reply to post by TerryMcGuire
I am glad I could trigger such a deep insight! You've got me thinking now !
Most of what you said was very comprehensible to me, enlightening even. Perhaps you could elaborate slightly on this point though
When we consider individuated consciousness existing in light of ALL consciousness it is truly a wonder. It needs to be nurtured and protected so as
to not just flow right back into the All before it can find its own strength.
What is the ALL consciousness? I understood your use of it as a babies perception, but it seems its meaning slightly changed in the second
but more importantly!
I think that we have two strands of development working at the same time. The development of the individual and the development of the whole of
humanity. I think these two trajectories are converging.
For the sake of understanding what I am about to say ( I believe it is big) let us presume (for a moment) that the collective human experience is
eternal, that we are the only things that will outlast time and space.
Therefore, we are the only things real.
(this is not detrimental to understanding, though it will advocate you well)
but I digress..
Just as reality has two strands of development (society and the individual, just as you said) so does the actual experience (human mind) have two
strands of development (analytical symbols like words and emotional experience)
The current state of the society of the world is against itself (secularism, separation, SPLIT)
The current state of the mind is against itself as well (analytical symbols against emotional perception, secular, SPLIT)
we have been told you must value one or the other, how false this is...
These are direct parallels of each other!
ONENESS (or enlightenment) comes from the left brains analytical and emotional process' coming together as one, not condemning each other but serving
each other, working together without condemnation.
ONENESS of the world comes together in the same fashion...
The key to all of this is empathy, it is the root in which all that is unifying stems.
As individuals within the society, we must have empathy in as many ways and forms as you can, for it can only do you good, unless your mind is against
itself, which would then perceive empathy as a threat.
This is a JOKE because the threat you perceive is itself BASED IN EMOTION!!!!
Actually we are being pushed in two directions. To progress or to regress. The road to progress for our race is empathy.
You have got it blood. Empathy is the path of unity, the path of life ( you are life)
to understand how detrimental this is...
I feel we have gone past the point of regression, it is progression or destruction.
Our knowledge (analytically based) of this world has developed mechanisms that can destroy the earth itself.
We lack the wisdom (using both sides) to know how to use our knowledge.
I see this simply as a step in evolution.
See, I believe we ARE emotion.
That analytical process' are just a way for you to be connected and vent yourself through symbols and mind games (not all mind games are bad, only
the ones where someones loses') in order to loop it back and see yourself: experience, life, reality.
Unity or Separation
Life or Death