Human beings are not able to experience reality as it is. We can only experience it through our senses, in the mind. We experience our thinking about what we call reality. We experience a chemical mix occurring in our brain. What we experience is our own unique perception of reality.
Who are we trying to impress then? We are trying to impress our own idea. We are trying to impress our own idea which we have about the idea we think other people have about us.
We are trying to impress our own idea which we have about the idea we think other people have about us.
And then we act accordingly, we either feel inferior or superior, entirely based on our own thought processes. Other people have really no say into that.
In essence, nobody can make us feel the way we don’t think. (Michael Neill)
I mean, seriously. There is a person standing in front of you doing sounds. You hear those sounds and identify them as a language in your mind and attach appropriate pictures to them. Also in your mind. You do all that.
We are really just trying to impress ourselves. Yet, we cannot impress our own selves.
Our self, cannot be impressed. We are our self.
We are our self, or we are trying to impress our self. There is no other way.
Our self cannot be impressed. Certainly not by our own self.
Let go of your desperate attempt to impress your idea about yourself. There is no one to impress. Literally.
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