Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Way Out #132

What is most crucial about the way out of something is how we came to be "in" something.  Isn't it?  Especially if that something is conflict, fear and sorrow-filled.  Don't we want to find the way out of these types of situations and help others avoid it?  There is violence somewhere everyday during the day and night, people are starving, on drugs, at war, hating, wanting etc.  We see this all the time at home, at the neighbors on television etc.  Don't we want a way out?  But all to often it is rare to happen upon someone who begins asking "How did this all come about?"  "What is the origin of this behavior?"  I ask this because we don't actually say that; it actually sounds more like "What's wrong with people?" Why don't they just do what's right."  Such statements are merely calling for a continuum of one's present comforts, security and desire, they call for conformity, obedience and tradition.  If we listen we hear no direct connection with what is taking place, it is at a distant, unfamiliar, threatening, hated or misunderstood, in short.  But what then is the "way out?"  Is it not the "way in?"  Basically, if one has a fight with someone, don't we look at why it started in the first place and try an avoid it the next time?  In doing so, we are able to observe how we got "in" conflict and find a "way out" of it.  Make no mistake, this state we're in is that confusion we seek "out" of where people are wrong and misunderstood.  So isn't asking a question the beginning of seeking the "way out"?  Not ending ones life; this is tragic and a variable of results of those who never found or sought the "way out".  We want and wish for things to improve in the world, to end conflict and suffering but one must first ask a question, and keep asking in order to come upon how one finds ones way "in" in order to find ones way home through the "way out".

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Making of the Individual #131

The brain will only become to operate like the environment it is exposed to as in language, region, hemisphere, culture etc., it will accept is as a form of survival.  Just as intelligence--its soul purpose is to survive in balance and vitality. As the brain begins to interpret speech over and over it begins to respond by memorizing and collecting this information through the repetitive exposure to speech.  In brief, the brain now is reliant on information to survive, although superficially because intelligence is keeping it alive and functioning.  As information is a fragmented piece of structure, if you will, it narrows the scoop and perception of its world.  The Individual is born as this window narrows--see the parallel between our single and individual mindedness and a fragmented structure as we function as if separate from everything around us. We struggle to maintain our connections with others and stay there, but it is difficult when the perception in the brains has grown narrow and limited and as information mounts we think there is no one on the planet like us, acts like us etc.  The individual will accept the ideas and image to further strengthen this egotistic and superficial reality.  And why not?...It is familiar, and its not a matter of right and wrong.  See it as you read this which IS that information in memory being interpreted off the screen, see how limited it is, how it must be structured in a familiar way to read and comprehend.  If not, it becomes gibberish and incomprehensible.  Do we not rely on information, which is fragmented and limited?  Are we not conditioned with the same exposure input regardless of culture, region, race etc.?  Do we see that structure creates Individuals by its very nature; it sees one thing over and over for comfort and security because it isn't connected to anything intelligent around it so it remains isolated within itself...like the Individual.  Can someone, please, add to this--I've been told all the criticizing stuff already.  If you observe this then there is no debate merely expansion as  I/we seek to transcend our limited perception of existence.  

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Answers#6

Just a Thought--
We've heard many times, "Give me an answer."  Now, listen to that very closely, what is it telling the listener to do?  It implies to give them what they already find familiar, tradition, known, excepted etc.  Yes?  Or perhaps you've heard, "Answer me!" in a heated moment.  Still, the same implies; to give what is basically familiar or anticipated.  So then, where is there room to just reply as one wishes, with a freedom to reply with the insight and wisdom you've discovered?  Is not the basic "question-answer" format limited?  There is nowhere to think clearly or beyond the structure of its anticipations and conclusions.  Wouldn't you like to just reply without searching for an answer?  I wonder if you're searching for the right answer to this now.