A Reflection on My Own Sense of Individualism

Last evening  I  was reading Nisargadattas ” I Am That” and came across one of many entries that I find to be so relevant these days.  It was written that  “In going beyond the limited, divided and opposing  mind it becomes a question of love seeking expression and meeting with obstacles. The inclusive mind is love in action, battling against circumstances, initially frustrated ultimately victorious.”

The notion of individualism is a concept that we have come to collectively identify with especially in the west. I have come to realise that although useful in ways  concepts are limited and fragmented  notions of the whole and as Nisargadatta suggest pursuing a sense of self that is a product of the mind, as such, creates obstacles  in my ability to be open, accepting and loving that is my nature.


Author: Gord Clements

I find some satisfaction in the act of attempting to express my experience of life through painting, writing, language and other art forms. I have been painting for over thirty five years and combine my love of art with a meditative and contemplative way of life. I have an intuitive sense that true creativity is something that arises from beyond and through Qthe self that can be explored and shared through some form of expression although I always hope to open to the influence of that which is beyond my limited sense of self.

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