the Grand Wazoo
Joined: Aug. 2002
|Posted: June 20 2005,2:20 am
"working as a group" - an interesting insight...
If we had not learned, long ago, to work as a group - we as a race would most likely not have survived. But - and I am sure many would disagree - I think we have passed the point of working as a group for the sole purpose of working as a group. It is no longer a viable survival trait, and actually works against us - the herd mentality, following orders, etc....
I find it difficult to break down humanity as a whole into various, well - little bits. This bit is xtian, this bit is islam, this bit are kkk'ers..... we are all people. Basically, I really feel that by breaking down humanity into little bits (tribes, cultures, etc...) what was once a survival mechanism - when the world was both small and large at the same time - has become a way of keeping us divided so petty concerns can have their way. People in power tend to want to stay in power.
So - maybe trying to find your own place within the universe could be considered as egocentric by some - because in doing so you may not always pay attention to the group boundaries. And it actually is kind of ego-centric in a way, but not in the way of I will only do what is the best for me and if I can fuck you over then so be it... But in the sense of I will find out what is best for me and then spend the rest of my life trying to adhere to it.
Self knowledge is a wonderful thing, but it is not always in the best interests of "society" - for the your place is not always in step with the, um.... place that society sets aside for you to fill. If that makes any sense.....
We now inhabit a planet that instead of being both small and large at the same time - is both large and small at the same time. That in itself turns everything upside down and inside out, but people have not quite caught up with that idea yet.
The concept of dualities is interesting. My take on this is that things are neither good nor evil - for observations such as those must stem from a third, middling and above all else neutral point of view. Otherwise there is no place to make those kind of judgements.
Kind of like (and I hate using this as an example) Crowley's 2=0. See, for me - 2 (or +1 and -1, as Crowley put it - exchange this for your favourite duality) = 0 (nothing, which is both nothing and everything at the same time) So - all of creation, everything that exists and even the bits that do not, all equal the same thing - consciousness stemming from nothing, existing within nothing, but encapsulating everything. The infinite enclosed within a point - yet nevertheless, infinite. Recursive, self referencing, but endless.....
A simple, energetic point. But once it is turned inwards upon itself and turned inside out as well - has boundless depths....
And once again I find that I have run out of words and the words that I do type appear as gibberish...
I hope you feel better...