Self-Importance Keeps You In Bondage

Self importance is bondageMy second Toastmasters (public speaking club) speech that took place a month or so ago was about mindless consumerism.

I compared the people who trampled to death a Walmart store employee (for getting hold of the limited supply of goods) to animals.

One man was visibly insulted by such a comparison. How we, powerful and intelligent human beings, can be compared to lowly animals?

This kind of pride is what cuts us off from the rest of nature and makes us unable to meaningfully evolve and understand our connection to All.

Of course human beings can be compared to animals – look at how most people live. They eat, have sex, sleep… pretty much like animals, but our higher faculties are developing (though Just developing), so we do some things that animals don’t do, like go to work or entertain many thoughts in our heads.

Most people are very much at the stage of just a little bit higher than those of animals, and although we have all these inventions that we live with, like fridges, TVs and microwaves, they were given to us by very few inventors, and we just took those things without much thinking and started using them.

Like Australian aborigines accepted fast food, and although it does huge damage to their bodies, they keep eating such food. Or how entire communities of low-caste men living in Indian jungles are always drunk, because Western alcohol was made available in the shops.

There are some unproven theories that the advanced technology is not ours, but was given to us by beings of other dimensions for crushing our spiritual development, and for our final destruction. I think these claims need to be explored, as it’s very likely the case. Having lived in India’s villages with tribals, although briefly, I came to realize that they unquestionably assimilate new “advancements” into their lives without thinking about the future damage.

Before the Westernization, for example, Indian villages would produce zero waste – all was used, all was taken from nature. Now as cheap plastics were introduced, people still throw the waste out in the same way once they have no use of them, but such things don’t decompose and nourish the earth anymore, but make the soil toxic.

No need to go all the way to India and live in poor villages to see that even in the West this is happening. We take what we are given, and we start using it thinking we can use toxic things in the same way that we used natural things, and we get surprised when things go wrong, like when cancers arise out of the consumption of processed foods.

It’s told in some books and articles that extraterrestrials introduced to us even such things like mirrors and body decorations. That’s probably how our egos were born, when we saw a clear reflection of ourselves.

So we are still very much mindless users – we accept everything that has “new” or “advanced” label into our lives without questioning how good it is for us. It’s also true that even though we now wear suits and sophisticated dresses and drive in cars and work in offices, we still play the ancient game of trying to impress the other sex, many of our actions are based on this ancient game, and we still, like our ancients, make survival-based decisions as food and shelter is of uttermost importance.

Animals we are, but some people are rapidly leaving the animalistic stage to develop into god-like beings. They start thinking if what they’re using and how they’re living is actually good for them. They start understanding that many things they took for granted are harming them. They’re waking up to their real power, and consciously are changing their lives to evolve the way they should.

But most people are very much animalistic, and those are the ones who take insult when such a comparison is made. If someone would tell me “Human beings are like animals”, would I get insulted? Of course not, as it’s true. I guess those that get insulted do so because unconsciously they know they have animalistic traits, but they’re too proud to allow themselves to look at such traits objectively.

But self-importance doesn’t end at this topic. It’s everywhere! That’s why people are in bondage.

Why people are afraid to change their lives? Usually it’s to do with two things:

1. Survival - starving to death is very unlikely in the West, and you’ll always land on the safe ground if you trust the creative process.

2. The opinion of others. What will people think if I sell everything and start travelling the world? What would my family think? What would my friends think? These questions seem like coming from a caring point, but it’s actually stemming from pure self-importance.

When you don’t assign so much importance to yourself anymore, you stop caring what people think about you. You focus on what’s best to do, what your heart longs to do, and how you can help the world. The rest doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter how you dress, it doesn’t matter if you live alone in a tiny apartment, it doesn’t matter if you do stuff that makes people think you’re crazy.

That’s because by losing self-importance you free your Soul. And the soul sings, and it directs you to your destination. You no longer have the strong ego structure that resists the urge of the soul and conforms to the majority. You just do what your soul urges you to because you know it’s the right thing. And that’s when you really live.

To be free, self-importance must go. All the pride must go. The story that you tell to yourself about your life must go. To do so, focus on humbleness, purity, non-harm. Read the biographies of people who focused all their might to help the world, without thinking of themselves. Those people were like the forces of nature, because no little “me me me” was holding them back.

It’s truly freedom to no longer assign any self-importance to yourself. You finally feel like you can do anything and you can be anything – there are no restrictions coming from your ego or egoistic fear of what people will think. It’s a blessing to live such a life, and I wish everyone to experience this.

Comments

  1. Bob Proctor often refers to a quotation of Archibald MacLeish who won a Pulitzer Prize for this particular play called Secret of Freedom. He had a character stand up in the play, and the character said, ”The only thing about a man that is a man is his mind. Everything else, you’ll find in a pig or a horse.”
    When we think about it if people don’t use their mind constructively there isn’t really much difference between them and an animal.

