Sadness isn’t itself a virtue. You know your heart best when it breaks, and you can come to see, that though you feel grief, your heart isn’t actually “broken”.
Psychological integration involves a biological “sympathy.” If you subscribe to no psychic energy in your environment, you will be impressed with all of them. This has been proven. Stated another way; He who stands for nothing will fall for anything. I myself feel it vital to engage this biological “sympathy.”
There is a lot of criticism regarding sympathy as a psychological behaviour, but let’s be honest. You are in sympathy with something all the time anyway, so why not make the best of it?
A powerful and life affirming sympathy is “nature”, the “animal.” It speaks to us, but we often screen it out. It has been shown to have a powerful balancing/healing effect, but we can be in sympathy with principles arising from our own cognitive nature as well and these vary widely. We are “evolved” thinking beings for a reason. If whatever you are bonded with is a resonant energy in your life, none of your energy will be wasted.
Is it fair to say I can waste my energy by being in sympathy with principles not my own, and essentially all waste is this? Yes. A corruption of the natural functions that you were born to be/do.
I must say I don’t believe we have brains for no reason, nature does not make waste. I believe we have parts that can go out of adjustment or balance. I agree. These in a computer are kept in balance by the system clock. In a human being, they are kept in balance by the observer or metacognitive self.
I believe people can indeed make waste. We made plastic after all. Plastic is an amalgam of various naturally occurring polymers. It’s just organized into a dissonant pattern. Read “poorly engineered.”
And it is difficult for nature to reorganize back? Yes. It is the product of aberrant human thought. Nature can assimilate it, but it will take time.
The joke is, God could not figure out how to make plastic, so he made man. Yes, though I don’t feel man is fated to be merely a corruption of the force of consciousness. They just are capable of it. Animistic systems are perhaps the must universal, if “primitive.” All that exists, or rather all that we are conscious of, we are conscious of because it is composed of the vary medium of consciousness. It cannot lack that “psychic” energy and be available to our senses.
Now, this is as factual as human beings are able to get. To apply Occam’s razor, it requires that you not assume the presence of more than is absolutely necessary to explain an event. So, since we attribute volitional consciousness to our behaviour and other things have behaviour, we must of necessity attribute volition to them also. There is only either volition or meaningless incidental activity. Do you observe volition in yourself?
What does this mean on the subject of waste? It isn’t only humans that can create dissonance in your perception.
In my experience, there is a principle behind “relativism” that people usually stop short of seeing. The relativistic view is valid but a half truth. All experience takes place on a bigger back drop, and we don’t always write in the “book of life” legibly.
If we write what’s left? Oh, what’s left is “reading.” Reading is very leftist don’t you know. Pardon my humour.
So if reading is left, writing is “right” in the brain. That kind of makes sense. Yes, and understanding is right down the middle. This is why women excel at it.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.