This is an interesting perspective, seen by Alan Watts and others…in short, if your feel that you need perfecting, you are also the one that is tasked with doing the job, so the imperfect person oversees perfecting the imperfect one…which leads to a vicious circle. If you see yourself as needing improvement, you have merely solidified your imperfection…
When we decide to do something…to change our situation, start an exercise routine, enroll in college…anything…we think we are creating change…but are we, or are we following an unseen script that guides us? After all, we are the ones who decided to make the change…but where did the decision to do so come from? Maybe we cannot know, and maybe it doesn’t matter. When we watch a new movie, or read a new book, the story’s been written; the script as well, yet it is still exiting for us and we don’t even think of the fact that it’s all been written…for to us, its an untraveled path, and the ending is unknown…and that’s good enough.
The rumble of the collective human mind has surely changed over the millennia. A casual observation into the course of that change is a little frightening.
Life is something I have no control over. It’s just something that happens, win or lose. Now, video games, I’ve got a chance! I focus all of my attention, and die a thousand times and keep coming back…just to get to the next level.
I wonder what would happen if I focused on my life with the same intensity, and searched to find the magic sword? #findthemagic
Its a mad world. It’s been said before. At this point of perspective, political, and positional polarization the noise is so loud that no one is listening. Maybe because nothing is being said, merely personal reference point perspective, which will always be true and false at the same time.
There is an underlying sanity, however, that transcends time and distance.
It’s always there, right NOW, for those willing to listen.
It’s always on…and there are no endorsements.
Our culture has a mental madness of MORE. More is better. More money, more possessions,
more “intellect”. Go to school, learn more, become smarter, become more intelligent. Upon examination, It’s not hard to see that intelligence is the exact opposite. It is not the clinging to a culmination of ideas that may have grown obsolete. It’s always being in a neutral state of wonder and presence. It’s only through this stillness that you can “respond like a shadow”, as Bruce Lee once put it. Clearly, silent adaptability seems to be the pinnacle of intellect.
It’s a dangerous state when our mind-held beliefs become calcified even in the face of irrefutable evidence.
It’s even more dangerous when we believe that the voice inside our heads, with all of it’s tangled logic…is us.
If it IS us…then who’s listening? Who is listening to the voice in you’re head?
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!