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The Walls That Divide Us

Updated on September 4, 2011

The Walls That Divide Us

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Imprisonment is a state of mind, for we are all imprisoned. We reside within the walls of the self-constructed limits of our beliefs. What we see as obstacles are the doubts of our understandings, the cracks within the foundations of being, our fears.

Perception is the orchestrator of doubt, the vacillating view of reality, always searching for more precision, more proof. But proof exists only within the experience of belief; a conundrum of magnitude. Belief allows the unveiling of truth, the clear-cut opportunity to see it in action, the mechanics of which give foundation.

Circumspect, one must learn the difference between the truth revealed and the truth understood, for the greatest trap is self-deception. When we want to believe, we create by transference a false reality, an acceptable result. That then becomes a truth of which we imprison ourselves, and become bound by its limits.

Accepting truth is a state of mind that allows change, allows evolving belief. For it is in flux, because we are not perfect beings and our perceptions are restricted by a myriad of conditioning, all of which imprison us to some extent.

Freedom develops from accepting walls, our inadequacies and their affect on our views. When we allow ourselves to disengage definitive thinking, we open our minds to possibility and therefore invite expansion and the better understanding of truth. Dogma has no place within an open mind and is therefore a cause of our imprisonment.

True freedom exist in the present, the now. It is a constant but second by second experience, the flow of which is its purest experience. Once one joins this flow in life, truths are within reach and the walls of imprisonment cannot exist. Thoughts here seek not to judge, not to find reasons for belief, but simply observe life unfolding. This process belays the action of finding meaning in life’s construct. Rather, one resides within the flow and realises the potentials of what ‘is’ and follows with an open mind, abandoning limits.

The limits of belief are obvious in a world of conflict and disharmony; the walls of division causing opposing beliefs and judgement. Harmony cannot exist within a world without foundation and acceptance of difference. The walls we construct around ourselves are bad enough, but the walls of limit that exists with group belief, whether it be religious, political or racial, are impenetrable. This is the status quo.

Belief gives structure to life, a way to accept and express our existence. The problem remains that with a definitive belief comes the limits bound by its nature. Giving freedom to the dogmas of understanding and allowing the possibility of open-ended thinking must prevail if humanity is to ever find peace. Difference can co-exist within the minds of people without being contentious. It is the walls of limitation that cause us to judge one against another.

Acceptance must find our hearts, without judgement, without believing that we are somehow superior because of our truth, our race, colour or creed. What we choose to believe is our choice and should not be questioned by anyone else. Without dogma there would be no disharmony, no contention. If we learned to deconstruct our walls of imprisonment and accept that our perceptions are always in flux, we could allow change in our lives. Then what we wanted could come to fruition. Peace could finally prevail.


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      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for your comment Stigma31. The walls I'm discussing are not to do with protection, but limitation. A free mind can determine outcomes far better than a conditioning driven,limited one.

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      7 years ago from Kingston, ON

      We build walls everyday, not only because of our truth, our race, colour or creed, but to protect ourselves from the harshness of the world. There would be no life without fear. We just need bigger walls to surround everyone. The best way to build these walls is for everyone to help one another. But beware within every one of our truths, our races, colours or creeds, there is evil lurking.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading and your comment Apostle Jack

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      Apostle Jack 

      7 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      The walls in time shall be torn down.


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