September 25th, 2011 § 0 comments

The calmer one’s mind, the more one perceives Reality immediately.  The description of this Reality can fall under both change and calm.  Though we tend to think of calm as unchanging and crystalline, I am coming to understand this definition as biased by the desire for control, and the symptom of a tired mind.  In modern America, our subconscious is filled with rote definitions that fit well within a system of authority and control.  We think we need to be right because, in large part, we were taught by adults who needed to be right.  Perhaps they misread our desires and attributed false motives to us.  Perhaps they lacked tools to help us grow into maturity.  By adding fresh, calm perception, the need to grasp and define can become apparent and can be released.  From immediate perception, the appropriate action can be taken, infinite numbers of steps can be accomplished to develop the long-term plan.  The performance is Immanent, rather than mediated by thinking through expectations and formulations.  I feel this is in contrast to a morality built upon transcendent “oughts.”  Laudably, a transcendent morality aims for the activation of potential, yet can often habitualize a confusing comparison between what is and what ought to be.  How long one spends on this game-board, whether it be a few seconds, or years, is secondary to the possibility of potent action in every situation.  The realization of this can be put into the subconscious so that learning from life is always a process rooted in the present.  This calmness fosters growth without abstract effort, without feeling one ought to be growing more, and fills the present with an understanding of reality as dynamic flow.

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