  2. I understand the point of view of some of us who do not agree with the usage of the word “animals” in the context of mindless consumerism. I watched the wild myself, long and hard, and realize that evil doesn’t survive in Nature, the way it survives and thrives in the human societies. Being human, I understand is about being aware of oneself, meaning one’s own thoughts, words and actions. There is a test for determining self awareness of a being. When one knows that all beings are equal and same at the core, then it is said that one is truly self aware. All the evil and stupidity and self glorifying consumerism is caused by those who think they are different from others and that they have a different source from that of the others. And so rise all competitiveness, better than the Joneses’ consumerism and degradation of the surroundings and the eventual destruction of self. What is ironic with consumerism is that we hope to derive joy from material things but even for that one needs self awareness as a prerequisite to enjoy things. .

    • “All the evil and stupidity and self glorifying consumerism is caused by those who think they are different from others and that they have a different source from that of the others” – spot on, Karuna.

  3. Zyklon B insecticide manifests most notably nowadays as McDonalds,and similar modern incarnations of lemming-like consumerist fallacy.x

  4. Thank you! I needed to read this post today. I just recently started my journey to find “my happiness”. And your blog has helped in so many ways. I now see much of my procrastination was fear of what others would think of me. I am more comfortable in my own skin these days. Thank you!!

  5. Fortunately… Our minds CAN free us from our evolutionary bonds… If we try.

  6. I’m one of your new readers and I find it interesting and inspiring what you write. But sometimes I disagree ;) I find sometimes too much judgement and a bit square thinking.. The citation:
    “So we are still very much mindless users – we accept everything that has “new” or “advanced” label into our lives without questioning how good it is for us. It’s also true that even though we now wear suits and sophisticated dresses and drive in cars and work in offices, we still play the ancient game of trying to impress the other sex, many of our actions are based on this ancient game, and we still, like our ancients, make survival-based decisions as food and shelter is of uttermost importance.”

    All it: technology( cars), dresses, suits, offices are made by people who dedicate their day and night to create something unique and share this with others. I think it all comes from love and passion. Lots of material things people create are born form the creativity and inspiration. Inspiration how to make everyday easier- så a busy mom could find those 20min of meditation instead of washing dishes, for example.
    We can’t make a world a place like in India, where they wash their houses with cow dung in villages, as they believe it desinfects (i belvieve there is something about that, very few researches have been done). So they are very NATURAL. The evil technology- saves thousands of lifes today also of those who live naturally but seek help for medications with a dying child on arms, because the grass in their village can’t save a life.
    Simone, I think, the case is, that the World needs more responsibility. New advanced things are ok, but need to be used with responsibility.
    Again, “evil” governments, as you wrote in the previous article, consult with reserachers try to make standards and rules for the toxic materials and prevent users.
    The last part of this article was very meaningful to me.

    Thank you :)

    p.s. by the way, personally I find it beautiful that we all have/share an inner animal in us. It is beautiful when an inner animal lives in a ballance and a harmony with a Godess soul.

    • Inesa, thank you for your comment. I don’t agree with what you wrote, you need to dig deeper. We wouldn’t be doing what we are doing if a false understanding of the reality wouldn’t be injected into us. And animal-man must be transcended for us to further evolve; it cannot live in harmony with soul. Either animalistic desires win (greed, fear, lust) or the soul (freedom, courage, unlimited creativity). We absolutely must transcend the animal side.

      • In my mind animals represent the pure part of nature. They never, lye, cheat, kill or rape for pleasure. They use their instincts what they got from nature. Eating, defending, protection, multiplication. There are no “animalistic desires”. Animals do not desire. They have what they got from the mother nature. All the negativities came from the growing EGO and has nothing with an animal to do. This is our ego that tells us that animals are lower than us. Ego doesn’t want to tke a responsibility so it tells ” ohr this is an animal”. Animals has nothing with our falls to do. A man-animal was at the point of pureness too during his evolution (I’ve read peoples gut wasn’t created for meat digestion, so means at some stage they weren’t eating meat= killing?). But as soon as man got more evolved, started using brain and all the evils evolved slowly. I need to dig lot, but books will not convince me that we must separate ourselves from animals. Because animals are pure and inocent.

        • Inesa, we are all one. No need to separate yourself from anything, but transcendence is the way to go if you want to evolve. I don’t meant to say that we should hate animals once we transcend the animal-like nature. Animal-like nature is a well-known description of humans stuck in a mere survival mode and sensual pleasures. A whole new understanding dawns once these are left behind and the focus is entirely on creativity, freedom and similar values.

          • Thank you for your time to answer. It gives a good menning :)

          • You’re welcome:)

          • I wonder if a discussion on chakra’s would fit here. I think understanding of our chakra’s might better explain what is happening, steering us clear of comparison and measure. Just a thought. Penny

          • It is related. Most people are stuck in the 2nd chakra. Quite a few in the 3rd, but not that many. Animals’ highest chakra is our first chakra, just for the reference. Also there are lower chakras which human beings can also fall down to, but that rarely happens.

