From the onset and upon entering the world of this earth, one is given an impression of incompleteness. One gets presented with a mindset, whose premise is that only if they attain or acquire some type of social position or object, only then can they be complete. On top of that, upon entry into this world, one is already presented with the notion of guilt. It is assumed that, unless one goes through some sort of rituals without their consent, everyone is having sinned even long before they were conceived.
It is also worth noticing that all these efforts and attempts are made to alter the natural state of mind and being. To capture it before it unfolds into its natural potential of seeing the world for what it truly is. So much time and resources are invested in gearing one towards a path of predetermined outcomes. This will happen in such a way that it is presented as if it is truly in the interest of one’s own good. Funny enough, one simply conforms without any investigation because when one is young, they take it for granted and spend the rest of their time in this dimension, trying to become instead of being.
This is the very notion that translates in every area of an individual’s life. To believe and take it for granted that what is presented to them in the news or said by a preacher and politician is genuine. For that reason, one simply lets their guard down and trust in the words of another wo/man. It can even go as far as that, through emotional manipulation and the adage of brainwash, one drops their thinking cap and mentally indulge in trivial activities to pass the time. This kind of existential neglect covertly disempowers the individual by handing their mental fortress into the hands of one of their kind. It may also highly place one in the realm of oblivion where, in the trust of unconditionally placing one’s life in care of another, blinds the eyes even to the obvious flaws.
All these ideologies, beliefs and notions are nothing but a distraction. They are devices carefully sculpted to foil the powerful force of nature that behests every individual. In other words, it is an old trick and trap that even old dogs fall victims to. It is a distraction from not only a realisation of what makes a human what they truly are but also to put out the light so that the world continues to self-destruct on the path that leads to darkness.
It is also a distraction from the truth that one already is and has everything that they are searching for. The set up is that one is made to believe that happiness and bliss can only be achieved by searching for it outside themselves. This, from the get-go, places one on an endless and exhaustive illusion of searching for fulfilment.
This happens that one may find themselves at the end of earthly life without only having tasted a drop of everything they were promised they would attain if only they do this and that. That may also then become the moment of the realisation that it was all a lie and everything they believed was only a means to an end. They would realise that the reason they have never felt complete is because everything they have ever searched for was always there with them.
That, if only they could have taken the time to question and investigate, then they would have realised they came into this world complete. That, if there were any place they should search for fulfilment, peace and happiness, it would be nowhere but withing themselves.
By Karlos TheGreat
Uncommon Sense is published every Friday in the New Era newspaper with contributions from Karlos Naimwhaka.