My little bloggie camera pics.
Now this is the result of a life of partying.
Tumacacori AZ near Tubac AZ
Facing Life Directly One Brick Of Now At A Time?
The Wall of Now. Where did it come from and where is it going, as it seems this wall has a kind of permanence to its construction while simultaneously leading our choices down an uncertain path.
These existential ambiguities roll through relativistic ontological parameters; Where do subject and object meet? When and where do I know a thing as empirically present in my awareness? Are my cosmological and spiritual assumptions of what Is Now an honest cognition if I have no interest in my own possibilities of error in judgment?
Where is now exactly? What does my consciousness have to do with it? Did we create now out of our past, since all we discern petty much is judged against what we know? In fact, does not the simple construction of a sentence wrap the DNA of the past into a spiraling act of memory projection? This seems to make awareness a thing that has a long tail into the past, while we assume there is not an extension into the future.
We construct our awareness of Reality, our epistemological conclusions as to what actually is, with a faith that the future is currently free of us, free enough that we can change it by doing a thing now and “seeing” how it turns out. Riding this temporal arrow of the nature of now, we aim at being present while we are encouraged by many factors to goalatize the future a target as a futurized intention to make some next thing happen. ( Now that sentence seems to have redundancy built right inti it) This post seeks to hit some truths that exist on both sides of the present moment, that persist for some time with some relevance to doings now. Perhaps to what is valued as a value itself.
Amidst all this questioning of existence there is this assumption; That questions are examinations of Life beyond the trap of what seems obvious; That what is obvious has a likelihood of flaw particularly as we do not doubt our abilities of discernment, and that those flaws have their own meanings to self and to society, meanings that can cover the “true” intent of a definition with the sociocultural coloration of ignorance into a garb of knowing. The unexamined now is like the unexamined life, where my awareness of my impact on the world is kept in a kind of darkness for a unwillingness to know a more complete impression of truth for my own solipsistic demands of “my” emotion.
How high is It, this construction of now in my mind? How broad? Is It really a frozen moment, a photo, or do things go beyond it into the known and the unknown? Is this unknown my feeling of freedom, where if bridal-led with a sense of constraint leads me to believe I am restricted, oppressed by constructs that direct me toward what is allowed and what is not? What is possible and what is not?
I ask many questions here, not to propose I have all the answers to Now’s conundrum, but simple to open portals of thought into this present moment. What of this moment is true and what is more of fantasy? What is imagined and projected out by my assumption, my interpretation of what is occurring in The Now and what, perhaps, do I chose not to know for whatever reason be it belief or ignorance?
This illusive present moment, here one moment, here the next, but where is It exactly? What do past and future have to do with now, it seeming both are so dependent upon the outcome? If now is a Finite moment, sometimes called the Now Point, what are past and future to this present? And what of my, our, one and only Point Of View? Does my event horizon of consciousness actually cross over to yours, or is the singularity of me alone, behind a kind of insurmountable wall of the perception of my conscious awareness>
Our awareness, does it not exist beyond the confines of NOWs certainty? My memory influences my senses from the past and my senses filter my environmental insights indicating intrinsic importance to awareness, but this ability to perceive does not mean I perceive correctly once my cognition registers to me as a true view. Right now exist amidst a myriad of interrelated/connected processes involved in space-times relativistic matrices, going and doing while I attempt to extricate one moment to call right now where I am convinced I reside fully. I have learned across space-time to have faith, to believe principles of connectedness have regularity. Yet how do I know when I have encountered some canard, a thing perhaps designed to obfuscate or otherwise confuse?
At The Mercy Of Now’s Possible Facade
We are born able and susceptible to construing patterns of being, kinds of laws that are trustworthy; I trust my foot in the air will land on something solid (usually), how do I predict this? ; That a predominance of data suggesting it is so? Same thing (thinginess?) with where I am headed, quite certain it will be there at the end of the block, and somewhat less certain; at the end of this sentence.
