Friday, November 6, 2015

Change and Hope #33

Don’t we hope there is change from the misery and sorrows of living?  Why does the mind settle on hope?  Is it because we're conditioned and promised by authority as children, adolescence and into adults that 'things take time? Sadly, hope is time-ridden, as things must be planned, build, executed and then changed.  All related in time, not the present.

We hope that people cease creating the sorrows of the world and setting the stage for tomorrows suffering.  We hope that happens, but does that signify change?  Is 'hope,' change?  No. As hope is in the future, in time, therefore, not an action in the moment or circumstance.  Hope, though, admirable, changes nothing.  It instead paralyzes and sustains. 

Observe that change is a structure; it has a cause, effect, then a beginning, middle and end result or goal.  That is the progressive and possessive mind.  Thereby, is not the creation of conflict or creation of structure, the creation of hope?  In observing this, we eliminate hope, which creates significant change, as change is then no longer built falsely on the past or future.  Which then takes place in the present, without time (past or future).

The reliance on hope merely perpetuates the illusion that change will occur, but how without our participation?  It is not a matter of dictation from authority in 'what to do.'  And we cannot hope or pray for change, we must participate and embrace structure in order to understand our illusions of hope.   www.mindful.org www.osho.com www.eckharttolle.com