Sunday, 17 January 2010
Why the angst?
This question has answers but, more important, it is rhetorical. The answers may bring understanding, which will leave us with what the rhetorical question is saying.
The angst is the result of resisting the flow of life. It comes from fighting with the whole, with the way things are. It creates a sense separation and feeds off it.
It is a form of madness. We are responsible for our own sanity and the angst can teach us this. When we have had enough of living with it, or when we see that our life is rushing past, we can let go of the angst.
We can surrender to oneness, be accepting of life as it is, and the anguish will disappear.
The angst is also a function of society. It keeps people unnerved, uprooted, living in fear.
It severs us from ourselves and makes us easier to manage. Much easier. We do insanely stupid and childish things to avoid who we are and do what we are told.
We believe all sorts of nonsense and build walls around ourselves that become our source of torment.
It is as an individual that you wake up and become aware. The collective follows. The solution to the angst is inner calm through awakened consciousness, brought to bear on outer encounters.
The angst is for the lack of a better knowing of who we are. When we know, there is no cause for anxiety of any kind.
The angst is all an extension of the single basic fear of death. Death is more life than life is! It is inevitable, happening every moment, happening right now. It makes being alive possible.
Die while you are still alive and you are free.
Find the fear and surrender it. Accept life as it is. The angst subsides. There is no need for it. It is a fiction. Die to the moment and create with love.
Why the angst?