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Is The Truth Just Too Simple?


by Zen Gardner

I find it amazing how people can’t see the simplicity of it all.


Is it a desire to hold on to their beliefs–religious, scientific, intellectual or otherwise–because they think that’s their identity? If so, you can sure see how easily swayed humanity would be.

Which it is.

It’s true though. Try to tug at someone’s belief and watch their identity get yanked with it. How did we get to identify with our ideas and beliefs as if they are ourselves? This has been a point of discussion for eons. If you go back to Plato you’ll get the classic illustration of illusion versus reality and why the cave dwellers are the way they are.

It just doesn’t register until someone has had the experiential breakthrough. To tell the cave dwellers there’s a whole other True reality if they’d get out of their stupid little self bubbles and connect with the sunshine of Universal Truth is still met with the same antipathy as it always has.

To them, these shadows are it. They always were and always will be.


Do they fight it because the Truth Is humbling?

I think so. I mean Truth negates everything the ugly ego stands for. You can tell a person’s ignorance by their grip on their ego. Defensiveness, stubbornness, unrighteous anger, prejudice, arrogance, intellectual pride, lack of humor. These are all symptoms of self-reinforcement, when that’s the last thing in the world you want to fortify.

I mean, what a relief when you realize there’s nothing to defend! And that in fact if someone can help destroy this ugly contracting ego muscle that keeps us from the Truth, more power to them!

But alas, everything in this shallow manipulated world system of false shadows is intended to reinforce ego, self, separateness. What’s the biggest concern of most people? Their image. They’ll literally ask people to take a knife to their body to carve a better figure, spend their every waking hour studying magazine and television images, and even hire expensive advisors to help create the right image.

It’s nuts, but it’s “normal” in a world based on selling images.

Even more so this image infatuation affects all of life’s choices and most of all the design of the character and personality. We learn language and self expression habits based on wanting acceptance of this image we think we need or want to be. So whoever controls the mass image machine, as in mass imagination, is now in control as much as people are attached to this fabricated image of self.

That’s why we have to detach more than anything else.

Belief Vs. Fact

Faith is a funny issue. So many say they have it when they don’t. Faith is knowing…or supposed to be.

But belief is even weirder. You can tuck almost anything under the belief umbrella. It’s about as vague a concept as you can get. On top of that it’s terribly misused. “I believe I can fly” is a popular song refrain. You do? Just don’t do like the kid on acid and jump off a building. Do like Bill Hicks said and try to take off from the ground first.

Ah idiocy. All encouraged by the popular culture vultures.

When you know something you know it. It’s experiential. People just aren’t clear a lot of the time. The belief word comes to the fore for lack of clear understanding. The cool thing about real Consciousness is when you’re there, you just know. When you’re not, you temporarily “forget” and just need to get back to where you know.

Vague enough?

Let’s start over with what knowing is not, and what insecure belief systems foster.


What Knowing is Not:

  • -Petitioning an unseen Source over and over for the same things when you “believe” it answers your every prayer.
  • -Screaming your “belief” system as loud, insistently and offensively as possible in order to forcibly convince others of your subjective persuasion.
  • -Building huge and multiple temples of worship and legions of hierarchical autocrats to give the appearance of institutional credibility, all at the cost of the subjects they are supposed to be “serving”.
  • -Living meaningless lives that have never answered nevermind addressed the basic questions of who are we, where did we come from, and why are we here?
  • -Stubborn unwillingness to consider something may be wrong or limiting or that there’s another perspective to whatever belief they’re clinging to, no matter how “scientific”, “rational” or passionate the mindset.
  • …just to name a few…


Ego – Mud Catcher on your Nothingness

People would be so happy if they just died to self. Just let the bullshit go. Be who they truly are, know they’re fine just as they are, and revel in creation knowing we are eternal spirit having an earthly experience. When you identify with your projection you’re just asking for problems.

Yes, it is that cool.

But the entrapment is the challenge. Not only that the fabric of what you seem to see, hear and perceive are just a construct particular to this current experience on earth, but that there are forces manipulating it.

Ha! Complicates the already complicated!

But that’s the case, and it makes perfect sense. Look at the microcosm…manipulators work the economic and political markets and always have…why wouldn’t forces of whatever source try the same at every other level? Hmm?

The Beauty of A Simple Truth

This eternal, all-pervading and connecting loving Consciousness is the only reality you can trust and a place you can dwell in and watch from as much as you like. What could be more wonderful? And it translates into a loving world if people would only tune into it and let it guide their thoughts, words and actions.

