reply to post by AthlonSavage
Okay.. Yeah.... I can see that. We do have a habit of saying, in english, "to have
power" which probably isn't accurate. Though I think it
attempts to describe more having control
See, what I find funny is that almost everyone's first reaction is "we're all just wanting to have power and position and control over others and the
world, that's just the way it is." -I agree, and it is what Nietzsche called Will to Power.
Less oftenly admitted though, is that we also have the Will to be Powerless... to have someone else be in control!
The loss of self
isn't always what we are running from and afraid of. The act of creation, for example, has a certain joy in the loss of ego
control- whether were talking about innovative ideas, or sex!
The conscious mind likes to nod and say, yes, yes, I like to be control. I like to have power. I am drawn to that!
But something else (which I suspect might be designated as the body) likes comfort and security.
more than power, and is drawn to that. But we
don't admit it as easily because
it is against our current cultural values!
I wonder..... if it was more culturally acceptable and recognized to admit that, would it be lived out and manifested in less passive aggressive ways?
With less bitterness, with more acceptation of personal responsibility? ("I chose not to choose" ?).
Or would that be counter-productive to the intent of losing sense of power??
During a very active lucid dreaming period years ago , I was having a dream in which I was in my own house and surroundings, and people I knew were
around me. I knew I was dreaming and had coomplete control over everything they did. I could even make personages appear (celebrities, and whatnot),
or disappear, or morph into something else.
Soon, I got BORED with that. I realized that it is more fun to NOT be in control, to have the characters in my dream seem to have a life and mind of
their own, have events surprise me. I actually ended up deciding I didn't want that control. My very lucid dreams at that time stopped- or at least I
lost some measure of control. I still have ones in which I can take up control, but never to the extent I had gotten back then.
That was just a dream..... but it was very thought provoking!!! Made me consider this reality- we say we are prisoners of an illusion at times, or
powerless against the reality,
and New Age stuff tells us we aren't and we can take the power,
and everyone assumes they should and must!
But after that dream, I sit there wondering- but is that what I want
Am I prisoner, or playing a game I chose?
and if I choose again, today, I ruin the experience by reminding myself that I actually have the power!
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