Living from the oneness I am is respectively impossible & inevitable (and that’s not a paradox)

It’s impossible for me to fully live from the oneness I am, and it’s also inevitable.

That’s not a paradox since they point to two different things.

IMPOSSIBLE TO FULLY LIVE FROM THE ONENESS I AM

I find myself as consciousness AKA oneness, and it’s possible for me to imagine how it would look to consistently live from and as that recognition of oneness.

At the same time, it’s impossible for me to fully do it in real life. My human self has too many biases, hangups, issues, identifications, and traumas. My perception and life will always be colored by these.

That’s OK. It’s understandable and natural. It’s a process. There is always further to go.

More parts of my psyche can heal and align more closely with oneness consciously recognizing itself. More painful beliefs can be identified and examined. There is always more maturing, learning, and exploration happening.

IMPOSSIBLE TO NOT LIVE FROM AND AS THE ONENESS I AM

It’s also impossible to not live from and as the consciousness and oneness I am. It happens whether I notice or not and is independent of how my human self is.

To me, my human self happens within and as the consciousness and oneness I am. The consciousness I am forms itself into it all, including the hangups and trauma, and my human self living from these hangups and trauma.

THE RICHNESS IN IT

There is a beauty here. It’s rich. It’s endlessly fascinating.

Life set the stage for this richness. In this case, life (consciousness AKA divinity) sets the stage for an endless exploration of itself through and as the richness of who and what we are – our human self in the world and the consciousness we more fundamentally are.

TWO DIFFERENT THINGS

What I write about above are two different things.

One is consciously living from and as oneness recognizing itself. This is filtered through a human self that has biases, hangups, and so on, so it will be imperfect according to how we may imagine it.

The other is what inevitably and always happens. The consciousness and oneness we are always live through and as this human self whether we notice or not (and for as long as this human self is around!).

WHEN PARADOXES ARE NOT PARADOXES

As hinted at above, this may appear as a paradox but they are really two different things.

It appears as a paradox because of language. We can present it in a way that uses language to present it as if it’s a paradox. This happens if we stay at the level of mental abstractions.

If we come from immediate noticing, we see it’s really two different things and we can talk about and present it as two distinct things. Here, there is no paradox.

In my experience, that’s how most apparent paradoxes are. It may look like a paradox if we are in language and abstractions, and when we look a little more closely, it’s separated out into two or more distinct things and the apparent paradox falls away.

Image by me and Midjourney


INITIAL DRAFT

WHO AND WHAT WE ARE: IN ONE SENSE, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO LIVE FROM MY NATURE, AND IN ANOTHER SENSE IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO NOT DO IT

It’s impossible to fully live according to our nature. Our human self has too many hangups, issues, identifications, and traumas. It will always be colored by our biases and hangups.

It’s also impossible to not live from and as it. We do it whether we notice or not, and whether we want or not.

There is a beauty here. It’s rich. It’s endlessly fascinating.

As what we are, we are consciousness, oneness, and – in a sense – love. Our human self cannot completely and fully and always live as oneness and love. It will always be colored by biases, culture, personal experiences, hangups, issues, and so on. That’s completely fine and natural. It’s how it’s all set up. And we can continue to explore how to live more fully as what we are, and invite more of our human self to come onboard and align itself more with it.

At the same time, our human self is always an expression of what we are. To me, my human self happens within and as what I am. It cannot be any other way. It’s always that way, whether I notice or not. The consciousness I am forms itself the experience of this human self and the wider world. It forms itself into how my human self perceives and functions in the world. It’s inevitable.

In one sense, it’s impossible for my human self to completely live from and as the oneness I more fundamentally am. In another sense, it’s unavoidable since my human self happens within and as what I am.

This is not a paradox since it’s two different things.

It appears as a paradox if we are in abstractions instead of immediate noticing, or if we wish to present it as a paradox or express it in sloppy language. It’s not a paradox if we look a little more closely and with a little more clarity and discernment.

Even if my human self is relatively healthy and mature, and the different parts of my psyche seem aligned with a oneness consciously recognizing itself, there is always further to go. There will be more parts of me that can align more closely with oneness. It’s an ongoing process of maturing, learning, and exploring.

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