SadEyes said:Yes! I had a conversation the other day with a good (awakened) friend of mine. I had been wondering if he had felt the way I had, that at times I was losing my humanity. I sometimes feel that the more I grow in Knowledge, that the further it takes me away from being human. I still remember when the transcript when Laura was told about the lizzies eating people and us not being on a totally level playing field if/when 4D arrives. When she expressed her shock and said something along the lines of "that's horrible", they reminded her that it was just an experience, and "horrible" was a subjective mind set to boot. I see many sad things on the news and internet, and it doesn't affect me the way it used to, I rarely feel sad because in my eyes, their avatar for this level of the game just peaced out, not their essence. But even looking at it like that makes me feel less human.
Well, I think a distinction should be made here. What is humanity? Is it what we have right now on this planet, as in various people with various degrees and types of emotionality, acting mechanically (and in many cases out of control) and in accordance with their predisposition/genetics/culture/other influences? Or, perhaps humanity as it should be? An ideal that most of the days is dormant, but can be awoken in some people and direct their actions? In this case, losing one's humanity can be either a case of forgetting oneself, or a case of becoming apathetic to what is going on around us. Basically, shutting off reality. And that's never good.
Perhaps, the idea of maintaining humanity, is maintaining compassion, understanding, integrity and making a conscious choice to align oneself with higher parts of self. And in order to do so, one shouldn't shut down emotions, but transform them. To see and feel the pain, but at the same time learn how to navigate the ship of sorrow in order to be able to do something about the situation for the betterment of all. At least, that's how it seems to me. :)
C's also said the following:
Q: (L) Clearly from my experience, meditation to master yourself and your reactions is a very beneficial thing.
A: Yes. But then what does one do with that mastery?
Q: (Craig) It serves to help people who don't know how to control their mind or their emotions.
A: Yes. And teach them when where and how to use those emotions for change. Overcoming emotions so that one is not affected by what is out there and inside is little more than becoming an automaton.