on “trying to change the world”

English: Jesus Christ - detail from Deesis mos...

“….I have come, not to judge the world, but to give life to the world.” http://bible.cc/john/12-47.htm

 trying to change the world

“Trying to change the world” is a formula that exhausts rebels who reject how the world is. Give up rejecting how the world is. You do not need to become a hero, so you do not need to create the existence of victims that you can heroically save from villains. Just create the world as already exactly how it is. How? First, by doing nothing at all. “Be still and Know that I am God.”
Then, from this openness to the possibility that the world is already perfect (and that God is actually not an idiot for failing to consult you when creating the world so as to conform with your most sacred idolatries), now you can create new formations, not by rejecting and resisting, but simply by accepting and exploring. Those who reject the world relate to the world as if they are the victim of the world, rather than as if they are creators and stewards and authors, the labelers and categorizers and also expressions of the world. 
 
You are not just an ally of the world. You are a facet of it, a form of it, and an instrument of it. 
 
So, beware of rejecting the world, for it may include you. Imagine the irony of saying “I reject everyone who is my age” or “I reject everyone who speaks this language that I am speaking.” Only the one who rejects one’s self has an inferiority complex of needing to compensate for self-contempt by eventually becoming a hero or savior of the world. 
Italiano: Istanze psichiche umane: Ego, Es, Su...

Italiano: Istanze psichiche umane: Ego, Es, Super-Ego da Psicopatologia: sinopsi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Jesus christ(coptic)

Jesus christ(coptic) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What about my mind, body, and soul?
Now, my body is “all that is inside of me.” My soul is  “all that is outside of me.” My mind is a linguistic construct which labels a “me” and categorizes an “inside” and “outside.”
“My” mind is entirely a social construct. It is an operation of the entire universe, unbound by time or space or identity.
Language invents each “me” and each “my mind” and so on: “my identity” and “the personality that I had when I was 5 years old” and “who I will be in 10 years.” Outside of language, those constructs have absolutely no meaning. However, language is the art of meaning, so within the social realm called language, those constructs are filled with meaning and value and functionality.
One social function of language is to install programs of self-rejection or self-repression. So, we are not to blame for experiencing guilt and blame and shame.
If the practice blaming and shaming continues, then that practice perpetuates the experience of guilt and self-rejection. This is why so many instructions have been given in regard to the instrumental power of forgiving those whom you have had the arrogance to condemn. Be humble before God and renounce all your past condemning and rejecting of any of God’s creation. See all of that condemning as a perpetuating of self-rejecting, a form of resisting reality and rejecting the possibility that reality is actually already perfect and does not need you to save one part of it from some other part of it.
The Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ...

The Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Savior on the Blood Church in St. Petersburg, Russia (Photo credit: radzfoto)

So, beware of rejecting the world. Beware of rejecting anyone. If you reject someone or something as a reflex, rather than as a creative choice, that is sin. That is a disturbance. That is the world disturbing you.
There is no shame in being disturbed by the world and then reflexively rejecting the world for disturbing you. It is like having a nightmare or delusion in which you believe sincerely there is some danger, but then you wake up and recognize that who you thought you were was merely a perception. There is relief in this good news, not shame.
Finally, beware of rejecting any of God’s creation, for that is not only the logical extreme of arrogance, but it is also isolates one’s own being from God, which is “the fall,” the rejecting of your reality as hell. You do not need to relate to God as if you are the victim of God who has been unjustly persecuted by exposure to a disturbing world that should not be how it is. The world should disturb the ego. God should disturb the ego.
When a snake sheds it’s skin, the skin must be exposed to friction. Likewise, the ego should be terrified of accepting the world as it is. However, there is a courage that is deeper than the ego that God has perfectly created.
By the way, you are already changing the world. Just because of you being here in the world, the world will never be the same.
The symbol of Coptic Christianity, an Ethiopian branch of Christianity that separated from the Roman tradition in 451 AD. Note that the Romans do not use the circular Ankh symbol that was common in the Middle Eastern regions where Christianity originated.

The symbol of Coptic Christianity, an Ethiopian branch of Christianity that separated from the Roman tradition in 451 AD. Note that the Romans do not use the circular Ankh symbol that was common in the Middle Eastern regions where Christianity originated.

English: visual representation of the Freud's ...

English: visual representation of the Freud’s id, ego and super-ego and the level of consciousness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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