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Spontaneity
    #3933596 - 03/18/05 02:51 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

If we are fully concentrated on the matter-in-hand, fascinated with it for its own sake, having no other goals or purposes in mind, then it is easier to be fully spontaneous, fully functioning, letting our capacities flow forth easily from within, of themselves, without effort, without conscious volition or control, in an instinct-like, automatic, thoughtless way: i.e., the fullest least obstructed, most organized action.

The one main determinant of the organization and adaptation to the matter-in-hand is then most apt to be the intrinsic nature of the matter-in-hand. Our capacities then adapt to the situation most perfectly, quickly, effortlessly, and change flexibly as the situation changes; e.g., a painter continuously adapts himself to the demands of his developing painting; as a wrestler adapts himself to his opponent; as a pair of fine dancers mutually adapt to each other; as water flows into cracks and contours.

Full spontaneity is a guarantee of honest expression of the nature and the style of the freely functioning organism, and of its uniqueness. Both words, spontaneity and expressiveness, imply honesty, naturalness, truthfulness, lack of guile, nonimitativeness, etc., because they also imply a noninstrumental nature of the behavior, a lack of willfull ?trying,? a lack of effortful striving or straining, a lack of interference with the flow of impulses and the free ?radiating? expression of the deep person.

The only determinants now are the intrinsic nature of the matter-in-hand, the intrinsic nature of the person and the intrinsic necessities of their fluctuating adaptation to each other to form a fusion, a unit; e.g., a fine basketball team, or a string quartet. Nothing outside this fusion situation is relevant. The situation is not a means to any extrinsic end; it is an end in itself.






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Re: Spontaneity [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3933613 - 03/18/05 02:59 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

:bow: We are not worthy. We are not worthy! :bow:


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Re: Spontaneity [Re: zorbman]
    #3933643 - 03/18/05 03:16 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Indeed, for the almighty Irish Jack Russel Terrier is above us all...

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Re: Spontaneity [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3933752 - 03/18/05 04:04 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

selfless experience
complexity of being is closely linked


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