Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Earth Gapes, Hell Burns, Fiends Roar, Saints Pray.

I was speaking to a friend yesterday who insisted on the importance of intentional consciousness or directional ego, the label escapes me, but the concept was a little separate piece of yourself you keep holy and use to direct action to the good, or the true purpose, or the perfect actions of the realised, fulfilled self: oneness, claimed by separation. It's never enough, oneness, everything is not enough. (Wasn't "Everything is not Enough" a Bond movie?) In separation, there is always a figuring out, a method, a reason. What is is never enough. What is, is often described as "wrong thinking" or "bad karma" or "Koyaanisqatsi." We fret that we don't say what we mean, do what we think is right, and please people we don't respect. It seems very important to make the right choices, to shed the bad actions that are not in alignment with flowing being and absolute purpose. This seems the highest story of life; to be with the universal flow, to be true to oneself, and the core of beauty and truth sensed within. It's either oneness, or it isn't; and it is. The imperfect actions and sacrifice of what is required to fulfill one's ultimate purpose are simply what is; they are ways of being as beautiful and human as any life lived in universal harmony, or however you want to describe it. What often seems to happen, is that these things take care of themselves. It's not necessary to eke out, by hard graft and an enormous act of will, a healthy directional ego. Choices may seem to arise, yet they are made by no one; and a life story of pain and resistance is not any worse, or better, than a life attuned to universal energies. When no one is in the way, what seems to happen is often more efficient and attuned and mentally healthy; but it is difficult to let go, when what is let go of is what lets go. There is nothing to be done, there is nothing to decide; decisions arise, actions too. It is so simple, seeing life for what it is; it is everywhere, everything, everyone. It's a hard ask, in duality, to see that suffering is love. But there's nothing wrong with seeing or not seeing. Whatever is, is perfection, even the rejection of it.

10 comments:

Nicholas (Conscious Flex) said...

The titles of your articles are quite enjoyable

Yes, "The World Is Not Enough" seems to be a popular engagement of oneness. Ahhh, it's oneness flowing beautifully though (as 'you' so wonderfully mentioned), even as it seemly separates.

No One In Particular said...

There arises a misty memory, sitting at the picnic table outside, thinking about what someone had said to me a bit earlier, along the lines of "whatever is given is whatever is needed", with great consternation; how could THIS ever be ENOUGH? THIS is boring! Turns out I was mistaken, apparently.

Nicholas (Conscious Flex) said...

It's never what we expect, is it?

It can't even be imagined and the imagination is unlimited.

msayers said...

Wonderful words... again. And, again, I'm stopped in my tracks. I don't even know what I'm doing anymore. Thank you.

Maury said...

No goal forward, and for me, no past.

I do feel pangs of guilt about not caring anymore about the past.

One moves on, and doesn't care, but society thinks we should care about birthdays, holidays, anniversaries. All that care left long ago, meaningless, but it sure puts one out of the normal expectations.

I wonder, is this something wrong about me? Or have I fallen into a nondual perspective and can't force the past to be meaningful, or the future, for that mater.

But, the fact is, I can't get concerned about who my mother was, or father was. Interesting, but not significant.

And my grandson doesn't feel personal to me. He's not special because he's my grandson. He's no more special than any other child in the world. But most would say I'm cold, uncaring, and off.

Oh well. It is as it is.

Great post. Got me going, didn't it.

No One In Particular said...

Hi msayers, not knowing what you're doing anymore is probably a "good" sign! Beyond the heart and mind of man. Not knowing is all part of it.

No One In Particular said...

Hi Maury, there is no one, there is nothing wrong. Therefore, there is nothing wrong about "you". Caring can arise, or not caring, whatever arises is what arises. It is as it is, as you say. Yet the quality of this can be very loving and peaceful; there are no guarantees, but this is often the case. Maybe you just need a hug. Hug electronically delivered!

HKxndhUr1c7bYt521kiAs7fQvGuIjQ-- said...

Is life really this easy? I am amazed...

No One In Particular said...

Hey HKxndhUr1c7bYt521kiAs7fQvGuIjQ--,

Easiness can arise, great difficulty too. It's all available.

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