Our thoughts go off dancing across time as surely as a dancer on a surface, but the surface of consciousness may resemble solid sandstone, or quicksand, depending upon where the pressure falls and continues, seemingness becomes a kind of trusted standard on which to step. We step where our senses know best by history, tending to walk in the direction of sight–where we intend to go or sensory apparatus feeds this movement through now. We assume consciousness exist now, in The Now, while not knowing the parameters and depths of now. The notion of my being, (beingness), with a self awareness we self proclaim as sentient, even including an awareness of a soul, the idea of a transcendent nature that persist beyond the physical restraints of the body. In this matrix and continuum of being present in Life our human ideas are tested for validity, and yet the standard for correctness has a problematic core; our fallibility in knowing we know enough to decide what is true from what is not.
Amidst this sea of ambiguity we are reduced and induced to deciding what to do now, and now. We create a paradigm of consensus realities that become a prism and as easily a prison of perception from which we diagnose the condition of Reality, and then are readily encouraged to prescribe what to do now and next now, moment by moment. With unknown skill and perhaps unknowable discernment of tool quality and performance skill-sets, we are to do something, usually a thing considered of use by society and culture.
Do I Decide What Is?
In our result oriented world; things are or are not. Ambiguity and uncertainty are considered undesirable qualities because of this decision imposed upon Reality. We can look at many an emotional issue with a certainty in which we “see” the reality of the actions of others as conveying their intentions, then judging by what is sometimes faulty logic and erroneous evidence, acting upon that questionable self diagnosed Appearance Reality. This degree of often likely error goes on to create its own ripples of influence into my perceived now, and likely to some degree, into the world.
We have a certain rush to judgment mentality construed as being a good thing overall. Questions unanswered, gray zones, insufficient evidence, transitional limbos, these will often not reflect well in the goal oriented glare of the light we place upon success and achievement. If we are to sell ourselves, as we do striving for work or attention, we usually do well to appear to know what to do now even if we have no idea in reality. In this case, attitude, such as apparent confidence, will do more to color in the gray areas as will the truth of a matter.
We gamble on our opinions of now to get what we want, perhaps not really knowing why we want what we do. We humans are here highly susceptible to appearances, so much so that we can see, particularly amidst our youth, how style and attitude are employed to perform as substance, especially the “looks” of power. This pretense to knowing exist in our “grown up” constructions as well. We have institutions that perform in what may be at times an Appearance Reality facade; judging one as being guilty to an act via some seeming preponderance of data meeting an alleged standard of proof while not intending to know what may in fact be non pejorative information. We have executed the innocent, assuming they are guilty of a horrendous use of personal power, yet not personalized the institutions use of effectively that same power. We can operate our reality farm detection machinery perhaps not knowing to what degree we are harvesting our own Confirmation Bias; how we imagine some aspect of now is without knowing if we actually have the correct data set, and not intending to know this truth.
We have religion, politics, construct and concept designed to further one point of view in a reality of collectivities. When what seems as ugly weeds of cognitive dissonance arise amidst my garden of self reflection, I may pull them up and throw them away, going on to perceive my world as if these incongruities of the self never appeared, or perhaps making sure to point out the weeds I “see” in others gardens as indications of their own inferiority, for look at how beautiful my garden is.
My view of the soundness of my world view can include defects I do not acknowledge and assumptions I do not own up to. This landscape of being, where we may build high and proudly, can be, and likely is, unexamined in the nature of its accuracy. Our ideas of cause and effect, of laws of manifestation, are likely compromised by all we do not know. We trust experts who claim to know, and beliefs we claim to know, and not wish to know if they in truth do know true cause and effect. The deep question to the nature of being human is if we want to know, if we truly intend to know what is possible, or else are satisfied floating along on currents of assumption because that’s what we are told to do, for it is the easiest thing to do, to repeat.
But For Now?
It is beginning to be understood that what appears to us to be the future influences the present moment. A kind of precognition is being documented by random number generators and other devices, detecting events before they happen now. My awareness of now (including my own personal awareness of precognition) seem to indicate now is not as isolated a moment as we have assumed. My awareness of my island of now may well exist in a virtual sea of now, a sea connected to All.
