There are no coincidences. The line of cause and affect may be very abstract, but it is there.
Rationalism. “Be rational.” Don’t allow things to have more than minimal meaning. That is the essence of rationalism. You have to be sparse with meaning. This is why an artist is supposedly irrational. They can see a lot of meaning in an apple, say, and most other people just sort of dismiss that with an “isn’t that cute” attitude. So we live in a “rational” world, and people very rationally blow their heads off or poison themselves, maybe slash a wrist, daily. This is all quite rational.
They say suicide is a very rational act. It is. Rationality is not sane.
We’re rational about our focus? Your focus determines your reality. A rational focus creates a sterile world.
Be careful what you wish for. I am careful what I wish for. It’s how I get through every waking day. Each day I determine what I “wish” to happen. I may do it, I may not, but every day I choose a focus because my days with focus are days lived. I sometimes have days without focus. They are much less frequent now, and those days are a living death. If you choose not to decide, you still make a choice.
Reflection Island in Second Life exists because of a focus I had what seems like a long time ago now. Sometimes my focus in relationship to it slips, and I find I can’t feel “alive” there. When I have lost my focus with people I tend to “die” from their lives.
I persist in what I do for focus. I falter in what I do for lack of focus. As of late, I have been losing focus. I have a state of being and this is why they call me “autistic.” It’s a focus that is disconnected from human connections.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.