In every practice you find a shadow. But purity is not reviling any part of life.
The universe is a memory system. It has habits of behaviour. You are part of that universe. Just as you may have a habit of eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the universe has the potential for that behaviour in it, and it echoes across not only you but everyone else who shares the same habit.
Every time someone eats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that potential gets louder and stronger. Each single event interlaces with other seemingly unrelated events for the simple reason you can’t both eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and sleep at the same time, not in the normal sense of those individual activities.
Every joke, every circuit activated, every memory of hugging a beloved teddy bear. These events form a casual mandala. One event nested in the context of all others. It doesn’t matter what event you think is the center of the universe, but this set of patterns cycles on itself. History seems to repeat itself and even re-mixes itself. Sort of in the musical sense, but the cause of all of this is the same as what makes you think to lock your front door when you get inside your house.
Your thoughts here and now are your thoughts, but they are also cosmic forces. The social and economic trends are as much weather conditions as they are events occurring in the moment, and seasons repeat themselves.
And our thoughts create. Our thoughts create and are also the substance of our reality.
You don’t have to ask yourself what is real. It’s all real. Tell me your favourite flavour of jelly bean and I can tell you about your parking habits. Because the choices you make set your center of awareness in a clear space in respect to all other events. If you like lime jelly beans you prefer to find the best parking space you can, but don’t mind taking the time to find that space. People likely see your problem solving style as strangely laid back but effective.
Butter popcorn (gourmet). You likely take whatever seems easiest and fastest when it comes to parking as you don’t enjoy having to linger over any single experience too long. Things get boring quickly.
Liquorice. The liquorice jelly bean is a person who takes their problems very seriously. Is very careful and plans things out so as to avoid any unwanted complications.
I don’t like jelly beans, what is my parking? In your case I would need another item to use for you. Tell me your favourite food then, that works also.
Pasta. You see everything as a mess by default. So you take your time and untangle things. You see problem solving as sort of like knitting. Perhaps repetitious, but you will get to the finished product in time so you don’t worry about parking in the absolute sense. And yes, I can say from personal experience you are very picky about your parking and have a preference for out of the way or underground parking.
My favourite food? Pizza. You want to have a variety of things so you don’t like repeating anything very much though you do come full circle. This is why people come to trust your driving habits. You always get there. You just don’t prefer any single route. Very true. I love the back roads.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.