The words “me,” “my” and “I” show ownership in our language. “Me” and “my” point toward something owned, and “I” points to the self, the ego, which shows ownership of a thought, a feeling or an attachment of some kind. When there is ownership, there is pride included, so every time those words are said, then there is a sense of pride/ownership with whatever you are saying.
Perhaps experiment with removing those words from your vocabulary and see how difficult it is speak without them. You will stumble every time you go to use them and need to reconstruct your sentence or substitute a different word. This will show how often you use those words.
Those three words are the creation and the continuation of the ego self, the part which holds all the opinions, beliefs, feelings and attachments, and that starts the moment you are given a name. Once you are given a name, in a sense, you are no longer just the real self, you are the real self with a label attached. Then with that first label, you start to apply all your beliefs to it. The beliefs and all the knowledge were added to the name, not to the entity — the real self.
If you are referencing “I” as the “skin bag,” then you are referencing the original being, the real self. The other part is the linguistic/psychological part, the labels that were added later. When doing the experiment of removing the labels of “me,” “my” and “I,” you will possibly experience a greater confusion; and the greater confused you are the better off you are in regards to transformation. This is opposed to how this world views being “better off,” as this world acknowledges and rewards those who know things; and the more things you know, the more recognition, money and rewards you get.
The more labels we put on ourselves the greater the separation we put between us and everyone else; thus, the more violence we have. Once we separate ourselves, it is easier to hate “them” and kill “them.” We no longer see others as being the same as us, for we now see enemies as “others.”
The same thing is true with our names although on a much smaller scale, as it separates us from our real self. Yet, if we could ever get to the point where in the smallest sense we are our name, from there to the other side is that last one percent. The first 99 percent is getting back to your original name, which means releasing and letting go of all the labels you have attached to it in order to get there.
That new-born entity was perfect until it was given a name, and that was the first flaw. That was the first flaw of your entire life. Getting back to that beginning flaw is ninety-nine of your journey to transformation. However, the movement between your name and that perfect entity still has a chasm between them, and it will take a quantum leap to get over that divide. That is the point where “the real” meets the illusion.
This quantum leap is like jumping off a cliff without looking to where you are jumping and not knowing where you will land or even if you will land. This quantum leap spoken of does not know what is below, above or around you. It is the jumping out of your false self. It is the action of moving to someplace new psychologically, meaning “never having been before.”
In this conversation we are discussing two different “you’s”. One is the psychological you which is your personality, the one that has all your knowledge. The other “you” we are speaking of is the perfect entity which was born of pure intelligence. The perfect “you” has been so smothered by the personality “you”, so that it hardly exists any more. It is just a tiny speck buried inside and is the only part of you that is actually real.
The most powerful part of your being, this intelligence, is buried. Intelligence at its smallest point is love, and love cannot force anything. Love can open, as a flower does, but it cannot pull or push or manipulate or force in any way. The world of knowledge can use manipulation and violence to push and pull us into the insanity of this world. The world of knowledge has taken us over and smothered love and intelligence under a ton of belief.