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SCREAM of CONSCIOUSNESS
A collection of Random Thoughts
The terms "we," "you," "our," etc. are used in the proverbial sense and not meant to identify or demean or isolate ....simply to suggest that the following thoughts are, possibly, shared by many but spoken rarely.
This is the first of several hubs on streams of consciousness. The next will be on a more personal note.
The quiet mind reaches out for enlightenment, understanding, transcendence but finds itself being irrevocably pulled into the cacaphonous abyss of mediocrity.
The mundane is much louder a presence than is the sublime.
We search for meaning, for the ultimate gestalt of existence.
The act of defining or describing a thing is, by the very nature of it, limiting to that thing.
We set ourselves apart from our surroundings; seeing our 'selves' as an individual entity; separate, disconnected; observing.
Realization; clarity is a fleeting moment which is dispelled in that very moment of recognition.
Beauty is intrinsic in nature whether or not we recognize it. By this definition; beauty is neither good or bad, right or wrong but, simply, is.
Beauty, as in "the eye of the beholder," is severely curtailed as it fulfills our own definition.
Every day miracles surround us. We tend to miss these as we regard them as commonplace.
Love has many forms. Complete love is not possessive, it is not jealous, it is not competitive and is not envious. Love enfolds the beloved in an intangible warmth and celebration of being.
We cannot control nature; try as we might, much as we wish. Nature is self sustaining with or without our influence.
We are born a pristine, unmarred slate.
Subjective education, assumptions, definitions, rules, regulations, laws, expectations all contribute to total indoctrination.
Our urge to survive is strong, indeed. Our enculturation and societal rules/mores serve to curb our instinctual selves. Our intellect develops and picks up the relay.
It is innate; our will to continue. Our every action is predicated upon this. Our physical beings are designed to assure that our species survives. This is expressed in stages, both natural and necessary.
We are shaped by our environment. Who would we (as the individual we are) be and what would we do if transported to another time and place?
The deepest of our many forms of communication are non verbal. Some might say, 'spiritual;' uncomplicated and/or obviously apparent through the lack of spoken restrictions.
True, spontaneous experiential existence cannot exist where there is more than one present.*
I do not share many of the commonly held beliefs or responses. Therefore, I walk alone, in a world of my own device.
All that is said; all that is insinuated....all that is, is not absolute. (Contradictory statement, isn't it?)
We bestow attributes such as "value" and "worth" to ideas, people, places and things. These designations are not true; they only hold as much importance as that which we choose to agree to accept.
Human kind; cultures, societies have constructed an extensive and detailed, intricate set of agreements called laws, definitions, morals, standards, edicts, and more. These function because we have chosen to abide by our understanding and interpretation of such.
The fabric of a society is held together, albiet; sometimes on an extremely fragile state, by our willingness to adhere to the above.
Emotions can cloud, confuse and overwhelm intellect.
Intellect is no more and no less important than emotion.
Emotion is our intuitive, inner self responding to outward stimuli. Emotion is equally as legitimate as intelligence. It has an important seat at the table of life.
We tend to confine and confound ourselves as we navigate the waters of truth. Keeping in mind; still water Does run deep; the calm, quiessent environment contains depths to which only the heartiest of souls fathoms.
Or dares to fathom.
Pure essence is not able to be defined.
*The company of another, in itself, curbs, transforms, redirects.