Propensity is Not a Conclusion

Complex Mind, ally and foe.
Complex Mind, ally and foe.

Propensity is Not a Conclusion

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Propensity is not a foregone conclusion, nor the slightest excuse,

it is the dark subtle mist of inner being, swelling for recognition.

Contrite it may be for its unsettling hands, it is still the quiet manipulator,

the ever present primordial adjunct to our inner drive.


Unaware though we may be to this swaying viper,

it contrives to dismember the logic of present with the latent force of past,

to disseminate confusion and to force recognition of the dark recesses of mind,

the inner tainted child, through the eyes of ancestry.


Prisoners we may be to this silent seemingly passive unconscious,

all too happy to rise to consciousness and pervade our waking moments of clarity,

and create havoc in the world of cognisance.

But can we reject this invasion, disassociate with this potential menace?


Choice is all we have, all we need when thought is active.

Where we lean we do not have to remain,

do not have to partake of the gently flow of past experience,

and can change what future brings.

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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Such kind words. I'm glad you relate.


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ConspireToInspire 5 years ago

My pleasure, I feel an addiction to your words coming on, to be perfectly honest. Genius would be the closest description. But perhaps that's just because it reminds me of my own thoughts. Such a narcissist I am.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Strange and complex. Thanks for reading CT.


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ConspireToInspire 5 years ago

I have noticed that we make many subconscious decisions, and that perhaps we are not all conscious. We have ulterior motives for decisions as well, that make themselves known later. Strange creatures we are.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Becoming aware is the trick, then we can make an informed choice as to how we act. But as you said, we have the ability to deceive ourselves, and to not face the truth. We are indeep complex beings. Thanks for your comment.


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lobonorth 5 years ago

Awesome! I am trying to decide whether it ends with optimism or merely hope; having written "merely", I've realized hope is everything. Forgive the ramble but it is a symptom that thoughts are beginning to stir. When we are not aware of our propensity to do or think something, how free are we to choose? Can I brake from my past? Also I think of our ability to deceive ourselves as being one of the greatest enemies of choice.


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ConspireToInspire 5 years ago

Thanks for the welcome. I already respect you as a writer, and I would propose that you take a look at some of my posts and tell me what you think. I would be much obliged.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks my eccentric friend. Welcome to HubPages. Enjoy!


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ConspireToInspire 5 years ago

I am at a loss of words, except for these ones. I disagree, then I agree. All I can say is that I like it.

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