What fundamentally do we all.want?

Is not our common struggle that we all want to feel kindness and care and affection without having to construct a persona that people might love?

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And to have to constantly relate to the world through the conflict and insecurity of that persona.

And the energy diverted to it’s maintenance.

Hi Carl. :slight_smile:

To feel at peace, happy, whole?

Hi there Nobody,

Is peace and happiness possible for a me constructed primarily for the necessity of security?

Emily Dickinson:
“I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!”

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Modest peace and happiness, sure. Why not?

I love it when the frogs croak out their names to the admiring bog! :wink:

You will never find happy quoting others… And Peace? That is a product of war. Like two sides of a coin. One side is war and it’s propaganda. The other is wide is Peace with similar propaganda. Both have uniforms, music, and speech.

Peace/war, as they are now in the world, do seem quite similar…

But that kind of peace has everything to do with our conditioning and projections. When the want, desire for peace ends, then actual whole peace is there, regardless of an individual person.

How to end the search for it? Look for the one who is searching.

I ask, what is all this wanting?