The institutions we create in society, and so the self, are riddled with the fault lines of these assumed truncated appearances which do not discern a truth, or at least not the truth believed. Truth is however, always ever-present even in dysfunction and error. There are cause and effect relationships depicting the nature of existence even if I am not getting accurately what they are or if they are. For better and for worse, we marry our identities to presumptive traditions, for we assume a “thing” is already completely known for the appearance of consensus reality says a thing is so. But in reality? We may well be the forest too and not just the tree; the flower and not just a petal; more of an integral aspect of existence than just a body that comes and is then gone.
We humans lay claims upon sure truth and reality even while not knowing the ingredients of the landscape in which we flourish and perish.
Flirting With Summer; or, Whatever Happened With Spring?
I say this, for this year we plunged into a record low single digit, then in a few weeks were trespassing onto 90. The record low was the coldest day I have had in 24 years in Arizona. This was preceded by a day that refused to go above freezing. This, also for the first time in my life here.
Many plants still show no signs of life as the weather continues to warm into the 90′s this week (post begun a couple weeks ago). Very little rain here this “La Niña” season; less than an inch in several months. Some plants seem to be 2 months behind schedule this year, which may be not so good, since the famous dry heat of Arizona will tend to fry my many wildflowers with thin petals.
Our Redbud tree has blossomed incredibly this year, and someday I will put photo’s on this post to show what I mean. I put up a Japanese “Torii Gate” a few days before the earthquake and related disasters i Japan. Today I finished, well almost, a rock wall to one side of it.
April 8 and flirting with winter
Today is yet another odd one; the mesquite’s have begun to leaf and blossom. An old adage is that they only do this after the threat of frost has passed. We will see, being that the weather service is predicting low Saturday night to be in the mid twenty’s! I’ll take a photo of before and after to see how the old saying goes. We may also see snow here at 4,000 feet. This intense system is expected to generate severe weather into the weekend in the Midwest.
I will put up an independent post about the Torii Gate, for anyone interested in the way I built it.
Will this produce Democracy as we know it, given the Egyptian militaries huge role in Egyptian society?
A peoples revolution occurring in the heart of the Middle East demonstrates the organisational aspects of the revolution happening throughout the world via social media. This is a challenge to the usual oligarchic hierarchical mechanisms throughout society effecting self identity.
As in the USA, these interest use their vast advantage of access to idea spread, enabling a platform for the manipulation of the individuals self construct to be immersed in “dominator” paradigms. This strategy is opportunistic and survival orriented, making fear a prime mover in our actions, rendering Democracy to a kind of back seat.
This new communal perspective spreading throughout humankind is both letting us each know, in some respects, what the others are doing. It also increases the viral capacities of mis and disinformation, as evidenced poignantly by the manipulations of the US right wing, known to be most misdirected and erroneous as to the factual aspects to their belief system.
Democracy is not a guarantee that anyones aspirations nor their stresses will be served. This “error” in perspective can open a Pandora’s Box of opinions as to what is real and what is not, again evidenced by the views of many US conservatives regarding US president Obama and his alleged intentions and beliefs, these fashioned into Appearance Realities by the corporate media’s skewed slant in many events and realities of the world.
For Egypt, this is just a beginning of an ongoing effort of the individual to achieve more say in the events of their lives, and a reinvention of those interest who seek to control perception and place.
Enjoy the victory. Prepare for the journey.
I certainly hope that you all are having a good holiday season.
I’ve been having one; today I was out walking up and down hills taking photo’s in the snow. Well, mostly snow pellets and bone chilling wind. This reminded me of all my frozen alone time in childhood in the midwest. Just your own heart keeping you warm. Unlike the recent 70-mid 80 degree weather of mid-late December this 2010.
But enough bout me.
Now more about me. This is blogging
I loved seeing the wet ground and landscape vistas. Took maybe 200 photo’s. I have 6 gigs more waiting to go somewhere, most notable a new storage system so I can relieve this hard drive.
In the coming year you can rest assure of more nature photo’s. All of you dropping in to see them can keep coming, the door is open.
I will continue with my sociocultural analysis, along with psychospiritual aspects. Some polemical diatribes are to be assured. My exposé of the pitfall trap of the conservative mind frame will be paramount, for reality yearns to be untethered from human imposed perceptual exclusions of fact and full context.
