Sincerity is the foundation of our personality. Sincerity is the end of duplicity. Of contrivance. Of manipulation. And deceit. And deception. Fraud, trickery, artifice... And all that is the bane of relationships and the essence of bad faith worldwide. Sincerity is the solution to all of our problems today. Everyday. It is the only thing required for Real Human Being-hood. The only thing necessary for community and well-being worldwide. The only thing that highly developed, spiritually mature people have that other people don't have. People who are sincere are treasures upon the earth. They grace us with their presence and leave us with the memory of their passing, and the dream of their hoped-for return.
Personality is the key to everything. Who we are is how we respond to our life. Is what we do in the here and now, in the time and place of our living, moment-by-moment, day-by-day. And if it is not-- if what we do is not a reflection/expression/incarnation of who we are-- if how we live is some twisted, skewed, distorted, misshapen, macabre, perversion of who we are, in the service of motives and desires that are devouring us as we pursue them, like some deranged Ouroboros gorging itself on itself, then we only have ourselves to thank for abandoning our soul to pursue dreams of everlasting glory. Everlasting is our Original Nature brought forth in response to the circumstances of our life. When our Original Nature is exhibited by our personality, we are a wheel turning out of its own center, guiding itself by its own inner sense of direction to ends worthy of its allegiance moment-by-moment, day-by-day. Personality leads us all along the way. Reveals us. Unfolds us. Expands us. Develops us. Brings us forth. Establishes us. Makes us known as the Real Human Being we are. Our relationship with our personality is our primary relationship, enabling us to be who we are in ways appropriate to the occasion, and birthing us anew again and again, all along the way.
There are: our Original Nature, the Source of our Original Nature, and the Source of the Source. When we connect with, live out of and express our Original Nature within the context and circumstances of our life, we are connecting with and exhibiting, the Source and the Source of the Source. We are one with all things. In accord with, aligned with, in harmony with, balanced by, the rhythms and flow of nature and life. What interferes with that, prevents that, sabotages that, keeps it from happening? Caring about the wrong things. Not-caring about the right things. Willing what cannot be willed. Wanting what we have no business having. Thinking the wrong things are important. Our orientation and direction. Having purposes at cross-purposes with our Purpose. Living with too much noise in our life to hear. Living opaque to ourselves. Turning off, tuning out, shutting down. What is the fix, the cure, the antidote? Hitting the solid rock wall of reality sometimes works. Getting to the end of our rope may do it. Having nowhere to turn and nowhere to go could do the trick. Running out of answers might be the answer. Seeing what we look at and knowing what we know-- and what we don't know-- is always a reliable path back to the path. The catch is that no one can do it for us. The return to our Original Nature as liege servants swearing filial loyalty and devotion forever is up to us.
Our meanings are the most personal things about us. What something means to us sets us apart and makes us unique among the rest of humankind. Or disappears us entirely, and renders us indistinguishable from all the others wearing our collective team's colors and cheering them on. Where does meaning come from? How do we know what is meaningful? How do we decide "This is," and "That is not"? Getting to the bottom of meaning and what it does for us, how it grounds us and establishes us, defines us and gives us our place in the world, opens us to the depths of existence, and the doorways of realization. What means the most to you? Your life is formed and shaped by what? Do you live for football? Ice cream and apple pie? Your children? Daddy's approving smile? Make a list. Add to it as things occur to you. Call it your book of meaningful things. Carry it with you through all times and places. How long will it be by the end of the week? How many meaningful things do you count in a day? What do you do that is meaningful every day? What makes them meaningful? What/who do they connect you with? What/who do they protect you from? What does your association with them do for you? What gives them their place in your life? How do new things get to be added to the list? What is the newest meaningful thing there? What are your guides to new meaningful things? What is your guide to meaning? What does your collection of meaningful things tell you about who you are? Upon what does your life depend?