Why We Become Extreme
We become extreme because we are confused about what we are. We adopt exaggerated imitations in order to create an appearance of being ‘one-of-them’. Identifying with a certain class, gender, social group, dietary sect, political group or religion, we become a type of slave, and that makes us ill-disposed towards others and affects our conduct. The cause of these acquired identities is a fear of being alone.
When we adopt a persona,
we lose our way,
and suffer for it.
Our natural reality is the same as everyone else’s,
but it’s hidden by invention.
True confidence lies in recognising that we are unconventional,
due to our individual, unique karma/teacher.
By avoiding deviations, we do not lose our way.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line!