You can call it what you want. The Universal Creative Force or whatever. Words are powerful but they’re just pointers. If you want to call it God fine, but that usually carries a lot of sneaky baggage so I’d be real careful with that one. A programmed belief is attached to that word in the collective subconscious like a 4th dimensional virus and not many have the firewall good enough for full protection.

Just watch out for limiting labels. “I’m a Christian.” “I’m a Buddhist.” “I’m a libertarian.” “I’m agnostic.” I’m this race, that type, this kind, yada yada. How often we hear the I’ma’s. I mean even the God of the Bible said his name was “I Am”. Period.

Shoot, that’s ironic!

Intuitive Knowing Is the Answer

That’s how we’ve got to learn to think and operate. Intuitively.

Intuition is defined as instinctive and unconscious knowing without deduction or reasoning. It is way beyond predefined belief systems and the shackles of the ego.

It’s also your best defense in a world at war with your soul. In the words of Lao Tsu:

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.

So called empirical knowledge supposedly based on scientific or academic fact is so much hooey. You can’t trust any of it. Oh, there’s truths in there, that’s not the point. It’s the abuse of truth that so permeates the supposed facts projected by the Powers That Be that’s the problem.

It’s all limiting, mislabeled, out of context and ceilinged off. Look out for that.

And stay conscious. It’s a challenge but a total rush when you get the hang of it. There’s a cost, but one you’ll pay eventually anyway.


Revel in the Love of the Truth! ..and pass it on!

Love, Zen



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  1. Yes, it really is that simple. That’s why they try so hard to bombard us at every moment of our lives with nonsense to keep us disconnected from universal consciousness. The amount of effort needed to keep us disconnected is immense, and the solution is literally just to ‘switch them off’, which is why 24 hours a day mind control is necessary. Don’t want to give anyone a chance to think for themselves. And, it’s completely self-perpetuating. Once enough people associate with their labels, they will get all around them to also do the same.

    Of course, there is an equal tipping point in the other direction. Get enough people to connect, and the whole house of cards collapses. Which is why blogs like this are so important. Thank you.

  2. Thanks, Zen. As soon as I read the first sentence I knew what you meant. It is something I keep wondering too. Basically, humanity is in a trance. I can see all the effective mechanisms used to hypnotise and brainwash us. Which makes me wonder more about the perpetrators, and how they got to be able to do this.

    • “In our dream, we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hand. The present educational conventions fade from our minds; and, unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or science. We are not to raise up from among them authors, orators, poets, or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians. Nor will we cherish even the humbler ambition to raise up from among them lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen, of whom we now have ample supply.”

      Rockefeller Foundation Director of Charity, Frederick Gates, 1913

  3. Attain the highest openness,
    Maintain the deepest harmony.
    Become a part of all things;
    In this way, one perceives the cycles.

    Indeed, things are numerous,
    But each cycle merges with the Source.
    Merging with the Source is called harmonizing.
    This is known as the cycle of destiny.

    The cycle of destiny is called the Absolute.
    Knowing the Absolute is called insight.
    To not know the Absolute
    Is to recklessly become a part of misfortune.

    To know the Absolute is to be tolerant.
    What is tolerant becomes impartial;
    What is impartial becomes powerful;
    What is powerful becomes natural;
    What is natural becomes The Way.

    What has Tao becomes everlasting
    and free from harm throughout life.

    ___Lao Tzu-the first theoretical physicist

      • The wind blows from all directions. Here on the mountain, we have no wind. We’ve garnered updates and there ain’t gonna be any manmade EMP over the NA continent. The Monster’s agents have pulled Zen’s chain.
        Now, if we have an EMP, we feel it will happen from the Sun’s energies and not from the so-called elite dorks. There is no way “they” may escape the damage.
        Anyway…what do we know?! Not much!

        [we sure are glad that we learned basic addition in the public fool system. if not, we couldn’t submit a post anymore.]

  4. This is great in theory, but try putting it in to practice. How exactly do you get to intuitive knowledge and understanding? I have been trying to do this on my own for quite some time but I am lost in the murky waters surrounding the truth. Please explain.

    • Kathryn, I would say get rid of the TV if you haven’t already, and likewise stop reading ‘news’papers. Forget everything you were ever taught (programmed to believe) at school or by your parents, unless it deeply resonates as truth to you.

      Then, if you want to know anything, ask your heart. The heart needs to be in the driving seat always.

