Trying to make sense of a line of thought here:
Fighting for your freedom.
A slave is not a slave as long as he is free in his heart and mind.
Nature emancipates man. Technology enslaves him.
Find the courage to fight the demon that settles itself ever so quietly onto your soul and drags you slowly into uncertainty, doubt, despair, depression, even death.
Trust to let go. Trust that nature seeks entropy and regeneration if it is let to be. Without influence of man (not all bad, of course), nature will always regenerate.
The delusion of man’s ego, that he has the power to influence the body (think medicine), nature (think climate change) and life (politics) has brought us to a point of blurred lines; we know not evil when we see it, nor what is truly good.
Tools for distinguishing such borders, which come deep from within the spirit, have become distant.
For something to come from the spirit, which is so inherent to the human being, you need to let it be, as nature is, to let it go and seek order – NOT control, measure and structure. Which is all we do nowadays it seems, according to my experience at least.
To truly let go (of control) and to let your body and being seek order/entropy is something unmechanical, which is why I think we have little knowledge or experience of doing so nowadays. Because this world, at least in western society, has replaced the spirit and belief of nature’s ability to seek order if given the time, with mechanization of processes we observe with our five senses. And we violently try to interfer with the natural processes, where sometimes we don’t need to or shouldn’t. Like science – science has become our new belief and religion. But how can we do so if our five senses are likely extremely limiting. All you have to do is look at certain animals who experience the five senses completely differently (so senses are subjective), and let alone the fact that new ‘scientific’ revelations replace old ones in time – but until it does we believe it is true what is currently seen as scientific evidence… “believe the science”, “it is irrefutable evidence”.
(I think I am saying so with the thought of atheism, and just because you can’t prove something ‘exists’, it can’t be true or real. But what is real; what is reality really? – don’t all living and non-living beings, and whatever is beyond our galaxy(!!!?) have their own?)
All you need to do is spend some time as a scientist or PhD researcher or something the like, to know how construed and biased the publishing process is – to know that despite scientific evidence ‘being our truth’, the truth often gets lost in the midst of agendas, popularity and pressure to fulfill societal requirements to be ‘succesful’ and ackowledged in the academic and scientific realm, to continue publishing… truth.
I’m not sure if what I say is true, but that is my impression – that there is a misalignement in our (western, at least) society of honoring the mechanical, ‘logical evidence’ and a demonization of the spiritual, or at least neglection and distrust towards it.
It’s understandable to some extent, especially with a lot of the woo-woo, cult-y new age stuff – which leads towards a general misapprehension towards words like “evil” and “good”. It leads to shutting down the contemplation of what those words truly mean. Because if you start thinking about it, reading the Bible even, it gives you the tools and structural system to distinguish certain things happening in the world – especially the evil which nowadays materializes itself into a certain floating anxiety which people felt more than ever during the pandemic, latching itself onto things that simulate control to gain stabilization; because floating anxiety lets people be susceptible and suggestionable (eager for stability and sense) especially towards evil – things not in their best interest, things which SEEM good but in actuallity cause harm – when people don’t have the tools to quickly discern what is evil and good. When people don’t trust in nature and spirit and time for healing anymore. And I think I can say this as a person with certain compromises towards their body. It actually is the reason why I started thinking about this in the first place.
I think the way I am trying to express what I mean isn’t coming across as I would like.
I think the general idea and point I am trying to make sense of myself is that there is something flipped upside down nowadays, where the good is seen as bad and the bad as good – and the problem being that a lot of people are shut off to contemplating that perhaps the reality they think to be true is not, in some areas of life, because they CLING onto the truth they’ve been told.
Because if they have to face the fact that their life has been a lie, that they have been lied to, that they have lied to themselves, the pain will be too great. And the potential pain is so great that our body, our nervous system, thinks it will die if it faces it.
Coginitive dissonance is one of the hardest things to get over. To “wake up”. Isn’t that what the Matrix is about? Isn’t this where mid-life crises come from?
The problem is that we cling so hard that our mind is like a rubber band which snaps with emotional rage against ideas which might threaten this reality. It doesn’t matter if the idea is wrong or right, the principable is: deny, deny, deny – one narrative only – destroy everything else. No openness, no curiostiy, no suggestion, a closed off ego.
I might be 100% wrong, maybe just 60%, maybe 20% of what I say has truth to it.
I wonder what you think – that’s the point.
Mabye I am wrong.
I want to refine my thoughts.