“You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now—otherwise you would not be here. Hence the infinite Tao is something which you can neither escape by flight nor catch by pursuit; there is no coming toward it or going away from it; it is, and you are it. So become what you are.” ~Alan Watts
- Witnessing Tod’s Unfolding (mrtodaparker.wordpress.com)
- Become What You Are (nikotheorb.wordpress.com)
- What If Money Was No Object?: Thoughts on the Art of Living from Eastern Philosopher Alan Watts (openculture.com)
- Alan Watts – To go out of your mind…. (leroywatson4.wordpress.com)
- Reality Personified (nikotheorb.wordpress.com)
- The Spirit of Chaos (nikotheorb.wordpress.com)
- What Do You Desire? (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- Alan Watts on the Meaning of Life. (elephantjournal.com)
- Clinging to the Rock or Swimming? (thistimethisspace.com)
A body houses the brain while through synaptic connection; neuronal sparks create what is called Mind. The mind creates power of thought, imagination, creativity, and energy; these powers of the mind, psyche, constitute the spirit and soul. Spirit and Soul does not necessarily mean some ghost or apparition, but means that part of an individual that seems to come from without, that which is unnamable and indescribable, and apparent through actions manifested, such as works of art, literature, poetry, photography, and music.
Each of these “embodied concepts” is the same, and each is connected, and could not be if not for the others, in that, each are born from the same matrix. If we are to understand matrix to mean, “Generator of life,” Mind, Body, Spirit, Psyche, Soul, and Power are all vital signs of Life in the individual. These signs of Life can be recognized by everyone, and admired by all.
Relation exists in that choosing to augment, or to nurture, one of these concepts (through diet, religion, knowledge, artistic and literary expression of thought) inevitably opens the other areas, releasing potential. There is a pattern of energy that connects each to the other, between are channels, or doorways. When one doorway is unlocked, or channel unblocked, the ability to unlock the others occurs. Through these windows, awareness of the greater mind, that of the universe, and all living within, is communicable. Time is suddenly revealed as an illusion, and the Infinite can be glimpsed.
What does this mean? The universe is not finite, but an infinite multitude of potential chaos-energy. Each individual is a lurking predictor-variable within this infinite multitude, each action created has within it its opposite, its solution, and its creative destruction. These infinities are invisible to the closed or blocked individual, but are acutely perceptible to the individual unblocked by negating powers and energies. Anyone who wills to comprehend the infinite, flows, and has the capability to change the world and his reality with a simple gesture of a simple thought. What if everyone comprehended this awesome responsibility? What if everyone thought “Peace”?
How different would our planet be?
*original fractal image created by LordSong.