The Rules of the Game

You are (I am) awareness.

  • "Awareness has one ability: it tends. The one becomes two. #tao-te-ching"
  • You can pay attention.
    • You experience reality as you direct your attention.
      • You can experience yourself in relation to reality as you direct your attention inward.
      • You can experience reality in relation to yourself as you direct your attention outward.
  • You can set intent.
    • You impact reality through actions that manifest your intent.
    • You will eventually experience the impact of your intent. #karma

You have a body.

  • A body is made of matter and runs on energy.
    • You can only move your body, directly. you can only make your choices. #free-will
    • Your body can move other bodies, and your choices can make others' choices.
    • time slows down and mass builds for matter as it accelerates. #relativity
    • Your body will grow and hurt and heal and eventually disintegrate and become food. #pain #pleasure #death #law-of-return

affinity governs existence.

  • Like attracts like into union.
  • Difference repels when close, attracts when far.
  • The more connected you become, the better you will feel. this is emotion at work, moving us together back to unity
  • Union, community, epiphany, reuniting, birth, marriage, Shared joy/mudita and mutual bliss/orgasm bring us pleasure, which along with fear of pain, fuels our drive.
  • The more separated we end up feeling, the worse you will become.
  • Division, isolation, discombobulation, dismemberment, divorce, and death are painful, separating experiences you will want to avoid. #pain
  • love is the answer.

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The Rules of the Game