Watching for the Burden of Life


The burden of life is “I” – “me” – “mine”.
This “I” comes in two flavors.
One, is he whose master is the mind. This one always needs something. This one is always trying to “get” something out of experience. This one is always one step behind. This one is coming from deficiency. More than anything else, this flavor needs to be … something – anything, something secure, something known, something safe. This self is utterly unreal. Just a hope built on a foundation of nothingness.
We don’t so much believe in an “I”, as we believe in a self that is deficienct. All psychological needs are rooted in a deeper belief in our innate deficiency. So we seek the loving father, the caring mother.

The other flavor of I is just THIS! Notice that when the drive to BE something ends; we are, ironically, everything … and nothing. Take your pick.
This I no longer needs to be anything.
In every experience there is no need for need! This can be easily seen and experienced.

The burden of life is the belief that we NEED something and we’re always on the hunt for it. This is the life of the Hungry Ghost. This person who needs is an illusory self – just a deeply embedded image in consciousness. We cling to this because it is all that we think we know. It is false knowledge pretending to be real.

Notice that without the belief in a separate “I”, life is without a burden of any kind. Even death is just one more happening to an object seen in awareness. Who needs to judge? Who needs to achieve? Who needs to know? All future projections of insecurity and desperation.

The “brand” of inadequacy is ancient in our lives. It is the LIE to whom we sacrifice our life.

Get free by seeing every psychological need as a direct pointer to what is false about who you are. No exceptions.

Now the gap opens.


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  1. #1 by Micky on June 29, 2009 - 11:19 pm

    b>How to Find the True Church…

    The One true Church, and how to recognize it.

    Use this guideline as a measure…

    *It was founded by Jesus Christ Himself in Mt 16:18.

    *It would be built on Simon Peter, Mt 16:18.

    *It would be defended by GOD Himself, Mt 16:18-19.

    *It would have authority given by Jesus Christ, Mt 16:19,18:17-18.

    *It would be guided by the Holy Spirit who will dwell within it, Jn 14:15-17, Act 15:28,16:6.

    *It would be one and undivided, Mk 3:24-25.

    *It would have one fold and one shepherd, Jn 10:16.

    *It would have Priests, Bishops, and Deacons, 1Tim 3:1-13.

    *It must have the Holy Eucharist celebration, Jn 6:42-70, Act 2:42.

    *It must be found in all nations, Mt 28:19.

    *It must be found in all centuries, Mt 28:20.

    *Jesus Christ said He would be with His Church every day, in every year, until the end of the world, Matthew 28:20. This means no gaps in time.

    Examine your Church to see if it meets ALL of these requirements.

    It must NOT have a human person founder.

    It must have a continuous history going back over 1950 years.

    Written by Bob Stanley, 1997
    Updated April 19, 2000

  2. #2 by Micky on June 29, 2009 - 11:24 pm

    A Christian does not keep their old clothes and simply sew new patches of un-shrunk cloth on them, patching them up as they cleanse each sin.

    If they were to do that their clothes would be worse off with the patch, not better! Look at what Jesus said:

    “No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

    Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.” -Matthew 9:16, 17

    What we need is a new outfit! When we replace, rather than patch, the outfit then ALL of the tears are taken care of at once.

    They were discarded and traded in for a new set of clothes, we no longer need to repair ourselves section by section, we are now completely whole.

    This can only be done through the power of the Lord Jesus Christ. We must take off our entire sinful self (not simply one sin) and put on Christ.

    When we do that we are not to worry ourselves with the old clothes again. The old is now gone forever, replaced by the new that has come!

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