Becoming Is Public Enemy Number One
- Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.
“Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.” —I Timothy 6:5
“The ridiculous ones are those who try to cultivate quietude—as long as body and mind are unstable, it is madness to go into the mountains.” ―Liu Yiming
“To seek is to suffer. To seek nothing is bliss.” —Bodhidharma
- Recognize, Remove, and Replace (3Rs) thoughts about becoming something.
“BECOMING” Is Your Enemy
- Call becoming what you will—achieving, changing, continuing, developing, evolving, fulfilling, gaining, growing, improving, progressing, reworking, striving, struggling, transforming, trying, working—it is still the same nonsense of becoming.
“I never change, I simply become more myself.” —Joyce Carol Oates
When you try to become good or better, you commit the following errors and sins:
- You are acting as if you were God.
- You are assuming you can be without God.
- You are assuming you can do without God.
- You are assuming you can know without God.
- You are attempting to take credit, and all credit belongs only to God.
- You are enclosing and encasing yourself in thought.
- You are isolating yourself in thought.
- You are relying on yourself, not God.
- You are self-centered and self-absorbed.
- You are trying to exist in relation to yourself, instead of in relation to God.
- You assume you can be good when only God is good.
- You do not have the ability to change one thought into another.
- You do not have the ability to control thoughts.
- You do not have the ability to convert one thought into another.
- You have endless pride in your imagined abilities.
- You have endless pride in your imagined judgment.
Instead of Becoming, Practice—
- And all in relation to God, not self.
To Exist Is to Be Used
- You will be used by ego or God.
- If you are not used, you are not.
- Choose becoming, and you choose ego.
- Choose waiting, and you choose God.
No Thing Is Some One
- When you are nothing, you are somebody, and when you are somebody, you are nothing.
- This is why those who reach the top of success, fortune, and/or fame find both it and themselves to be empty: nothing.
Choose to Be or to Continue
- You can be, or you can continue.
- To continue is to positively add thought to thought, thing to thing, and death to death as identity and self.
- To be is to negatively drop everything as not self.
- Ultimately, you cannot continue to be something because things do not continue forever.
List of “Becoming Is …”
- Becoming is the desire to lie, hide, and die under cover of the ideal.
- Becoming is your seeking of a facade for darkness: subconsciousness and unconsciousness.
- Becoming is your seeking security for your hidden evil in darkness through pretense.
- Becoming is the seeking of safety from the light, through covering your evil in darkness with beautiful images.
- Becoming is the desire to be secure from exposure to the light, through identification with the beautiful.
- Becoming is seeking to reframe the evil as good, in order to safeguard the evil in darkness.
- Becoming is cleaning the outside of the cup that the inside might safely remain unclean.
- Becoming is the creation of the delusion of psychological time.
- Becoming is a reframe for the response of the worm: breaking.
- Becoming is the denial of the time of being.
Examples of False Teachings
- “A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes.” —Mahatma Gandhi
- “A man is literally what he thinks.” —James Allen
- “Man is what he believes.” —Anton Chekhov
- To make the above statements true, change “man” to “ego.”
Psalm 23:7 Is Purposely Misinterpreted
- Many cite Psalm 23: 7 “for as he thinketh in his heart, so is he,” in support of self-esteem and ego claiming that humans are composed of thoughts.
- Verse 7 is part of a sentence and part of thought about what evil people are and about avoiding them and their company.
- Not only is verse 7 not a complete thought, but it also is not a complete sentence.
- Psalm 23:7 is neutral (a statement of fact) when not taken in context.
- Psalm 23:7 is an attack and an insult when it is taken in context.
Psalm 23: 6-8
“Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: for as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.”
- Yes, the evil are of ego—are as they think themselves in their heart.
- Ego is to be avoided because it brings death.
- Psalm 23 exposes ego for what it is by exposing its results for you.
Quotations from Various Sources
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” —Romans 3:10
“Be–don’t try to become.” —Osho
“Becoming is disintegrating self.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“Beings are living, and doings are dying.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“Do not wish to be anything but what you are.” —Saint Francis de Sales
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” —Ephesians 2:8
“He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” —Matthew 10:39
“He who soars not suffers no fall.” —Taoist saying
“I never had the ambition to be something. I had the ambition to do something.” —Walter Cronkite, famous USA newscaster
“If you must be something, then be empty and weak, so you are meek.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired. In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.” —Lao Tzu
“LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.” —Isaiah 26:12
“Nobody is so miserable as he who longs to be somebody other than the person he is.” —Angelo Patri
“People do not change, they are merely revealed.” —Anne Enright
“Reach for it, and you will miss it; let it loose, and it will follow you.” —Buddhist saying
“The becoming still can never be the being still; only with the death of becoming is there being.” —J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, Vol. IV, p. 25
“The game is not about becoming somebody; it’s about becoming nobody.” —Buddhist saying
“The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.” —John L. Spalding
“The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men–the man he is and the man he wants to be.” —William Feather
“The way to do is be.” —Lao Tzu
“There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely.” —Ugo Betti
“Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.” —Matthew 23:26
“Unless, of course, you insist on identifying yourself with the people and things you love; and thereby seriously disturb yourself.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 175
“We are always getting ready to live, but never living.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
“With devotion’s visage and pious action we do sugar o’er the devil himself.” —William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.1
“You can grow and develop your ego but not your self.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“You did not create your self; therefore, you cannot change your self.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
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