Food, sex, wealth, these are the things of the devil? So why do all our righteous leaders have them?
We redefine or recombine originating forces or seeds of potential. Sort of primal forces that come together to manifest as actual events.
Well, our conventional thinking doesn’t inform us on how to perceive the relationship between these seeds clearly. Desires and feelings and impulses that by themselves seem harmless, even innocent, when combined with the right set of other factors will reliably produce bad outcomes no matter how pure the original intention might have been. Compassion is one seed, but compassion combined with other attitudes that lead to forbearance can leave a violent person to feed a pattern of violent behaviour not only in their own lives, but spark violence in others as well.
So we all interact or experience differently? Yes. Though the seeds of our experience are universal in and of their selves, it’s like events have their own spirits. This is perhaps the intuition behind the word zeitgeist. It’s German and means roughly spirit of the age.
If we are all of the universal sea, are the varied experiences being truly experienced by the sea? They are, and we serve as the event horizon that allows that variation of the experience to occur. We are a unique voice in a grand chorus, having a depth and range that is powerful enough to echo throughout infinity itself.
Now we can change the notes we sing, the tone we strike. Our current note may be shattering the fragile matrix of events that we otherwise deeply desire. We may be defeating our most cherished hopes and dreams, because we believe that causes are the same as origination. We try to solve problems, but we cannot solve problems in the same state that we perceive problems. So how do we get into whatever our current state is?
Free will. Oh indeed, and the ideas that would lead us to believe our free will is restricted.
Aren’t limitations to our free will set by the belief of ourselves and others? Restrictions to your free will arise from the recognition of conditions in which this restriction is permissible.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.