Sunday, August 2, 2009

Beyond Voluntary Simplicity

Imagine a rainbow that needed to be told that it was beautiful, that needed to be told it was the most beautiful of all rainbows, that needed to be told it was special. That's the kind of image the ego holds for itself.

Because the ego is an image, a bundle of self defining concepts, unnecessary things are needed to support it. It seeks compliments. It seeks entertainment. It creates complexity in its effort to support the image.

However, as the ego dissolves and recedes into the background, all the energy that went into defense and self promotion becomes unnecessary. No need to try and drop effort, there is nothing left to support any effort. Effortlessness is what is left.

When understanding comes, simplicity has an appeal that it didn't have before. It's like the mother bird, finding her nest empty.

4 comments:

Venk At Ease said...

" No need to try and drop effort, there is nothing left to support any effort. Effortlessness is what is left. "

the above hit me deeply..Beautiful.Thanks for giving me this insight

Maury said...

After a number of deep hits, who will be left to be hit deeply?

Seems like you are on a roll, Venk. Earnestness will have results.

Venk At Ease said...

Thank you.. Silence is deepening...Every morning i get up and see i have lost some aprt of me.. little bit by little bit.. Of late your threads have been of immense help .I am greatful

blogwithoutaname said...

there is nothing left right now. the nest is empty,
the mother bird is feeling desolate,
in time even that will fall away,

thank you,

in light,
lune x