Once we put a label on something , we’re cursed and destined to suffer its consequences.
As soon as we put a name on something , it automatically becomes a trap. It develops into an entity we feel obligated to defend and protect. Whatever it is, either a person’s name, race, nationality, profession, or the name of an event, a place, or situation.
It automatically owns us . It can consume us. It can dictate our thoughts and behaviors. Whatever it is. It can become a reality , but only in our heads, which we will assume to be true until the end .
But do we have to? Are we truly destined to continue to believe the delusions we create in our heads? Is there an escape to this madness?
Our identities are an illusion. Our family names and traditions are also illusions. Patriotism, professionalism, morality, beauty , social classes, religion… they are all labels we put in our heads to try to make sense of this existence.
Truth. Faith . Right versus wrong. Order. Hierarchies. Freedom. Happiness. Meaning.
Everything can be questioned , as far as they are created in our heads. Everything can be changed and altered in our minds.
What is the purpose of our existence then? Purpose is yet another illusion.
What are we to do then?
The concept of “we” is also an illusion . “We” could mean a group of people , a crowd, a town, a country, human beings. Even different entities within one person. They are illusions .
If we get rid of all these illusions and start from zero, what do we have left?
Are we capable of denying ourselves at this level ?