The problem with this all will be how much time I have for WEBing. Life is always short, so I am putting my time with the “real world” the hands on and touchable one so important to me.
Congrats on making it swiftly into 2011
You VS Me
I get a charge out of the Darwinian “moral” argument most often given for the essentially apologetic capitalism higher order rationalization. The idea creates the appearance that capitalism is the only rational means of insuring your rights, your freedom. It is solidly delusional, yet for its adherents and advocates, its severely truncated notion of Life and context seems all that is valid.
For them, the proof is in the modern worlds pudding. And if that pudding is proving, or being suggested to be made of not wholesome ingredients, or is way past its shelf life, is to be viewed as being an unwholesome thing to correct in itself. Only view the good stuff, or allegedly good stuff, and ignore the mountains of problematic effects being created. A value is made upon the commodities of fear and how it can protect ignorance. Now the equation is cast as your rights to do what you want when you want, devoid of other notions of responsibility or accountability to ones actions, and exactly how far those actions may reach.
Those suggesting looking up at the mountain ranges surrounding the individuals identity are called a name to suggest their negativity is their problem trying to be imposed upon you. This feels then, like an attempt to take away of your freedom.
One is now held in a conceptual separation chamber, where the truth of connection and relation being sucked out of it can feel to be of someone others doing. Politics, economics, and much other social dynamics can now prey upon the separation of the individuals mindframes by pandering to us vs them consciousness. The “better angels” of perception are gone, while the negative ones prick and pull at ones personal soul.
We are left with the aberrant idea that the individual is all that is; no society, no environment to consider, no accountability to social and other ecosystems with all their interconnection and interrelationships. A kind of fictional union within ignorance, or of an unknowable faith in the negative, seems to take care of all other aspects of Life and living. Have a problem? It must be your fault, and yours alone. But what if the problem is with the roads? the air? the water? or a neighbor? How about Government!? Even solipsism has its drawbacks.
I had a job in construction, where one Christmas the owner did not give out any bonuses. He had supposedly gone to Nevada to gamble in order that he could present us with some Christmas gifts. He skipped the party that he insisted we all must attend, leaving his prime investor out on a psychological plank at the missing gala event. After much information that he would be here in 45 min, then in 30; We waited around for over an hour more, then left.
This is what this entrepreneurial individual did; gambled in many ways, the net loses eventually socialized onto his business and employees, except in some respects the one he was having a affair with. I later heard that she told him that it is we who should be giving him a present, and be thankful that we had jobs.
We used our own tools at our own expense, which helped create a kind of resentment about the job, especially when new or temporary workers were told to just borrow tools from the guys. Because our tools were not necessarily the best for the business, much more time was taken to do work, that with the right tools would have been much more productive.
However, we did many jobs at “time and materials”, so the extra time was usually socialized onto those we were doing work for. Arizona is a “right to work” state, meaning the workers have little say or bargaining power–few unions. Your freedom to work was at the mercy of this one way kind of relationship, which is at times called wage slavery–take it or do without. Our employer would make sure we all were on his tax cutting side when it came to voting on state propositions.
These are the situational distinctions that are often more at the root of social problems in the workplace. Ones situational perspective often defines and details the considerations we have to bolster our own positions identity, while assigning the negative feeling toward the other side of the relationship equation. Control identity frames and you can control individual belief.
I went to public (socialist) high school. Walked on socialist sidewalks. It would seem odd to carry your own sidewalk with you, picking it up as you went along…
The Psychology Of The Political
If you ever wonder why delusion and denial are so rampant on the political right, you need to comprehend the identity issues they are tying to avoid, along with the perversion of notions of rights and responsibilities they maintain to keep their Appearance Reality intact. Along with this mental and emotional task of forming a coherent and consistent rationalization matrix, comes its attendant Consensus Reality platform, along with all the automatic pilot Confirmation Bias that aides and abets in keeping delusional mindsets in order.
