“The underlying pathology that causes us all of our pain in life,
is our projection of our happiness onto the external in the form of
our expectations of events and from people.
Only by realizing this truth and by discovering who we truly are,
both as individuals and as a whole, can we be free to wield the
mighty power we have been endowed in this temporal life experience!”
When under the protective defenses of ones ego, people attempt to cope by hoping that their existing adapted strategies (many of which are hard wired automatic unconscious loops residing in the recesses of their egocentric left mind) will provide them with what they have perceived as security and safety in the past. Further, they pray that their adapted coping mechanisms will give them the happiness that has seemed to always elude them.
Because the ego is a defensive posture it cannot attempt to risk or learn and assimilate new more empowering beliefs until, as Carl Jung describes, there is an actual “fracture” in their externally based persona that pushes them to look inside themselves. Their habitual externalized projection, forces them to acquire standards of expression from outside themselves and thereby making others their examples, their betters and their inferiors. This reinforces their false-self and the hierarchal thinking that the left mind is so proficient in.
Because humility is generally accepted as a virtue (a result of early Greek philosophers and the ongoing support for virtue being something to be sought, or rather displayed, in and of itself), their false-humility precludes them from seeing themselves as the unique artists that they truly are, so they necessarily project their artist onto others that they “see” themselves in and admire. This adolescent idolatry, or “star struck mentality”, continues with them until they notice their fractured persona and channel their pain in a way to begin the process of returning to their true-self, or more likely not.
Taking this into consideration, and viewed from their external perspective, how might one interpret the following well know quintessentially “Right Minded” Einstein quote?
“We can’t solve our current problems,
with the same thinking that created them.”
The easy answer is, those who created the problem are “out there” somewhere. Whether it be their pesky boss or the government or the proverbial “they”. The last thing that would ever occur to them is to look inside. When this same quote is interpreted by a synthesizing Right Minded person, it would never occur to them to look outside themselves first!
So here we are, the course of least resistance is to maintain ones rightness and be destined to eternally guess, ask others, who most likely will still be wrong, or search inside and turn what’s hidden into truth.
The irony is, the ego fights to maintain its’ righteousness by making those that truly have summoned the courage to seek truth for truths sake, wrong! What would never occur to those who see the interconnectedness of all people and life, is assumptively cast upon them and the confusion rages on.