  7. Hello Simona, it’s funny to see that though science has proved that human beings are animals indeed, one set of creatures among creation, nothing less, nothing more, there are so many people who will never accept this truth. It would question the way we have been treating animals for ages simply because we thing that being able to speak supposedly makes us wiser. I really doubt that.
    There is a theory on the story of Adam and Eve and how they were expelled from the garden of Eden, I think I read it in a book by Deepak Chopra. I says humans lost their place in the garden of Eden the day they started thinking that they were superior to the rest of Creation simply because they had eaten the fruit of Knowledge, and as a result animals are much closer to God than we are because they don’t think so much of themselves.
    Humans are the inventors of warfare, mass destruction, crimes against humanity, pollution etc, and keep inventing things that eventually are tools of warfare. The Internet is now used by people to harass their enemies on so-called social networks and computer hackers are hired to destroy servers in countries at war. I recently discovered that Israel was not only threatened by missiles and by tunnels that were used to kidnap and murder citizens, but also by computer hackers hired to wreck their communication systems. Chemical products invented as pesticides end up murdering people, take for example Zyklon B that replaced exhaust gas during WWII to make extermination camps more deadly for millions of Jews. Zyklon B is still manufactured today because no one thinks that what is harmful for insects can be even more harmful for people. Video games as well, though they are supposed to be entertainment, can be dangerous, as the World Trade Center tragedy proves since the pilots prepared to hit their targets with a lifelike 3D flight simulator.
    Human beings are indeed the most dangerous species in the animal reign. As a result, we are less and less natural. The discovery has been recently made that nowadays dead bodies take longer to discompose because of all the chemical products we absorb through processed food and cosmetics. As a result, retrieving free places in cemeteries is more and more complicated, unless bodies are burnt of course but in Western cultures it is rarely the case. Our way of living also impacts our after-death. What we eat and what we apply on our skins impacts ou health as well. It’s time progress meant something else than destruction and unconscious self-destruction.

    • Thank you for sharing this, Vanessa. I strongly believe that humans wouldn’t think of such horrible things; that the external force impacted our ways of life, and the Eve and Adam story shows it too. Of course, we always can choose. Our ancestors chose for us, and we grew up without much questioning things; but humanity is awakening now and we started to really consciously think instead of going about our lives on autopilot.

  8. Always think how you can help others!!! That frees you up immensely. I think not all extradimentional beings are bad influences….hmm never thought of that before actually, have you experienced the supernatural? Do you have a post about that I would love to read it!

  9. Dear Simona-

    This is an interesting article.

    I think the Ego/pride is an attempt to appear accepting of a life, that, that for some reason, is believed to be unacceptable, to such individuals.

    Such people have received messages from others or have perceived themselves as not belonging here. Their life seems to them, to lack value and purpose. They develop ego/pride ways as an attempt to soothe or quite this contradiction inside themselves, for the real, authentic part of their being knows better and tries to get their attention. So their is a battle going on inside until they get the courage to listen to their soul.

    We need to see ourselves as belonging here with purpose. That all beings/creation are equally important in the balance of life. Then we don’t view animals as ‘lowly’. Or people as less-than us in some way, or view others as more advanced.

    By seeing more value, true value, we loose the desire for comparisons and measure, which come from the ego/pride. I think when we listen to our authentic self, we have more value for our self, through tremendous gratitude for the human experience to grow our souls.

    Let us be patient with others as they too have their own human experience. Let us allow God’s love to simple flow through us, for the benefit of all. Thanks again, for getting us thinking. Penny

  10. Thank you so much Simona, this article offered a nice reading and thought provoking materials . It’s true that people are becoming more animalistic now a days irrespective of their geographical locations , race or religions . The reflection of this aspect is prominently visible in every bit of their lifestyle .People are competing with each other to stay ahead of the MATERIALISIC TREND without consciously assessing it’s repercussions on the environmental , biological and spiritual components in the long run . They need to be given a correct direction .
    Thank you once again .

  11. sanjok karki says:

    Thankyou simona rich
    always inspired by your post.

  12. Always enlightened by your words. Thank you for sharing…

  13. I shift a little every time I read you.
    Thank you.

    • Lora Ciocan says:

      Hi Karuna,

      I just want to share here that I took your last reply for me as a sign from God and I have already started doing what you said: a book. 30 pages are already done.

      Thank you for allowing this message to come to me through you.

      God bless you.

      • Hi Lora,

        I feel relieved to know the message has been delivered. It’s going to be of great value and this is will be a cathartic experience if you process it with integrity. Let us know how you are doing once in a while.
        .
        Best wishes!

  14. Thank you Simona ! Very nice article !
    I am currently reading autobiography of M. K. Gandhi. It’s really a great experience.