posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 01:29 PM
The sooner we realize that life is a story, the sooner we can work together to make it a much better one. Imagine, if you will, a group of people
telling a story about themselves. They ahould, necessarily, be in agreement about the story the wish to tell-having achieved this the obly thing which
remains is for them to write the actions and deeds they wish to enact within the agreed upon framework. However, and this is the important thing,
there is essentially no difference between Writing such a story, and Living it- save the fact that in writing a story we have ultimate control of the
events in the world.
In writing a story, there is such a thing as narrative impartiality. That is to say, that although we invest ourselves into the story and its
characters, even though we slip into their skins and even their minds- we still maintain a seperation in which we view the overall aim and scope of
where we wish the story to go. If we so strive, we will never get to blinded by being IN the story, that we forget we are also Writing it.
And yet, this is Exactly what has happened, by and large. We have as a society forgotten that we are in a collaberative story, we have forgotten that
we are but characters in that story... Thus we have lost our impartiality, we have lost our narrative desperation and thereby control.
We have become blinded by the characters and roles which we play, and have thus forned what is widely referred to as the "who"- that which separates
and maintains the illusion of individual sovereignty, which allows for a wife variety of error in its service: pardoning greed, rage, etc; excusing
and in fact manufacturing cognitive dissonance and lies... The conclusion awaits that such extensive immersion is the very thing which inserts such
chaos and malevolence into the hearts and minds of men.
Not, however, I am not calling for a conplete rejection of individuality(as some on this site do)- I do not ask for a complete divestment of will, bor
do i propose, as many "spiritualists" have done( particularly those of the "new age" movement but also those of old: notably, the Buddha, in
calling for an escape from the cycle of reincarnation into nirvana) that we abandon all attachments to this story, this our reality. What is termed
by the Buddha as the cycle of reincarnation- samsara, iraelf a concept heavily equivalent to certain notions of Hell- I term as the natural impulse of
the divine into subjective creativity. Just as a mortal feels an urge, a call to write, so too does the divine cumpulsively seek to incarnate into,
not only us humans, but the world arpund us, a stage for a plot to relieve boredom. "Divine opera" as it were.
So while many call for an abandonment, an escape from reality and indivuality- claiming these to be inherently and irrevocably evil and/or
corrupted(even the bible maintains such in claining that except by Grace mankind will inevitably fall into the pit of hell) I woykd call for a return.
Indeed, I yet maintain that reality is what we make of it, that Progress will joyfully heed our unified call- that being so born, so incarnated is not
evil in and of itself; that evil lies in our perception of reality and ourselves.
I do not deny that a state of pure narrative impartiality-objective awareness- exists and can be resided in. I merely would claim that the impulses
one observes while in this state(which, in their most basic form, express an interest of this over that) are not solely indicative of some nameless
corruption, but rather suggest a will, a self in which such impulses occur. This is the character, the role whivh we chose to be incarnated in, and
encompasses not only our physical bodies, but our minds as well.
I would in fact claim that such are the two states of Man- Awareness and Will, or Narrative Impartiality and narrative immersion.
I have already here spoken of the danger of residing fully in will- of being immersed fully in character and thus giving rise to the "ego". However
residing fully in awarebess is hardly better- if all we do is observe everything and maintain complete impartiality, and speaking/thinking alone- then
we will affect nothing, done nothing. Some may argue this isnt bad but the truth is it makes one fully complacent- whatever horros arise will be
The will requires a careful attention- trimming, caretaking if you will- so that it will not grow wild else die altogether. I woukd so claim that a
careful balance must be struck between the will and the awareness- and that we as a society need to embrace this before change can be affected en
Herein I will reiterate, in conclusion, that which I've already stated. Life is a collaberative story, in which we are the writers of the characters
we inhabit. As such, Native to the Character, we have our Will, and originating as Authors, we have Awareness. Neither is to be eschewed over the
other, but a collective balance to be maintained. That this is the only way we can live our lives to the fullest extent, and that society will only be
reformed when we as individuals and a society come together in this understanding to create and inhabit the best possible story.