A system that has no extraneous constraints upon it (e.g. Universe) can only change spontaneously, i.e. by choice, i.e. by intrinsic interest. Nothing compels this Universe. The Universe obeys no abstract laws. What we consider to be laws are merely patterns of Universal volition.
Pattern Interruption Non-News has no informational value, just potential experiential value. [Food-for-thought, by definition, comes with indigestion. If food-for-thought goes down easy, it's not food-for-thought but just brain-candy.]
I write this freely, unafraid of self-contradiction. And I encourage you to read this blog with the same attitude of interpretive freedom.
Walt Whitman: Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. I am large: I contain multitudes.
Confusion* is enlightenment [of sorts].
confusion = letting go of the known + stepping into the unknown = openness of mind
Under the conditions of mindlessness an attended-to stimulus eclipses the entire field of awareness. We call this attention but it is really stimulus-bound blindness. Under the conditions of mindfulness a stimulus is attended within a context of the field. It is not tracked but allowed to either be (if it is relatively static) or to pass (if it is relatively dynamic).
When we love, we love the fact that we love.We love to love.Love is auto-telic* (self-reinforcing).When we hate, we hate the fact that we hate.We hate to hate.Hate is auto-exaleiphic** (self-limiting).Notice this distinction in yourself.-* Auto-Telic: auto is Greek for "self" and "telos" is Greek for "goal" = self-reinforcing, self-driven, a goal in and of itself** Auto-Exaleiphic: auto is Greek for "self" and "exaleipho" is Greek for "wipe out, obliterate" = self-limiting (a term I coined for the purpose of this blogpost as the opposite for auto-telic).
Life is not a structural artifact of matter, life is an ontological property of matter. I remain convinced of that. The living matter that I am...
more about MINDSTREAM:
News programming conditions. Non-News Mindstream de-conditions and de-programs.
Do I stand by any of these thoughts? Not when I sit (in meditation).