In these individual political equations, Cognitive Dissonance is to be buried and overrun by emotional “reality” framing; the casting of the other sides position as deceptive, as other and unwelcome. This allows a kind of firewall to develop towards ideas, individuals and actions beyond the ideas Consensus Realities parameters of acceptance. The Right has many individual propagandist and institutional ones to spread their emotional hazing into the general public. It would seem that many are unawares of the societal manipulation going on via emotionalism entrapment to policy choices viewed as wholesome or not to “their” view.
Do As I Say And Not As I Do
Many years ago I lived in a city with a vibrant arts and craft community. Near downtown, a kind of open marketplace evolved on the streets, with arts and craft booths, tables and all making for a pleasant walking and shopping experience.
Those who proved quite successful at this open air site, some of them at least, moved into a nearby building that evolved into a kind of inside marketplace, and attached to it, spaces of now sophisticated large craft displays connected enclosed shops. The successful craft folks now had employees and store managers, plus all the rest that comes with having a roof and title over ones head.
Now relationships had changed from the early days to the current. These once outside shops now found the outside shops as being unfair competition. They passed petitions around, intended to have a law passed which more heavily taxed the outside booths, while requiring them to move away to areas well removed from their popular local.
So called success and opportunity, often veiled opportunism, had developed the individuals perspective to defend its turf at the expense of what was the very nature that they themselves once depended upon to get ahead. I was shocked that we could so easily turn our backs and identity from our own past, then seek to punish others for essentially walking in our own old shoes.
Anarchy capitalism is far removed from so called free enterprise. It keeps the freedom part, a freedom to get away with what I wish, while inhibiting others from doing the same. Much of the corporate world is filled with “success” socialized on the back of imposed inhibition. the abstractions, however, remain the same.
Now corporations can flood impression via advertisement of their viewpoint onto the population, but framed as our viewpoint. After all, they have cornered the avenue as being job creators, show the face of employees that may look just like you, just trying to have a life and do good in the world.
Any accountability or responsibility placed on the corporation by Democracy can now be called damaging; job killing and cost raising. And so the Appearance Reality would seem. What is not seen is; if it is pollution, infrastructure, job exportation to cheep labor markets, whatever, the cost will be socialized onto society anyway. Yet the solutions may not even happen, as the general populations relative income continues to decline. Yet the mind control of populations to cut off their own blood supply continues as conservatism claims grand abstraction pandering as the answer. Liberalism is cast into a one way view, as if it is like conservatism.
In an always changing universe of Life, conservatism claims to freeze place and idea, a delusion, while liberalism requires broad input, review and consideration, the very thing that in the modern world of so much stress and distraction of consciousness, would seem hard to come by. Easy abstractions can loom large as easy answers, but actually, they seem to solve little to noting of the problematic issues facing society and the world.
This is the nature of opportunism; me and mine before you and yours. It divides and conquers societal cohesion, but produces a vacuum to be filled by rationalization and cognitive dissonance avoidance. That avoidance and its cost are socialized upon society, while the rationalizing individual emotionally validates their bias as being the truthful one, the respectable one.
The Idea Of Capitalism And Socialism Versus Reality
Here we are, in a world often defined by falsity; by false associations and false assumption, but held uncheckable by ideological persuasion and a blinded individual position. The truth is that everything is interrelated and connected. The lines drawn of relevant association and responsibilities are easily erased or morphed to suit ones own viewpoint. But to call that viewpoint beyond criticism or scientific analysis, is deception at work, for some reason, ignorance is effectively being protected.
Generally, Liberalism (10 laws of liberalism )- is an open book; open to evaluation and correction. This is not the case for conservatism, for it is fear and insecurity based at its root; dependent upon us vs them psychological validation. Conservatives are emotionally misanthropic, needing to but most of humanity down to, as usual, create an illusion that they are up; more moral, more worthy. This renders the real truth assailable and deniable by various postures such as “fair and balanced”, or “all experts agree”.
Truth is. Truth has little to do with fair and balanced, nor with blind acceptance of ideology as “The only way”. Conservatism in todays world intends a kind of surrender to uncheckable idea. Faith and trust are then open to being highly misguided, yet this affords conservatism with an ever refreshing blame game– its all liberals fault. These days the conservatives even reverse their support for ideas they previously supported if a supposed liberal now suggest them, it is as if they expect us to have tea bags for brains.
