We are not free of darker feelings and views just because we espouse a spiritual view or lifestyle.
Can you have had a thought without first having had an experience?
Yes. How is that? Thought is always first. Thought precedes action and reaction, but it precedes itself? Is there no reality before thought?
Often times we lose track of reality after thought. Do we lose track of it before? Can you be lost in thought and know where you are?
I got lost in thought on the freeway and ended up in another suburb. Yes, that happens easily to anyone. I had to tell my boss I got lost on the way to work. Must have been a tad embarrassing. It was, and I couldn’t remember what I was thinking about.
Does lost in thought and knowing where you are come from the same side of the brain? It is hard to focus on both or even impossible. Knowing where you are is whole brain. Getting lost in thought is half brained.
Human experience is mutable, yes? So, with everything being mutable, even our state of being, how can we get our bearings? How do we even recognize the people we know from day to day? How do we remember anything?
I struggle with names of people l haven’t seen for a few months.. embarrassing too.
I know cells completely change and people are totally different, but there is something that is the same, or at least seems so.
Some of that memory becomes ingrained does it not? You know your mothers voice without even stopping to think about it. And memory becomes ingrained not for the reason people think it does.
You have the potential for memory, because your brain is patterned in the same way the world is. The world is living. That’s why it’s so mutable. But what exists is not the same thing as what appears to exist.
Practice has part of the secret of today’s topic of grounding, but only part. Behind all that exists is a force we cannot apprehend in any single organic way, nor can we perceive it in the strict gestalt of organic senses. This awareness is only available to us because it is mirrored within us (for lack of a better term).
The world has the evident component and a spiritual component. Spirit being defined as that which acts to direct and organize change in any being. There is the word and the spirit of the word. This is why it’s even borderline reasonable for people to expect others to perceive any form of implied meaning.
Is it the spiritual component that we recognize? Yes. You recognize the persons spirit. Even if you want to take it in a more materialistic way, the structure of genetic inheritance that dictates the organization of our neurons in our brains has in it the largest part of the genetic code that makes the other persons form and behaviour possible. You recognize others because you have a sense of the domain of possible behaviours and even physical states the other person can be in.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.