The urge to transcend self-conscious selfhood is a principal appetite of the soul.
Here’s more from Robert De Ropp’s The Master Game.
‘Despite all their big talk about freedom, men still wish to be slaves. They want to be told what to do, what to wear, what to think, what to believe. This saves them from the effort and suffering from thinking for themselves. Once they have hung about their necks the label stating their ‘faith’ they protect that label with a passionate intensity and will kill anybody who dares to question the truth of any of the statements on the label. It results from a human craving for certainty, for consolation, for guidance, and for obedience.’
Dr. Robert S. de Ropp, scientist, author, and teacher, conducted research relative to cancer and the biochemistry of the brain. The following is an excerpt from his most popular book, The Master Game. It’s a most profound and daring approach to life and consciousness.
‘Seek above all for a game worth playing. Such is the advice of the oracle to modern man. Having found the game play it with intensity. Play as if your life and sanity depended on it. They do. Follow the example of the French existentialists and flourish a banner bearing the word ‘engagement.’ Though nothing means anything and all roads are marked ‘no exit’ yet move as if your movements have some purpose. If life does not seem to offer a game worth playing, then invent one. For it must be clear, even to the most clouded intelligence that any game is better than no game.’
‘Although it is safe to play the Master Game, this has not served to make it popular. It still remains the most demanding and difficult of games and, in our society, they are few who play. Contemporary man, hypnotized by the glitter of his own gadgets, has little contact with his inner world, concerns himself with outer, not inner space. But the Master Game is played entirely in the inner world, a vast and complex territory about which men know very little. The aim of the game is true awakening, full development of the powers latent in man. The game can be played only by people who observations of themselves and others have led them to a certain conclusion, namely, that man’s ordinary state of consciousness, his so-called waking state, is not the highest level of consciousness of which he is capable. In fact, this state is so far from awakening that it could appropriately be called a from of somnambulism, a condition of ‘waking sleep.’
‘Once a person has reached this conclusion, he is no longer able to sleep comfortably. A new appetite develops within him, the hunger for real awakening, for full consciousness. He realizes that he sees, hears, and knows only a tiny fraction of what he could see, hear and know, that he lives in the poorest, shabbiest of the rooms in his inner dwelling, and that he could enter other rooms, beautiful and filled with treasures, the windows of which look out on eternity and infinity.’
French psychologist and pharmacist Émile Coué created a mantra to help people heal themselves of all kinds of illnesses and positively affect their mental and emotional states.
He said that it did not matter if someone believed it or not as the mantra works anyway. Coué believed that it was necessary for us to change unconscious thought through autosuggestion. He successfully treated thousands of patients.
All that one has to do is repeat the mantra aloud 15 times consecutively for three times a day each and every day. Repetition of the mantra works on our subconscious mind which then then acts accordingly.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Gabrielle Bonheur Coco Chanel
French Fashion Designer
conscious\kän(t)-shəs\having full awareness or knowledge; deliberate in thought or action; alert and awake; able to feel or perceive; intentionally conceive; not asleep, in a coma or anaesthetized; of free will, design and choice.
It hasn’t always been easy for you to be here and be in relationship with yourself, has it?
Life can be extremely difficult in what has been constructed as a game of survival on this planet. Virtually every aspect of who you are has been and continues to be challenged—physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, spiritually.
It can sometimes feel like you are a captive on board a ship of pirates who are merciless and delight in your pain and suffering. You are taunted with treasures and tormented by not knowing if and when you might have to walk the plank.
At other times, you can look out over the ocean to see blue skies and glimpses of new lands. You can feel your sense of adventure and longing for freedom and a new life.
The fundamental question you will have to answer is are you a slave or are you a master?
Are you resigned to exist in what appears to be a floating prison or do you have the power to break free of your chains?