We live in a modern world brimming with delusion and deception as guardian angels to division. As in the various anti government groups; sure you are against government, especially in democracy, if you want to get away with something in relationship to The Whole of Life. You want to ignore or demean other societal problems which you could impact. You are concerned with your own stress, not acknowledging that stress in others is just as relevant to Life.
Yet since these personal stresses do exist, and so do the full context ones, they will be socialized upon the rest of society as well as the earth. Pollution, climate change, wages, wasteful materialism, build in obsolescence, manipulating the social media with propaganda, proliferating fear and ignorance, exploitation of society and environments; these are the mainstays of the economic, social and political right for a reason.
The Threat To Freedom And Liberty May Well Be By Those Proclaiming Their Cause To Be Freedom And Liberty
Democracy, with its Liberalism roots, are a threat to those intending to live above the rest. They and their followers are programmed to see abstractions such as freedom and rights in a polysemantic light, one that looks down on society from above, defining identity in this one way aberration.
As long as democracy is relevant, those who feel themselves above it will create idea and institution to serve their inherently non democratic intent. They need ignorance to rule, to rule well enough to contain and constrain Democracy. It is we who must wonder about the nature and reason of their rationalization, and of our own.
Why is The Right peppered with the usage of the Thought-terminating Clichés., some of which are often coded in name calling? Mind control techniques are rampant on The Right; Why? The Right proclaims things like Freedom, Rights, even Morality and Responsibility, yet why are their definitions so one way, thus avoiding the issues of full context, full relationship and thus full comprehension?
While capitalism is taunted as the only viable system, the socialism endemic to it is ignored just as pollution and the possible fatal damaging of earth ecosystems are derided and demeaned emotionally from The Right. The real state seems to be one of denial, of hiding and obfuscations place in front of knowing a real truth. A designer “Truth”, full of ideological bias for minds rendered incapable of rational thought and comprehension, is given as the common sense, or gut understanding requiring little or no factual impression beyond the confirmation of bias data set.
Democracy depends upon an enlightened democratic sight, and not a blinded one.
Last night I checked on the latest weather for Southern Arizona. We were to be drying out more today, while the weekends wetness was being scaled back since the computer models were less suggestive of that.
Eight or so hours later, its all changed. Moisture is up, disturbances are near, and the chances of rain were much increased for this weekend. Guessing about the future, sometimes even just hours or minutes away, is ultimately a guessing game. Regardless, we do live in a space-time continuum.
My fathers self inflicted death occurred some 44 years ago. My mother had been dead for several years at that time. Dads brother and sister lived on, each in differing areas of the country, until this year, when they became perhaps closer than ever, in death.
As far as I knew, they had not spoken for decades. My aunt Ann was the only relative that kept contact with me until about a decade ago, although I visited her a number of times across country. She had a somewhat difficult life, spending many months at a time, over the years, in mental health facilities. She never married, but really enjoyed children. She was the only family member who ever showed any interest in we four orphaned children.
As far as I know, no relative has even asked about me over the years. I would have last seen them in the 1960′s at funerals, except for me having visited some of them over the years. If they talked about my childhood and that of my sisters, it was with a shaking of the head sense of tragedy; ‘What happened to you kids.’…
This has always been the oddest part of my family; they left us with someone they despised, abandoning connections to us in their disdain for this person who staked my father starting at the day she saw him at my mothers funeral. The priest there passed to us what was to be a curse on us that day.
Family is the basic first building block of extended family-community-society-humanity. We are actually all interdependent and interconnected, if not obviously by human relationships, by the reality of the Environment itself. Ultimately there is not a bottom line to your actual family; it intertwines with all other families and Creation. Most people are 6 or so contacts away from everyone else on earth, the so called 6 Degrees of Separation. There is the family of humanity, which we all have a vested interest in genetically and in many other ways. But that does not prevent human beings from creating many reasons to fear and suspect other humans.
