The psychology I have studied had to do with the human mind. It had to do with the 'becoming-process' and now, after years of study and training, I come across 'Being' as its opposite. I am confused. Can you clarify Being for me?
As you already know we are a human being. This is an undeniable fact. However, what is hardly ever known is that the human is opposite Being. Being is when 'you BE!' You are in your Being when you are relaxed, happy, unself-conscious, clear, simple, innocent, without an agenda or time-consciousness. This is your natural state when you are happy, contented and fully 'yourself.'
Since we live in a world of 'becoming' then we strive for success, power, accomplishment and even for happiness through the world of form. This, inevitably, brings dissatisfaction, inner emptiness as if something is missing and so we become addicted to anything that offers us a momentary respite from our egoic strivings. This temporarily fulfilment then becomes an addiction whether it is cigarette smoking, coffee drinking, drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, pleasure seeking or simply TV watching and incessant negative thinking. Why negative thinking when it is not a pleasure? Negative thinking is fear of not getting what we want, even though we don't really know what we truly want.
What we all want is Being but as yet are not aware of this simple fact. It is only through Being that we experience inner joy, fulfilment and our true nature. How can we ever know peace unless we know who we are? Yet Being is not an object. Being is simply BEING -- an allowing, a letting-go of mental seeking, a relaxation with what-is, an openness of heart.
See the video right here and really listen. Who knows, you might get a glimpse of your true Being!!
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