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The Human Agreement

The Human Agreement

 

Every act, every thought, every activity involves awareness, do these actions instinctively, unconsciously, and without deliberateness and awareness is consumed in the maintenance of the Self. Perform these acts deliberately and with impeccable devotion and one increases awareness.

When you are born you become a member of a collective agreement we call humanity, this is a collective agreement between billions of smaller individuals. Personal egos which come together to create a family, a community, a society, a country, and finally the agreement of the whole of humanity. The agreement includes all of society’s rules, its beliefs, its laws, its religions, its different cultures and ways to be, its governments, schools, social events, and holidays.

This Human agreement is the foundation of ego, and is in essence a psychological agreement for being human, an agreement were we agree to conform, and from the moment we are born our attention is introduced to this agreement by our parents, school teachers, social peers and religion.

This attention is our ability to discriminate and to focus only on that which is needed to maintain the agreement, and we hold this personalized focus at the conscious level of the mind which also seeps into the subconscious and is then reflected back as random thoughts and emotions which we feel as real.

When we were babies we focused our attention on our parents, their actions seeped into our subconscious, and then when we were at school we focused our attention on our teachers and our peers which programed into our mind the rules for being human.

As the program begins to become entrenched within our subconscious mind we begin to form habits and patterns that keep us focused only on that part of the agreement which is repeated the most. We actually perceive millions of things simultaneously, but by using our attention, we can hold whatever we want to perceive at the conscious level of the mind.

By using our attention we learn a whole reality. We learn how to behave in society, we learn what to believe and what not to believe; what is acceptable and what is not acceptable; what is good and what is bad; what is beautiful and what is ugly; what is right and what is wrong. All our knowledge, all our understanding, all the rules and concepts about how to behave socially are stored within this agreement.

We recreate this agreement continuously with our thoughts, and these thoughts continually reinforce and also reprogram the subconscious mind which fixes the agreement as beliefs, options and actions.

This is what distinguishes humans from higher beings (or the state of Atman awareness), the higher being no longer accepts the human agreement. They learn how to control their attention, how to focus the attention with impeccable devotion and how to reprogram the subconscious. These higher beings learn how to stop thoughts completely and to focus the attention outside the human agreement, and also outside of human reality.

Related articles: Impeccable Devotion, Atman Awareness


 

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