The truth is that man’s desire for ultimate power over EVERYTHING has caused it to become mentally incarcerated by its own lusts. This has been a great and consistent issue since man has inhabited the earth and to this day, has further increased with each passing generation. Man binds itself tightly with the illusion of power and has placed much energy into capitalism as the proof of this.
Man wants all that it can never truly have, yet has created a world that is based on great and powerful illusions that those of us accept more and more with each technological innovation, each industrial breakthrough, each medical advancement and social explosion that usually derives from someone’s need to be admired, accepted, or followed by a mass of mental and emotional inmates who have been tried and convicted; not necessarily by others outside of themselves, to spend a lifetime of unfulfilled existence in the shadow of another’s misguided delusions.
We THINK as caged beasts waiting for the next scrap that will inform us what is popular, cool, socially acceptable, more powerful, faster, bigger, stronger, new and improved, enhanced or re-introduced as new. We see God as the fantasy and accept the rest as all there is because we have been thoroughly tricked into believing that this is it and there is no more. We don’t know, don’t want to know and have became used to the mind shackles that drag us further to our destruction.
Are we just sleep, or comatose, or half dead??? I think that each level mentioned is based on our level of understanding and acceptance. We are all prisoners in one area, yet free in others. For instance, I admit that I am bound by technology, yet am not in any way interested in reality television. My vice to technology is by choice, and like so many others, I have accepted the chains and convinced myself that they are either insignificant, not hurting anyone, or just not that bad. It is the Willie Lynch Syndrome gone awry (don’t know about the teachings of Willie Lynch? Take a moment to look it up)!
This is something that has been passed on like a plague for generations and we are continually expanding the facility of our inner confinement to unfounded levels. As long as we desire an outer freedom that we can control, we will further sacrifice the true freedom within ourselves.