Lenses and labels

The mind is a giant labelling gun that labels everything instantly, so much so, that in our unconsciousness, we do not even notice that it is happening. Then places the mind places lenses of filtering the world based on the label/judgement.

Try walking down the street or sitting in a room with others or even sitting in a room alone and not label things or people or what people say. Try not to judge or evaluate related to how it will affect us and our story.

The greatest form of intelligence is to observe without evaluation, and that means no judgement, no labelling…simply just observing and just being. This requires consciousness and detaching ourselves from the mind and its ego. We label everything through the judgemental lenses of our mind and once the lense is applied we only sense, see, feel, hear etc through that lense, so we do not actually see what is real, we see it through our mind’s lense.

The filters, labels and judgements of the mind can be removed by remaining conscious and by just being. Not feeling the need to evaluate everything.

Just be

'Thought' by Philip Dodson

Once we label ourselves as something…a leader, dominant, or a follower, an organiser, an alpha male/female, a rebel , a good person, a bad person, a whatever, it doesn’t matter what the label is, then we become that role. It is a role created by our mind and its ego. We often have many roles, a work mask, a home mask, there are many to wear.

We are not any particular thing, we are just a ball of energy, a beautiful human soul, housed in a physical carnation. We do not need to be one role or another, we just need to be.

Once we associate with the egoic labels and its creations, then the suffering comes, then we have to be a certain persona and defend its status against others, we then have to act out the role and all the stress that creates maintaining it so others do not judge or threaten it. There is an internal pressure created by the ego to play out these roles and maintain them for fear of what others might think if we slip up.

Life in this moment, just simply being our true essence is without all the drama and suffering of having to act out, maintain and defend a role. We are just a simple human soul enjoy this now moment.

Just be.