Enlightened self-interest is wisdom. Everything has a cost and you will have to pay in one way or another. If you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t, I feel it’s better to do what you will and accept the consequences.
Now the harmony, shall we?
Reality as we know it is the interplay of a collection of forces. We explored war and peace, life and death. Each of these forces sets up a relationship with all other energies. They follow an order that can be called a harmony, but the cycle of harmony is not seamless. The harmonious force is always a whole level removed from the other force it harmonizes with. So while war and peace seem to be opposites and in conflict with each other, there is another energy on a higher, as well as on a lower level, that are linked in causal resonance with either of these.
Reality has great depth. Hope resonates with war, though the consequence of war is often despair. Greed also resonates with war, though often incredible mercy occurs during the greed driven conflict, even new inter-cultural understanding. Intimacy resonates with life, and so does disease.
These other common forces harmonize it all? Their behaviour together harmonizes it all, but there is an unseen element. The way the higher forces resonate with the lower forces is by the bridge of dissonance. Harmony is always arrived at by a transitory tension. Are there any exceptions to this? Just as there is a network of harmonized forces running through reality, there is a shadow network of disharmonious tensions.
The parts of the song that are most exquisite are when a hard dissonance is resolved back into harmony. Indeed.
So about finding harmony with mildew… Understanding is always tension. There is no awareness in the energies themselves. It’s the split and the splitter that creates understanding. Shiva, if you prefer a divine symbolism. Yahweh’s process of creation was just a long chain of divisions. Are there any exceptions? A newborn human grows to maturity through a process of cell division. We have this process in our thoughts as well, yet do we have understanding? Do we have the peace that surpasses all other considerations?
Hence we have an intuitive sense of something is wrong when things are “too perfect”? Yes. The too perfect is actually disharmonious. The too perfect suffering. The too perfect bliss. They appear perfect only because we can use our minds to create notions of perfection. They call this idealism.
Disney World is “too perfect.” Indeed.
So Big Brother was right in 1984? War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. Right and also wrong, because Big Brother sought to lock these states of being in place, glue the machine together so it could perhaps endure, but this is not possible.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.