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We attempt to simplify things by using labels and doctrines, organizing, creating identities and ideology. We label this person and that person with an identification, instantly creating a division between myself and another.
In reality, this complicates things because we are not looking at anyone or anything directly, but break up and distort direct observation with thought, idea, ideology and identification.
Being simplistic is lacking. Being complicated is confounding. We are never wholly seeing or naturally watching anything unfold, including our relationships, but, instead, use an old template that cannot be applied to living breathing situations and people.
Being complicated involves obsessive thought; too much thought.
The action to take is not to balance things out, though that’s what the mediocre mind immediately wants to do. The action to take involves awareness. With awareness, there is no over simplification or complication; there is just direct observation of what is, without barrier or thought.
And this is meditation.
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