Contrast

This chart evolved out of brainstorms in several consciousness study groups.

It seeks to provide a sense of the difference between these two distinct experiences of life…

It is a choice!

False Self Authentic Self
ALWAYS ALREADY KNOWS EVERYTHING WANTING TO KNOW AND FIND OUT — ever inquiring
Separation creates buffer zones Touched to the core — Pierce by life — no defense — communion
Stiffness Flexibility — Fluidity
Self-concern No self-concern
Sleepy or wired to the top Ease and Alert
False peace True peace
Want to blend Willing to stand for truth
Re-active Active and pro-active
Fear Love and fearlessness
Anxiousness Trust
Small context Infinite context
Limited Ever evolving and expansive
Boring / habitual Ever new — interesting — surprise
Very personal Beyond the personal
Needs time/space/past No time /space — NOW — timelessness
Uses time as an excuse for non-action Passionate urgency
Never wants change IS change /perpetual change
Lives for itself Lives for the sake of the whole — Purpose beyond self
Immature and puerile Maturity and child-like
Never Satisfied — consumption Abundance
Profit for self — desire Service for the whole
Needs and greed Service — compassion — care — Gives freely
Victim Victorious
Arrogance Humility — reverence — Awe
Divided / fractured Completion / wholeness
Lack of Integrity Integrity
Does not want to participate in selfless events or actions Always ready to participate for the good of all
No Commitment Committed
Head only HEART & MIND connection
Impure/selfish motive — Seeks always only for itself Pure motive — Always expressing the Higher Truth — Purity
Force/manipulation Unfolding
Mortal / No future Immortal / Evolving Future
Control Surrender
Untrustworthy Trustworthy
Force — weak Power — strong
My opinion TRUTH
Untrustworthy because motive is selfish Absolutely trustworthy as motive is selfless
Contradictory Consistent
Self-preoccupied Listening and attentive
Defensive — weak — the world is out to get you Vulnerable, naked and open
Self-created Invocation — co-creation
Judgment Discernment
Mask — murky Clear — lucid — transparent
Blaze — cynical — sarcastic Passionate — enthusiastic
False sense of security Poise on the edge of the unknown
Makes things complicated Simple and clear
Heavy and frivolous Serious and playful
Survival — force Effortless — grace filled
Fake specialness True oneness in diversity
Illusion Truth
Life negating Life affirming
Control and Chaos Chaordic
MY WILL THY WILL

In every moment WE make the Choice between FALSE and AUTHENTIC SELF

 

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