    • Dwell on this thought often. Born Naked , Without Name, Without Number (s.i.n) (as we all are born naked, without name and without number) Dwell on this thought often until you get the full revelation of what it means. In the meantime, Choose loving thoughts, blessing thoughts We have one law: do no harm.
      Gooogle: The Authority Hoax

  5. Regarding spiritual teachings, Sunbear said it best: “If it doesn’t grow corn, I don’t want to hear about it”. Whenever I encounter a new twist on “spiritual truth” I ask myself it if grows corn (can I put this to use in a practical manner in the everyday world, and does my prior life experience validate this)

    An earlier comment on another post about listening to the messenger even if the messenger is an ant, was very true. However, it has been my experience that most people are more interested in the exterior of the guru, rather than the contents of his teachings. Personally, I’ve met more frauds in the New Age, than organized religion, but that’s probably because I’ve had very little to do with organized religion. A person I know encountered a famous New Age guru (Global Elite member and good friend of AL Gore) in a very un-guru-like situation. Anyone charging money for spiritual teachings still does not get it.

    • Kris…true, New Age loaded with NWO teachings setting the unaware up for the new world religion…if that’s the “guru” I think I heard he’s worth 25 million. A friend I trust met him and said his eyes and spirit were dead. No surprise. It’s like this “Dr. Gupta”, Machio Kaku, lots of ’em out there…plants in the different fields, with some truths and pointed towards the agenda. If the mainstream and elites are pushing it, watch out. Like anything, get what you can from the info and stand clear of this man-worship cult and religion stuff….Z

  6. Mr. Gardner, this entire discourse for one is not simple and two, it is entirely dualistic as it separates humans from experience and material existence and the body of creation. To me it is simply a not so clever rehashing of dualistic philosophy and disembodied spirituality, which is not the meme for our times. The name of today’s game is to be an earth being having a spiritual experience. Fight and stand for something grounded and real, that grows corn, as the decent gentleman above (Kris) mentions. Cheers.

  7. Yep Mike, you would be right about that. I have detailed his disgusting behavior on my blog: http://www.searchingforfernando.wordpress.com To read it, scroll way, way, down the main page to the bold heading: I HEAD EAST TO TANGANCICUERO WHERE THE MYSTERY OF THE BLACK SWAN IS FINALLY SOLVED, under that heading, locate: Update: Jan 26th 2011, and then read on down.

    Whenever I see crowds of New Age groupies swooning at the feet of that evil man, I want to retch. By the way, Kris is a woman.

    • Kris,

      Now, how do you think I knew the guru?

      I read your blog, that’s how.

      I haven’t the foggiest idea, Kris, why you would go to such extremes and suffer such horrible personal agony in your quest to resolve the triangular mess you’ve been dealt.

      Your motivation to continue getting abused completely escapes me.

      But I’ll say this: you’re one hell of a plucky woman. I’m glad you’re here. We need more like you.

      Be at peace,


  8. Mike,

    I thought you guessed correctly because he’s always hanging out with his best bud, Al Gore.

    I explained very carefully in my blog why I went to such extremes, but you did not comprehend it. What I had already lived through prior to my story ‘s beginning was so hellish, that everything that has happened since 2004 has seemed like a cake-walk in comparison. The one good thing about having survived a terrible ordeal is that everything that comes after seems like no big deal, and nothing scares you anymore. The second reason I explained in my comment section. I was in a detached state during the events of my story. It was more like being an observer than a participant. I do not regret any of it. I would do it all again. I consider it the best thing that ever happened to me. Probably one could only understand this if they had lived through something similar.

    Peace be with you tambien.

    • Kris,
      You’re right; I didn’t grok your experience completely. Your story is filled with so much detail that I think it was easy for me to forget the central message.
      I, too, lived in a detached state of being. 12 years married to a woman with clinical depression and schizophrenia. A horror story? You betcha!
      Unlike you, however, I wouldn’t do it all over. I’ve been to the depths of hell and I don’t ever wanna go back.
      You’re one tough cookie, Kris, so write the book!

  9. Ahhh the ego. not a bad ting really when it’s doing what it naturally does. Just a survival tool for the physical body. It’s our Identity with it that causes trouble. Thinking that is who we are, hence all the trouble we have when the ego is attacked. However the ego can become very refined in it’s ability to seem evolved. Not to worry there will be a test after this and eventually the ego will implode.

  10. intuitive knowing is giving a shape to the future.
    Only love makes me more than i am.
    The truth is not in the point but in the whole.

  11. Creation itself is holy.
    All life is sacred.

    Human beings can awaken into enlightenment.

    To awaken one must only pay attention to daily life,
    the middle way. Continually feeling gratitude and awe
    in one’s present existence brings enlightenment.

