REMEMBERING the past was originally meant as a tool for survival, then later as an aid to ease the everyday running of a physical life, but sometime during man’s early evolution, this ability to remember seemed to acquire a mind of its own – an entity that we now call the ego. The ego does not really exist, rather it’s more of a mental disorder.
WHEN MAN was first created, he was given a memory. It was an essential component for the survival of the human species. Without it our race would have become extinct within a very short time. To help man survive in a then alien world, he needed to remember what happened in the past, both to him personally and to the species as a whole.
EVENTUALLY our ego must succumb to the ravages of time and although we may be kicking and screaming all the way to the threshold, we must finally face the light outside – which for our ego means death and oblivion – but not to our true selves. In truth we have experienced the end of myriad lifetimes and so physical death holds no threat to our continuation.
HARKING back to our librarian, should she ever dare venture outside of her library, she would find herself in a very strange place, a place where she has never been before. No longer having access to her trusted reference books of the past, she would feel very vulnerable, exposed and in danger.
OUTSIDE of our ego’s library is outside of our mind. We have never been ‘out of our mind’ and as long as we believe we are our ego, the person we think we are, we will never take that momentous, life changing step. Why? Because outside of our mind everything is new, fresh and dynamic – and very, very scary, because it is unknown.