Invested Identities

“Play your part in the comedy, but don't identify yourself with your role.” - Terence James Stannus Gray

“As long as subject is centred in a phenomenal object, and thinks and speaks therefrom, subject is identified with that object and is bound. As long as such condition obtains, the identified subject can never be free—for freedom is liberation from that identification.

Abandonment of a phenomenal centre constitutes the only ‘practice’, and such abandonment is not an act volitionally performed by the identified subject, but a non-action (wu wei) leaving the noumenal centre in control of phenomenal activity, and free from fictitious interference by an imaginary ‘self.

Wei Wu Wei