There is stillness in the world and there is stillness in the mind. They echo each other. The observer and the observed.
There is a subjective truth, and it is true, and there are more universal truths. There is no absolute departure from the truth, even psychology says this. It is why their therapies have any chance of working, and also why psychological disturbance can endure for so long. The disturbed soul isn’t entirely wrong. Jung said “insanity is a sane response to an insane situation”. This is true.
Some people say the path is too difficult when it’s really much too easy. Much too simple for most people. They are in love with their thinking. It is easy, that is why it’s not. We make things hard. We are addicted to it. What if instead of wondering how well we do, what if we didn’t bother? What if rather than wondering if we are doing the right thing, we do what we inevitably will anyway? What if rather than wondering what we want or feeling grief because we don’t think we have it, we just live our lives and maybe takes some risks? Not be so caught up on avoiding discomfort.
These aren’t hard, but people don’t do them. They have to have the drama. Everything has to be hard. Life has to suck, or we wouldn’t be happy. My life for the most part doesn’t suck. It is remarkable stable in many ways, so am not necessarily happy.
People are addicted to work. The Christians say idle hands are the devils workshop. Well I don’t know about that, and that isn’t the teaching of Jesus.
So what now? Not what next. Next never happens. What now?
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.