This separation part seems to come easy to my family, and unfortunately for my sisters and me, both sides of the family had serious abandonment and alienation issues. Some of us had a “Perfect Storm” of dysfunctional modeling in what was once termed the American melting pot, a pot in which we were seemingly left cold in.
Nature and Nurture and Nothingness
This problematic life set-up such as I and others have had, will present any person with the prospect of unconsciously living the dysfunctions programmed in–out, over and over as if haunted. We are set up to learn much when we are the ones living life the “hard way”, and all while being ignored trying. Even with families intact, many of us live lives of quiet desperation, the accumulated separation forming momentous obstacles to a sense of connection and belong to others and to Life.
Then, there is the sensible restorative alternative to programmed in error; an essentially spiritual quest, seeking out awareness and its potential for understanding relationships in and to Life. Understanding can go on to forgive and release the seeming oppressions of the past. Without it, we can go on to inflict the curse into our future, and into the world.
Seeing Through While Not Being Blinded
This self enlightenment, where burdens are set down and regrown into healthy fruit, is essentially The Way to solve the riddle of “The Sins of The Father”, which should actually be called patterns of ignorance in action, or Evil’s nascent seedling. Life gets thoroughly reconnected, not by politics or religion, but by spiritual immersion of the moment into Life.
I define Evil as ignorance in action, for none of us actually plan things that seem to others to be evil. Most often, what we do do, is pass on an infliction and narration of our ignorance of Life and Creation. This will likely produce unkind to horrible evidence to others, they can see and feel the evil, but most likely not understand the full breath of reason to it manifestation. Even they then, through good intention, can go on to manifest ignorance in action by reaction. Well meaning unconscious continuance of ignorance in action can morph into its own “Sins of the Father”. The answer is to be in the Ways of Life, or in some terms God, the opposite of ignorance in action. It is a simple logical formula, as if mathematical, yet not knowing the math can sentence my own ignorance to its fate. We are fundamentally designed to be Truth seekers, yet much can overwhelm and obstruct that pure intention.
This practice of being in the Presence of Life, or God, is not supported very well in the social and material worlds. Largely, we are living in a consumerist and materialism paradigm where “successes” measurement is most often in dollars, holdings and “accomplishments” of the “free” individual. Proud abstractions are proffered as if they were reality, while the reality of experience actually does not exist outside the universe. This fact goes even so far as to connect each action of you or I to all of Life.
Social consequences, as well as other environmental ones, are consciously avoided, ignorance instituted, in mind frames seeking self aggrandizement, “success”, “achievement” and other “free individual” pursuits, for they are essentially delusional if the consequence of full connections are kept from cognition. This is most often done as an intention to not know, making it into ignorance in action while the delusion promotes self importance and the values that validate its bias.
JUST DO IT!!! A Montra Of The Fearsome Self Actualized Achievers
Just desiring to go get a drink from the refrigerator, besides involving the use of energy and social, scientific and economic policies involved, besides that reality, gravity is in constant connection–the universe is altered, albeit seemingly very minor, from you deciding to go to your bedroom or sit for a while watching TV. It is not exactly mentally questioning every move you make, but knowing the consequences of the collectivity of such movements by not denying their existence. Not worshiping ignorance.
I will step out of the reflective self individual consideration to offer this observation; you will see in society, likely in most societies on earth, the desire to promulgate fear and insecurity through the intention to offer ignorance as knowledge, and that knowledge actionable intelligence. This is then the realm of rationalization; where fantasy and reality have indistinguishable borders.
Now we can allow what is not factual, not fully honest, not interested in understanding others; let these kinds of perversions of truth and reality be called real and truthful, and not know our self deception.
Well, this trick of making fantasy into a kind of cognitive perceptual reality is a quality, or lack of quality, that holds a subjective capital; Ignorance becomes an avenue to propose and prosper; to rationalize false “truths” into a plausible narrative line. These narrative lines need connecting to the individuals identity to attain real value. The way to do this and set up a solution to a now intrinsic cognitive dissonance aversion, is to have this story maintain its expression as a factual entity.
The Mandates Of Mind Control
Confirmation Bias is now a mandate to this creation of a fantasy into an Appearance Reality, and that more broadly into a perceived Consensus Reality thought of as being The Real Truth, one most always requiring arrogance, attitude and world of other societal enemies.
