TRUTH IS ALIVE
There is truth that is without us and within us. If we are not willing to abandon our ‘own truth; to step beyond what we know - we will eventually lose our lives and lose ourselves - circling the mulberry bush in an endless loop and progressing into increasing irrelevance. This is the life of one who has never found himself because he was not willing to die to self and all that she called ‘his.’
This is how we become spirit and life.
Speaking of the futility of being a non-person. Richard Rohr writes,
Hibernating in the False Self
“We give up eventually—or do not even try—to seek this truth and instead retreat into ourselves, as if to say, “I alone will be my reference point.” It is the most common problem of individualism and egocentricity. I think they go together. We split and retreat into ourselves, but we invariably go to our ego (small self, the False Self) because that is all we know about. It is the common default position, even if it is largely unconscious.” (1)
Living inside our self-made fictions
False doctrine and the false self are a pair who walk in the companionship of illusion. The false self is just as much a figment as the false life. Capitalism is a false life producing false selves my the million as does religion. It prodcues false gods, false selves and fabrications. Here are to be found false selves souced in a false god and poor teaching. The only teaching that is any good is that Christ is your life; that Christ is you and the fact that Christ is us.
People are alive because Christ is them