Have you ever wondered about what it would be like to be one of the beautiful people? What it's like to be adored? Ridiculous, though it seems, all of us have imagined that we were someone famous and of the greatest importance. Life is so so strange. What any of us would do to share in the hidden secrets of the universe. To hold the key of life. To find that evasive truth that we are in eternal search for. Shakespeare wrote about it in the most famous speech of all time..."To be or not to be...that is the question'...
yes that is the question put before us. The zen masters know of something that we don't. They know how to become completely detached from this life. To put the ego on the shelf...permanently.
NOTHINGNESS is a word that scares the shit out of most 'westerners'...but upon further inquiry, NOTHINGNESS is beautifully serene and a magical state of mind...it's a surrender of yourself completely. If 'all the world's a stage'...well then, in this tranquil state of mind...you are no longer the 'player!!!...you are no longer the observed...you are the observer.
..."Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished"...yes indeed. Oh how very 'zen' of me...life is a joke without a punchline...It is a play...a lesson of character....who are you in this play? What is your agenda here? Are you really sharing your time with me because you're genuinely interested...or is their an angle in it for you?
I only truly feel comfortable around someone when I feel that I can 'let my guard down'...when I am accepted for who I am...NOW! It's not a comfortable state to feel like you have to impress...actual it feels like shit. I remember learning long ago that I wasn't meant to be with the 'in crowd'.
For all of you who decided that it is better to be 'true to yourself' rather then be true to the idea of 'fitting in'...I SALUTE YOU!!!