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The Lie of Reaching

Reaching for anything becomes your prison, but the thing reached for is only the sentence, the prison is the lie the Conditioned Mind creates that tells you what you reach for is needed to make life better…

The reality of our internal and external world is impermanence and because of this when there is reaching there has to be suffering. Suffering is directly related to what you reach for and how tight the hold. This is a natural phenomenon of life, but since the nature of impermanence can’t be changed, the only way for the suffering not to occur is to learn how not to reach for things. You can still enjoy all that life has to offer, but if true liberation is to be experienced reaching will have to fall away. I say fall away because many reach to not reach and thus stay attached to the their suffering. Letting go isn’t really a doing, it’s why many remain entrapped to the bondage of self. If true liberation is to be experienced, there will have to be awareness of the conditioned ideas, concepts, and beliefs that are in control. Few have this willingness because of the conditioning in place to stop this reaching, hence the need to reach for something constantly rears its ugly head causing suffering.

You reach because the conditioning in place tells lies. This lie is exposed when the reaching stops; that’s how truth is revealed. It’s not a truth that can be explained because the moment you reach for an idea, concept, or belief, a lie is formed; this is why in stillness truth is revealed. All that I know today and it’s not much, has been revealed to me in stillness. To truly stop reaching it has to be seen reaching is a lie. If this isn’t seen the reaching continues along with its associated suffering. This moment needs no idea, concept, or belief to be, if you can see this, reaching naturally lessens because the Now exist free of any lie and without the lie there is simply no need to reach…