An open sewer in Lublin, 1930s.
As long as there is a sense of a separate self, there is a sense of being better and worse than others. And there is also a stink, which is especially noticeable when we cling to a sense of being better than others.
This stink is quite noticeable in much of the integral world… In those who use integral theory to put others down and elevate themselves. In those who find it necessary to see themselves as second tier, and pronounce it to the world. In those who find no use, and not even a right to existence, in less-than-integral approaches that obviously fills a need for others – such as The Secret and the Law of Attraction.
It all comes from a lack of investigation.
Anything I see in others, is also here.
The more I see that, through my own investigation, in a finely grained way, in daily life, the less there is a sense of being better or worse.
There is just a human life being lived out. And anything I see in others, is also here.
On the surface, in my face to the world, there are certainly differences.
But in the vastness of the depth of who I am as a human, and what I am as awake emptiness, there is none… Just intimacy, connection, recognition, and even that is saying too much.
Julian at Zaadz is saying something about this: Second Tier? Get Over Yourself. A Brief Righteous Vent…. (Thanks to William Harryman at Integral Options Cafe for finding and linking to that post.)