We attach meaning to an event in order to explain it, to justify our actions, to expose the Truth about something. But meaning is just an interpretation of an experience that, at best, can be used as a pointer to the event, in the hope that another can derive the same experience.
MEANING isn’t real. It certainly isn’t static, and it does the opposite of our best intentions; it tells more about us than it does about what it is intended to reveal.
Take action. Observe the results.
Act again, observe again.
repeat, repeat, repeat.
Eventually your purpose will reveal itself,
but the more you try to think and plan your way,
the more lost you may become.
This came from one of my friends, Rod Allen, and is perhaps the “cleanest” way to describe within the limits of language what the nature of reality and consciousness may be…I have said “we’re all hair on the same dog”, but I think Rod’s description is more accurate, and certainly more elegant. Thanks Rod!
We think that we are one person…it’s just me.
But to everyone who knows us, we are another person…to them.
Maybe we’re all of them, maybe none.
What would it say about you, if you could not be offended, no matter what anyone said; if you remained calm in the face of any storm, and you simply attempted quiet adaptation to any situation? What then, does it say about our culture when we are offended at the slightest suggestion that differs from our own, that we are so enraged at what someone did that we have to verbally attack them via an innocuous bird chirp, and that, when all is said and done, if the world would simply stop being as it is and be what we think it should be…then we could be happy.
What does that say about us?
Habits developed through intentional repetition put us on autopilot, almost instinctively reaching to repeat the pattern when prompted. This can work for you, or against you…