28 Jul Delusions of Grandeur
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These things are your greatest treasures. ~ Lao-tzu
Megalomania is a psychopathological state that is typically characterized by delusional fantasies of being grandiose. This grandiosity can take place in the make up of our psychology as the all-consuming narcissistic personality of which many consider a positive attribute these days. In many of us this narcissistic grandiosity is rationalized away as being a “special person” or a “spiritual person” who is just misunderstood.
For most people, two things are going on: emotional fantasy (megalomania) and mental construct. The two must merge together to make a “reality” that people can believe in to allow them to ignore the ultimate facts about themselves. So they find something that they absolutely NEED or that they think they deserve through their entitled sense of “self preservation” and “justice system” of life. This becomes their drive and justification for getting all they want in their lifetime.
Typically, most people only answer to their own beliefs and never see the “bigger picture” of what they are doing to themselves and others. Effort is only placed on those things that bring a quick return, socially and economically. Therefore, sexuality has replaced insight and money has displaced compassion as being all-important in a human being’s life.
All of this is based of course on socio-economics for the most part. Reputation and accomplishments are vital to a person’s “branding” in this society. The real mind blower is that this goes unnoticed by most of us all of our lives. We live in the collective unconscious, smitten with our desperate need for some sort of “branding” that allows us to show others just how important we are due to economic factors that this society deems important…which, in truth, are meaningless.
Our need for delusion will eventually exceed what our lives can withstand, even what the world can tolerate. Make no mistake…this is all very important. If you think not, you are still in a state of delusion. If you can read this with openness, you may be in the tender posture of coming out of the mania that has been so willfully fed all of your life by DNA and society.
Never have a conversation with the lesser part of yourself by plotting to harm another or take advantage of those who simply are too foolish to understand the “bigger picture” of Life itself. Live in the equanimity of compassion and forgiveness at all times.
Wean yourself off of the selfishness that is so all encumbering to your emotional and mental life
Stand back and do not act or react on the impulses, simply remain quiet without the need to “think” about what you want and allow a deeper presence to reach you - this presence is the intrinsic Love that lives within you and this advance is what gives beauty to life and presence to your living