The Inner Rutles

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It is basic to human nature to seek answers through self-evaluation and reflection.  Indeed, these principles are central to the very idea of Beatlism, and represent the highest aspirations of the Inner John and George.  However, in one's exploration of the self, there are pitfalls to watch out for, and mistakes that can be made.  Perhaps the most common of all these mistakes is the false self that manifests itself to us as the Inner Rutle.  The Inner Rutle appears to be an inner Beatle.  They represent the same values, present a reasonable facsimile to the real thing, and provide us with a sense of security that we are in touch with our spiritual core.  The Rutles are not the Beatles, though, and no matter how well they mock or imitate the self, they are not of the self.  The inner Rutles, in fact, are the self reflected in the minds and eyes of others, a sort of parody of the self through a lens of comedic perspective.  The Rutles are like an exterior layer of an onion which must be peeled away to reveal the deeper Truth of the Beatles.  One must see beyond the Inner Stig, Dirk, Nasty, and Barry to grasp the underlying meaning.

Some have proposed that all self-reflection leads down the path to the inner Rutle, and thus the only image of ourselves that we can access is in essence a reproduction of our true inner Beatles.  This gets a bit confusing for those who approach their Beatlism logically, as the distinctions between the inner Rutles and the Inner Beatles become blurry.  If the Inner Beatles are inaccessible, and the Inner Rutles are a reflection (however distorted) of that inner state, how can we say which is which, or who is who?  The methodology by which one distinguishes between the Rutles and the Beatles within the self are similarly obtuse.  In this author's estimation, the best approach to the inner Rutles is to embrace their presence, and use them as a tool to learn about your inner Beatles.  Like the Inner Beatles, the Inner Rutles are constantly at odds with one another, and are being pushed apart and pulled together by cosmic forces.  The state of the Inner Rutles undeniably reflects some part of the Truth about the inner self, and as such has great value.

Still, one must stay aware of the presence of their Inner Rutles, for only through deeper meditations upon those four entities can enlightenment be reached.  Often, the Rutles provide surface answers and cosmetic solutions to spiritual issues that reach far closer to the core of the self.  Psychoanalysts have long favored the use of hypnosis as a road around the inner Rutle, as clergymen have urged the adherence to "non-Nasty" imagery and music as a cure for the deceptions of Rutlism.  Certainly, it cannot hurt to know what you must fear, and it is highly recommended that adherents to the Beatlist faith watch the Rutle's film closely to keep in mind those key differences between the Rutles and the Beatles.  (Note: I will soon post a list of the specific differences between the two groups here for further edification.)


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