I talk a lot does it make me a fool? I am saying silence by itself isn’t wisdom. A man of few words can just be dull.
Neuroscience has been forming some interesting ideas, and they have the potential to be very useful if not literally true.
Our concept of self is imperfect. Neuroscience is exploring how and why this might be so from a physicalist and mechanical point of view, but there have been schools of mysticism that have understood this truth for centuries now, if not millenia. What contemporary science is rejecting is not the idea so much as the understanding of why.
I offer that we do not create memetic forms. Memes being more things we perceive than create, and they spread because people recognize them more than simply finding them entertaining. Our mental life is our first life, and our physical life is actually a second life.
They are living things that use us as conduits through which to grow? Well, they relate to us in many ways, but yes, that is one way. Our physical life can even be shown to be secondary in laboratory experimentation. Your sense of your body is, if anything, quite easy to confuse. Yet despite this being true, you always recover a core sense of self. Interesting is it not? Science so far refuses to reflect on this, at least the orthodox set.
So the elephant in the room… It’s a very old phrase, and it has an occult element to it. I think occult experience is quite common. It’s all the aspects of life people refuse to acknowledge, talk about, or do anything about, and yes, right now the occult aspect of life seems pretty scary. People are ignoring a lot of twisted memetic activity.
Ganesha is a very helpful being, especially these days. Ganesha shows up as the awkward silence, a stillness that makes people uneasy in their supposed understanding of reality. The elephant in the room that gives people very little room to talk, leaves them instead just thinking, reflecting.
Now let’s say we want to overcome this awkward silence, well, just like an elephant used to be, it’s pretty much insurmountable by force but is very cooperative. This uneasy silence is really a generous gift, and if you take the opportunity to attend to the reason why this obstacle is present, you gain not only the opportunity to have an enjoyable conversation, but an ability to bring strength and healing to everyone present in that silence. The obstacle is also it’s own very much needed solution.
Oh yes, as in multiplied awareness.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.