  12. I am going to be frank and strait out.
    What I am going to tell you is solely what I know and nothing more, no hidden anything, every description is based on My perseptions.

    I am afraid you dont know anything at all,the reason is truly staggering, Religion. Orcestrated drivel wrapped in even more drivel, just for one cause only, controll.
    The issue is what I define as Energy, this coresponds with consuisness at large. Free will is the only possible way of directing and controlling it, as mentioned in the movie Matrix.
    Free Will is infact a entety that has to be controlled, and for that reason Dream controll was discovered in ancient times, like the old Zen. This part have been left out of major religions and deemed to be under the influence of even more drivel, the exoteric religion.
    Any intress, read about Lusid Dreaming, its all there.

    The first Gate: This is what seperates us Humans and our imagination, from reality and the wastness of the Unknown.
    Copared to our Known realiry, just a tiny Fart.
    There are several ways, one by Dreaming, where the goal is controlling it, that requires Waken consuisness inside a Dream, that is the ONLY wy of managing and learning to controlland and act, move etc inside dreams. The first issue is just that, waking up inside. The difference is fundamental and shocking, that alone is the main problem for just this kind of events. It may take years to acomplich this, but the moment you do, you will see that to Fly and do “imposible” things, is infact possible. Like jumping from rooftopp to rooftopp, fly like a bird. Everything as long as you mind is aware and waken, surtain aspects(sex) make it difficould to maintain, because of fealings involved. There are obvious dangers in Lusid Dreaming, That was one of them, issues and aspects that disrupts the real agenda and leads people astray and misses everything of importance.

    The second is Hard mental practising, the moust difficloud way of them all. This is also just a highly practical issue.
    In this Meditative state, the silencing of our inner dialog(what we think, like a inner dialog) is the moust imposrtant issue. This is the forerunner to training the Free Will. Free Will can be guided and comanded by our own Intent. We must lean to Intent events and “movments” inside our meditative state. And if you encounter a Greenish/Blueish/Truqise collored spotts or “cloud” chapped figures inside your state, this can also manifets it self as a Eye shaped “cloud”, where the “Eye” is always Dark. For me its a Birds eye, both issues requires the same aprotch, to Move into and thru that “Eye”, into what ever presents it self. It may be a expirience or like watching some/random events form a “birds” angle. The trick is to continue the movment invad, against the event inside the “Eye”.
    Then you are in reality in the same “dream” stat that you are in when Lucid dreaming.

    This is the First Gate.
    There are several, atleast 7.
    Reality is based on Frequenses and our “world” and reality fixed in it, have its fundamental frequense, suted to tach this 3 dim. world.
    Energy is also the same, but the major difference is that we can alter that by going tot the Other side, to meet our other, the Dreaming Body.’
    Like Yin/Yang
    The 4 gates is about conection of this to aspects, the real body and our dreaming body.
    The first gate makes us Liquid and not solid, solid after the 4 gate when we have encountered our self, with our dreaming body.
    Beyound that, we enter something completly different, so different that right now, its usless to talk about.

    I have read,litlary Tons of books, and the absolut best and I personaly consider this book to be the Moust important and the avsolut best.
    Carlos Castanedas. Art of Dreaming.
    Everything is True.
    (i could list others, but their babbel gets in the way, like many Thinkers Like A. Huxley, Books. downing it in drivel)
    Controversial, yes.
    Understudd, absolutly Not.

    Otherwise the Univerce is Female, males are reer and the women have always been a better worrier and magichian. The are the ones that have the Natur given “crack” to conect them to our greates Matrix, the onle that We/nergetic entety os dependent on.
    Selfiggios world of Harmonics, and do notis the results of frequences of sound, in a plate, the shifting of patern.
    Thats how our reality is build, its all about Frequencess.
    Controll them and you can Travel to other realitys acordingly to their Frequencess.
    This is everything, our perseption and mind. This is what I belive creates what ever there is, the trick is to gather and harvest Energy. Live acodengly, treat every thing with love. Gather knowledge and grow in spirit/energy/consuisness.

    Thats the reason the Gospel acording to Judas Iskarot was hidden. Thats the only gospel where he says it all, our Lords house have many rooms, we live in just one of them. Separated by a Border, between the visible and the invisible world. Read it and the Books of Castaneda gives you the way.

    Remember, fear is the first obctacle to the other side, because nothing is what we “belive” and our imagination is minute.


    “For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.”
    ? Carlos Castaneda

    And there are No Gods, We are Gods.

  13. It is all very simple, we complicate each and every moment, ego is not to blame as ego is no more then the cave wall and the shadows keeping us hidden from the simplicity of all that is …

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