Friday, 12 June 2009

He Shall Not Need To Grieve At Knowing Of Thy Choice.

The choicelessness, the lack of volition, the futility of self in oneness is not necessarily a cause for fear or sorrow. To realise that whatever remarkable and careful steps we have taken to ensure we are on the right path, and that whatever choices seem to be presented and made are not the design of our singular will, is freedom, not powerlessness. However paradoxical it may seem, the realisation that there is no one, no individual who has ever made a choice, is the realisation that life is unfettered; unbound by the possibility of control that any tiny boxed-in individual could wield. The mind, ego, self, whatever we're labeling it today, will go to great and crafty lengths to not relinquish this illusion of control. The story of taking responsibility is most common; the mind concocts a belief system, replete with stories of suffering, stories of lives lived unfulfilled, stories of compassion and the need to connect with others, stories of husbandry and responsible care for the planet, and make it the most potent excuse for never seeing the beauty of being, just as it is. In choicelessness, nothing changes. It could not. There will always be the story of individuals taking responsibility, balancing recklessness and selfishness with care and repair. The world will continue in a story, many many stories, as it always has, whether "you" have anything to do with it or not.

4 comments:

Crazy Pianist said...

Thank you for the comforting and pertinent words. Tis crazy how incredibly simple it is; and yet time after time our ego mocks and tortures us, does whatever it can to confuse us so that we leave behind one belief system only to find ourselves not free but entrapped in the new one. Wish there was some easy way just to let go...

No One In Particular said...

The mocking and torturing ego is just as it should be. The illusion of it can be seen, yet ego can arise. This can be hilarious! Letting go is difficult - what is let go is what lets go. Yet it can "happen", or seem to, at any "time". Everything that was ever sought, is this, just what's happening. This, exactly as it is. Hang in there Dude.

Nicholas (Conscious Flex) said...

You are totally free because there’s nothing you can do. Everything you apparently do, is only 'choosing' one thing. There is only one thing here seemly appearing as everything. How can the one choose anything other than itself? The I is nothing special and therefore has the same free will as a rock. When you know about the freedom you can’t have there is a resulting ease.

No One In Particular said...

Good point. No one's doing anything anyway. In a very, very interesting way.