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Illusions of Self
Illusions of Self
By Tony DeLorger © 2013
Illusions abound in our moments of thought,
distracting us from a plethora of veiled truths,
always placed ironically at arms length,
and obvious to a mind focused on a selfless reality.
Too often we bend to the shallow and potent whims of advantage,
when reality itself hides reluctantly in the shadows,
hoping for recognition and the purity of action,
rather that the reactive ravings of ego.
Without the consideration of self advantage,
strategies fall from consciousness,
and the blindness that accompanies ill-focussed greed,
adds to the blurring of a distinct and righteous path.
Ego drives us to outcomes of benefit often without vision,
and it is this lack of true vision that creates havoc,
creates the pitfalls and blockages aligned to teach us impropriety,
and the results of ignoring the truths that govern balance.
Illusions of self grow from these tangential influences,
motives and actions that guide us to strife rather than resolve,
and in the end complicate life so much we suffer,
the illusions themselves guiding our responses and decisions.
When our visions of truth are without the illusions of self,
our paths are straight forward and far less contentious,
offering movement and decisions based on reality rather than fancy,
our minds open but informed as a consequence.
Freedom comes from unencumbered life, life not hampered by the imbalances created by our own ill-conceived actions and decisions. When we see clearly the truths that surround us and move selflessly to follow our dreams, we find a clear path. The universe never wants us to fail; it is simply by our own hands that we create paths of disharmony.