notices or not. 

And if what we are is not awake to itself, we may take awakening and delusion as much more solid and polarized whether it happens here, in this human self, or there, in other human selves. 

Similarly, when what we are is awake to itself, we notice that there is only a pretending to take stories as true. Delusion is only a game. Sometimes it is noticed. (When what we are is awake to itself, and functions through a human self.) And sometimes not. (When what we are is not awake to itself.) 

So when what we are is awake to itself, and this human self functions within that context, there is a recognition that in other human selves there is – at most – a pretending to believe in stories. To them, those beliefs may appear very true and substantial. But here, they are recognized as only pretending.

I will of course take into account that for them, those beliefs seem real. I can meet them where they are. But I will also recognize that they are really pretending. I know they can notice. And there is no need to take it too seriously. 

Draft…

We see ourselves in others…

So when what I am is awake to itself here, there is a recognition that all is already (and always) awake. Sometimes it notices. (When a human self functions within the context of what we are as awake to itself.) And sometimes not. (When a human self functions within the context of what we are as not awake to itself.) There is a clear practical difference, but all happening with all as already awake to itself. 

Similarly, there is a recognition that there is only a pretending to take stories as true. Whether what we are is awake to itself or not, there is always only a pretending to take stories as true. Sometimes we notice. (We recognize the pretending.)  And sometimes not. (The stories seem true and the beliefs substantial.)

When what we are is not awake to itself, the difference between awakening and mistaken identity can seem very real and substantial, whether it happens in this or other human selves. And stories seem true and substantial, whether they are believed in here in this human self, or in other human selves. It all seems very serious. There is reason for drama. 

Initial outline…

  • awake or not
    • already awake, only don’t always notice
    • not awake (take as more solid)
  • pretend or not
    • recognize that just pretend
      • b/c I do that (they may not realize it themselves, though)
    • or think actually believe it
      • overlook the pretend part, b/c don’t recognize that from themselves (yet)

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