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Absorption
    #3795306 - 02/17/05 10:29 PM (12 years, 11 days ago)

All too often, we tend to think of absorption as a static thing: Water is absorbed into a sponge; and there it stays. But true absorption is a total involvement in the evolution of life without hesitation or contradiction. In nature there is no alienation. Everything belongs.

Only human beings hold ourselves aloof from this process. We have our civilization, our personal plans, our own petty emotions. We divorce ourselves from process, even as we yearn for love, companionship, understanding, and communion. We constantly defeat ourselves by questioning, asserting ourselves at the wrong times, or letting hatred and pride cloud our perceptions. Our alienation is self-generated.

In the meantime, all of nature continues in its constant flow. We need to let ourselves go, enter freely into the process of nature, and become absorbed in it. If we integrate ourselves with that process, we will find success. Then the sequence of things will be as evident as the coming of the sun and the moon, and everything will be as it should be.







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Re: Absorption [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3796182 - 02/18/05 12:58 AM (12 years, 10 days ago)

Either man is a part of nature OR the "natural order" does not exist.
You can't have your cake and eat it too.


Leaving discussions of causality aside, it's a mistake to think that consciousness is the line drawn in the sand between nature and human civilization.


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Re: Absorption [Re: Sclorch]
    #3797294 - 02/18/05 08:10 AM (12 years, 10 days ago)

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Sclorch said:
Either man is a part of nature OR the "natural order" does not exist.




Indeed. But what of the conception of being seperate from nature? One might not actually be seperated from nature, but to think one is seperated, on either a conscious or subconscious level? Perhaps that is what Skorp is referring to, not an actual seperation from nature. :wink:

Nature carries itself out as the result of a series of processes between the variables that constitute nature as a whole, and perhaps the idea of being seperate from other aspects of nature is a part of that, but to be conscious enough to understand the implied mechanics of nature and its processes would enable one to act "more naturally"? One conceptually seperates from nature in order to survive long enough to understand nature so that one can absorb back into nature to more sucessfully propagate and advance the system known as nature? :nut:

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Re: Absorption [Re: fireworks_god]
    #3797769 - 02/18/05 11:53 AM (12 years, 10 days ago)

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fireworks_god said:One might not actually be seperated from nature, but to think one is seperated, on either a conscious or subconscious level? Perhaps that is what Skorp is referring to, not an actual seperation from nature. :wink:




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Re: Absorption [Re: Sclorch]
    #3798195 - 02/18/05 01:47 PM (12 years, 10 days ago)

And in other news; Today, a Vernonism arrived in the digital mailbox:

"There is no way reality can be prevented from flowing the way it
flows. It is our vain attempts to force it to flow in the service
of our imaginary needs which sets us in painful conflict with our-
selves and nature. You are not separate from the flowing reality;
you are that flowing reality. See this and you will not see any-
thing else which conflicts with it. You will be what you see."


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