This false truth; the one avoiding an honest platform of observation outside of ideology, is prejudiced against full questioning as well as honest evaluations of outside answers. It must avoid this to keep ignorance in its now sacred place. This feat of distortion requires emotive protection to blame and shame, to mystify and to dominate the individuals truth seeking apparatus, making it dependent on emotion and rationalization to stand in as apparently confirmed sound reason.
To detect these aberrations of human consciousness, we need wonder as to what the actual reasons are in the rationalizations; what is served by distorting Truth into something other, while at the same moment considering the means of objectively determining Truth as something unwholesome?
Truth Is An Ideal; An Ideal To Be Connected To
My aunt and my uncle carried much emotional reactivity in areas of life. The differences between them essentially led to their disconnection. This has more and less effected my sisters and I as well. As it turns out; if you are insecure, having been or felt betrayed or abandoned in life, you tend to be reactive to its its stimulation. Then, as I have learned in family, and see is evident in society(the huge extended family of humanity), defensive projection of inner irritation targets family or societal elements as the source and object of irritation. You will “see” in these blamed folks, rightly and perhaps wrongly, that they ARE the way you accuse.
This is a primitive yet effective self preservation trick when the Truth is not known but requires substitute explanation to issues being avoided. We actually all seek to live by The Truth, that is why we become mandated to perceive a likely reason, but what is more likely, we live by an assembled logic masquerading as Truth. What fantasy and imagination do here is very clever; we come to feel what we believe is true. Now we only require the stimulation of that idea to “know” this felt truth substitute.
Girl oh boy, are we ever now set up to be used and abused by the rationalized dialectics of the worlds idea parades. What will be excluded from these grand notions of explanations of existence will be the current immersion of your life into all Life; or your spirit with The Spirit–the One without exclusion.
More Tricks Of The Rationalization Trade
There are always reasons that the weather has changed, whether I understand them or not.
We just had a visitor who was amazed that it was so cool and stormy here in the sunny Southwest. I told her it was Arizona’s monsoon, which she was not aware of but added; ‘Monsoon sounds like severe weather.’ I told her that monsoon is a change in an areas prevailing wind pattern, and that there are dry monsoons as well. Ours happens to be a weak moist one, not like areas around India.
Visiting back east once, a guy told me that in summer Arizonans are cave dwellers. He might have been correct about many of our politicians, but many a day here in July and August by mid afternoon it can be in the 60′s and moist, while back east the heat index might be; oh, 40 degrees hotter.
I’m in this cave taking pictures of the rain outside.
Rain total here so far—last 13 days over 6 inches
.backyard puddles in progress
.Those black specks in water are tadpoles
.What does a cat do on a rainy day?
I had never seen anything like it
brighter than any normal rainbow
a faint rainbow was to the east of this near the horizon
but this circumhorizontal arc was right overhead
it seemed the missing bottom of the rainbow
only condensed to the extreme
There are these wonders round us
right over our heads at times
yet with our often horizontal view
we may miss some of what is above
and what is below
We each have our reasoning for this
purposes we steadfastly seek
following a clock perhaps
late for something
no time for something else
The Whole is sacrificed
aligned into theories
of convenient rationalization
we are each under demand after all
tied to social and economic paradigm
anchored to philosophy and belief
with faith in what we do not know
culture claiming its ground
on the invisible
The key to Life?
We do believe there are secrets hidden
behind time, space, conciousness
parallel lines of individualism
they tell us of my certainty
of reward and my destiny
if I but follow these rules here
or those rules there for another
or these rules we adapt to
to validate a choice or situation
one we impose upon Creation
No matter Whom or What we are led to believe
is undeniable true and beyond question
being sanctioned from history
paraded out from mimicry
and nodding fraternity..
It is just you
and everything else
everywhere and in One Place
Stopping to smell a rose
is but one dimension
one plain of being
somethings are not known
unless sought for
above the rose
above the roof
under the sun
differentiation may be reigning above
visible yet invisible
unless there is more reason
Life and Love
They are The Reason