Maybe this might allow human beings to have a new reflection upon who and what we are in the world.
Maybe we can at least consider that the world has some sort of consciousness or Being that we are in a relationship with.
Or, and I think this most likely will be the case, we will continue to invest our souls in a God that’s going to welcome us Home after our trials on this world, as we continue to not give a shit about any one or anything else besides our human self righteousness. Idiots in the universal democracy: the human being thinking itself into isolation.
An Idiot is being alone, or separated.
And I just want to say to the ‘either/or’ people that I am not calling for some sort of “spiritual“ awakening or some sort of New Age ‘we just need to love our world’ or whatever those old kind of 1960s 70s 80s tropes are or were. If that’s what you need then great, but…
A new way to understand relationship has to do with a different manner of coming upon Being, Less becoming, more Being come upon. Like an event.
Maybe it is possible to look at all the people that are becoming or are upset or having difficulty with being in isolation less through the trope of that human beings are social creatures. Maybe it could be that we are coming upon the anxiety involved in the world rejecting us for who we are Being, Like a plea, like a call to us, for us, to join the world in the universe, as opposed to centering ourselves and desire and self-righteousness.
Maybe: A world of responsibility.
Oh no! I almost forgot. We don’t want to be responsible. We want to be right.
In this moment, our greatest foe is — yup — fear itself.
If you are able, tune into what is happening in your body. Your body is not separate from your mind but actually forms a ground from which thought finds support.
If your body is nervous and shaken or tense, then your actions which stem from your thoughts may not be arising from the innate wisdom of your self.
For example, your mind may be telling you that you are not afraid or that there is nothing to be afraid of, while ignoring that you are actually deeply fearful and scared. This could cause you to choose to behave in ways that put you, and ones you love, in harms way.
Be kind to yourself. Our world is changing.
Be more aware, and less ‘beware’.
What climate is changing? Is the question we have been asking for a little while on this blog.
I am not sure what would qualify a general category of people who are not religious, or who claim they are not. But if I may call upon that general category, I’ll say that they would take issue with the following:
Without religion, mental health as a description or indicator of a group of bodies that functions well individually and together, regardless of the details of that function, deteriorates.
And id say that the first defensive posture would say something to the effect about the “history of religion” and corruption and “what God?” and all those young adult arguments that we all have been over so many times.
I must thus qualify that.
I elaborate upon what I mean by ‘religion’ elsewhere. But likewise, philosophically, I don’t really enjoy the idea of ‘spirituality’ as a counter position to religion; the two polemics seems to me to miss a valid point about being human, again as I elaborate elsewhere.
So perhaps a way to skip the longer discussion and get to the meat and starches of the table, is to draw a parallel between the conjugates: religion and spirition, and religious and spiritous, and rephrase to say without spirition the group and individual deteriorate. And this also conveys a deterioration of world.
In very short short, the orientation upon what we could call empirical facts as a means or true substance to draw the individual in a world misses a significant and necessary element in being human for the establishment of a healthy individual and society, and thus world.
That is, to reduce the human to the physical-empirical (and I might add as much as it tends to signify the same absence: political), defies that the physical-empirical contains any significant meaning. Hence, the deterioration of the world.