We must be completely normal people, who have our feet firmly planted on the ground, but ever aware that while we live in this world, we are not of it.
– from an introduction to an interview with Zlatko Sudac
This is another pointer that can be very helpful.
How sane, mature, wise and kind am I in a conventional sense? How do I appear to others? If they see something in me that is not sane, mature, wise or kind, what is the truth in it? Can I find it for myself?
Is there any reason to not appear sane, mature, wise and kind in this situation?
If something looks weird, what is going on? Am I acting on a belief there? Am I acting on a fixed viewpoint, identified with a role or identity?
And finally, what happens if I make pointer into a belief? If I use it to box in life?
What happens if I use it as a question only?
- completely normal
- appear sane, mature, wise, kind also in a conventional sense (nothing weird)
- live in, not of (appearances in form, but what we really are is not that)