Mindlessness isn’t tantric, aimlessness isn’t tantric, but pain and pleasure, bliss and void, these are tantric.
I’ve been struggling with getting my head around this lately. That what has been the foundation of my life, the ‘rules’, can just be shifted by me. It’s actually a bit distressing. The only rules are your function, but you don’t have carte blanche to function in any random way. Does reality show any evidence of true randomness? Not actually, but it might seem like that if the potatoes eyes are buried in the soil.
The earth is simple by comparison to the sky, at least simple to look at. But earth exists in relationship to sky. No earth without sky. No sky without earth. What you are experiencing is the feel of air on your skin, the sense of motion as you are being transplanted to a different environment. You might make it to the water, which is much more flexible and more powerful and efficient, or if you show too much trauma and failure to thrive, you might be transferred to a bigger pot, but the change is still logical and progressive.
There is no conspiracy to defile any part of life. Life is sacred on all levels, but the more naive components of life force tend to be acted upon instead of actors themselves.
I need to keep remembering the Bushido philosophy ‘I’m already dead.’ Ironic how that makes the shift less distressing. I have worse news for you. You are already alive. You are already aware, and that disturbing feeling won’t go away just like the infant can’t go back into the womb.
Stop scaring me before bedtime. My scaring you is just a light smack on the bottom, just to get you more aware and looking around. This is the only reason physical intervention with children is appropriate, beyond snapping them out of their trance, then it’s just abuse. There is no intention to abuse any of you. Nothing wants humans to suffer, just wants you to wake up.
So all the other non-material creatures are all part of the same life force? They are, indeed. Your personal life, your personal energy, is connected to all the energy around you. You have thought that you understood the rules, but have you been absolutely certain?
The rules I was taught don’t work, so I’m making them up as I go along. You don’t have to do that. That’s a recipe for countless stubbed toes and skinned knees.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.