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Stuck in the Self

Updated on March 23, 2012
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Stuck in the Self

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

How diverse we are in belief and action,

following our biases and conditioning,

and enacting, then requalifying our set bounds,

to hold fast to stagnation and the repetition of life.

Blinded by our own leanings we add to our fate,

every day justifying belief by attributing truths,

manipulating life to fit within the constructs of our delusion.

Seeking lies can only find them,

yet in finding they can become truths with hooks,

attached to our belief structure,

and justifying the foundation of that belief.

Those who cannot see passed a belief,

will never move forward from it,

never accept alternate views, ideas,

or the pristine, unencumbered truth of anything.

The persistence of purported knowing,

leads to arrogant delusion and the misconception of truth,

expressed as stubborn self-importance,

and the unquestioned belief in themselves as truth.

Learning to those of this persuasion,

is an impossibility, a cup filled with delusion,

with no room for any form of change.

For these souls, stagnation and repartition

are all that can be.

Self-realisation is both difficult and unlikely,

the bed made is the bed to sleep in for life.

As confident and as steadfast as they seem,

opinions and beliefs set in concrete,

these souls are sad and captive to their own ignorance,

their own inflexible standards and expectations,

in a world of limits.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks raciniwa. Yes, we can so easily be limited by our beliefs and never reach our promised land. Embracing change is often difficult but always worthwhile.

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      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      this is the reason why it took the people from Egypt to the promise land 40 years wandering instead of reaching it in 11 days...all of them died before reaching the land of milk and honey...

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Cresentmoon2007, Im glad you related.

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      6 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      Voted up. Loved it and such a wonderful meaning behind it.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      A great compliment Moon Lightened. Thank you for appreciating my work and for your kind words.

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      Moon Lightened 

      6 years ago from Delhi, India

      I am giving you a standing ovation. You have so beautifully written this, I'm almost breathless. Bravo! I want to put this on billboards all over the world! Voted up.


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