Hate Can't Eliminate Anything

Even in English, which is a categorical language, we don't have very precise definitions for lots words that we use everyday. Hate is one such word. It can mean "dislike," or it can mean "want to destroy from the face of the Earth." That's a pretty large spectrum of meaning.

I hate beets. To me, they taste like dirt flavored wax. But I wouldn't want to deprive the world of beets. Many people love them, and they're good for you. I'm glad that beets exist. I prefer to have more options in life than less options in life. I appreciate the diversity. What's more, what if it turns out that I like beets one day? I like to leave the beet option open.

However, if I took the perspective that because I hate beets, beets are bad, and I began a crusade to eradicate beets from existence, I would lose. You can't eliminate anything from existence. It's impossible. We only think it's possible because we believe that separation is a real thing. Separation doesn't actually exist.

"What about when a plant becomes extinct," you say. "That plant has been eradicated from existence. It no longer exists."

No, that's not true. That plant isn't being expressed, at present. It exists, however. It can exist here in our world again, too.

An easy way to think of these things is to reduce everything down to actions. All actions exist. Not all actions are expressed, however. So, the "extinct" plant exists, but it isn't being expressed in this dimension right now. It's no different than the fact that the idea to take a walk exists right now, even though you may not be expressing that choice in this moment. That action exists, nonetheless, and you may express it at some point.

Returning to the plant analogy, another way to think about it is that the idea of the plant exists. That's why we can talk about it. That idea was expressed here at one time. Perhaps you have pictures of the extinct plant, or there are illustrations of it in a book. We have some evidence of its expression here. Even though you may not find evidence of its expression in this world, at this moment, the idea of that plant is in full force. It's existence, as an idea, is irrefutable. The idea of the plant, and the expression of the plant, physically, are two different stages of the same thing.

So, then that begs the question, "What's an idea?" People want to say that ideas aren't anything because they can't put an idea in their pocket or store it on shelf. But an idea isn't nothing. It's a resonance pattern. It's definitely something. Everything that you know as the physical world is composed of resonance patterns. The only difference between what we call and "idea" and what we call an "object" is the rate of resonance. Ideas resonate faster. That's why our senses don't perceive them in solid form. To our senses, ideas don't exist as solid things. They are, however, the precursor to solid things, and they do exist and are real. In other words, they're important.

Ideas aren't subject to the physical world. They transcend physical things. For this reason, you'll never eliminate any idea, whether that idea is being expressed physically or not. Ideas are eternal. They're forever. They're not "from here." Here is from them.

Individuals are ideas. Here in this world, individuals represent the expression of a certain pool of potential actions. Sometimes, people don't like the actions that an individual represents to them. But instead of dealing with their personal relationship with the ideas (actions) that they don't like, directly, people want to destroy the representative of the idea. They believe that getting rid of the individual will get rid of the idea that the person represents to them. This doesn't work because you can't destroy ideas. Other individuals will step up and express those ideas. Then you have the same problem in a different form.

Most people are at war with the fact that they live in a world that allows for choices that they hate. Instead of dealing with the reality of the existence of the undesired choices, they want to control, or destroy, the expressions of those choices. This isn't an effective strategy. It doesn't deliver the desired outcome because you can't control, or destroy, ideas.

Hate is really a misguided search for security in a dimension of uncontrollable ideas. How do you create security in a world that allows for some pretty distasteful choices? That's the question. You're not going to eliminate the choices. They'll continue to exist, no matter what you do to the representatives of those choices. You're not going to get everyone to agree, or force anyone to conform, to a set group of acceptable ideas, either. These processes have been tried, and failed, for centuries.

So, what do you do? Take your attention off of the representatives (i.e. other people) and put your attention on the dimension itself. You live in a world that allows for a spectrum of choices. Most of those choices are wonderful. Some of those choices are sickening. How do you handle the fact that you're in a world that allows the awful choices to exist? It's your job to find a way to accept that fact because you're here, and you have to deal with it. You didn't get here accidentally. It took a lot of effort, and it was intentional. Obviously, you believed you could handle the diversity that exists here, and you can.

Thus, is there a way for you to develop a sense of security, despite the existence of the choices that you hate? Can you find a way to be safe, knowing that no matter what you do, you can't get rid of all of the bad choices that exist? Can you be safe without trying to control choice? There are answers to these questions.

I believe there are ways to be secure in a world that allows for unwanted choices. Those ways have to be developed, however. Individuals have to seek new perspectives to old situations. Your answers are needed. Every mind counts.

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