Osho an amazing spiritual teacher, gave a talk about Fake News? Or Fake You’s?. Osho spoke about how our political system is based on lies. These politicians or liars are unfortunately rewarded and elected for the lies. They are really if ever authentically themselves.
We in society are rewarded and trained to lie. When we are children, we are told to love our mother. Society doesn’t wait for our love to come naturally. We are encouraged and feel forced to fake it. It is our duty to love our mother. We then pretend, smile, and act loving toward her. We are fake, inauthentic, we wear different masks like this in all areas of our life. We forget how to be natural. If we are in a room with our boss, we show the boss a smiling face. In that same room, at that same time, we show an entirely different face to the waiter.
Even the word personality means persona, a persona is defined as a role or character adopted by an author or an actor. We are trained by society to adopt different masks all the time. We have a different face for almost every situation, encounter, and conversation. We get so we don’t even know who we really are
There is a second you that Ohso talks about, one that Freud taught. The unconscious you, the you of our dreams, the you that comes out when you are drunk. This you is far more authentic than the fake you that bends to every conversation. There is a third you, a Divine you, a you of pure awareness, authentic and real. You can find it by slowing down, taking the mask off, by being vulnerable. You can find this real authentic you when we meditate.
Real estate works best when you are authentic, when you take off your masks. To buy, sell, or invest, to interact with buyers, sellers, agents, lenders, and escrows, it works best to just be you! Life works when you do you! The best way to discover the authentic you is to slow down, sit down, and meditate. The most productive thing you can do to live in your dream home is NOTHING. And, that is no FAKE news.