Jesse wrote:I think we all have aspects of ourselves we dislike. For a long while I have been trying to accept parts of myself that I truly hate. Thing's like anger, conceit, sexual impulses, greed, etc.
I think in some ways, when we realize these things harm us we switch to the opposite end of the spectrum unwillingly and start developing aversion to them, so how do we accept these things about ourselves without indulging them?
What are your experiences?
Of my truthful answer to your question it has been deemed wise to not speak of it.
However; on a general level I think "desire" and "aversion" are not
two sides of the same coin... yet indifference is
the reverse side of both these "things" and this
can be cultivated through honesty with oneself.
You know this scene?..
(where Neo becomes faster than the agent)
When he "stops fighting" (shown in picture above); he becomes indifferent to his environment and "fear" ceases to be conceptualized as a response. He doesn't have to "love" the agent. It's enough to know(1), in honesty, that the artificial limits of his mind are not applicable to the true reality!
(1) It could be said there's a lack of knowing as the artificial limits fall away.