Metaphoric intelligence

Life is both “real” and metaphoric. Every real thing can be considered a metaphor depending on the perspective you hold – so you could very well say that Life is its own metaphor.

In plain language:

Life is talking to us all the time, but mostly we are not aware of this, as It doesn´t speak in a “clear” rational way, but in a manner which transcends our daily apprehension.

With other words, IT TALKS THROUGH SIGNS! Accordingly, you have to acquire this “hard to get” ability to interpret signs.

Along with your perspicacity, you have to learn to rely on your intuition and your fantasy! It is indeed hard to decipher signs, as they many times baffle our common understanding.
For this purpose, you need a completely unbiased openness, but it is equally important to make use of your intellectual resources, cause otherwise, you can confound “higher realities” with cheap superstition. Many New-Age people are stuck in this misconception.

Caught as it is in the narrow cage of logic, it is highly difficult for the Western mind to comprehend what this openness is about. To be open and impartial is often confused by many with simple-mindedness.

This “simple-mindedness” is the key to see and recognize what is in front of you in plain form, but also the help required to grasp what is beyond form and yet existing.

As life is an ever-present process, you have to learn to listen and see things Now. Usually what you see, is just your projections dictated by your conditioning.
We have to acquire the great secret of watchfulness. ATTENTION, is the keyword for this unaccountable cooperation.

Your mind has to learn to be free and swift and “always prepared” in order to receive this ineffable information. This information may come in the most remarkable ways, in the midst of your “most banal” activities.

But as our perception is distorted, – the daily mind being caught in its mechanical habits and fatuity – we lack this ability to perceive and discern these delicate and unexpected messages, from gross meaningless occurrences.

Is it possible to renew our perception?

You can undergo this process through questioning your patterns of thinking, behaving, ultimately dis-identifying from your habits, from mental and emotional conditioning.


The tool to undertake this difficult task of breaking your conditioning is Watchfulness. Attention step by step.

You have to start watching yourself in everything you do, in all your “mundane” activities.

You have to learn the hard lesson of “being wrong”. If you continue to assert yourself and continue “to be right” – even if you have evidence for being right – you will go on with the same patterns of falsehood.

The saying “do you wanna be right or happy”, is a relevant standpoint.

Life is not predictable and doesn´t function within the range of logic, only Fear does. Questioning your habits, you let fear go.

When you do that, you understand spontaneously that Reality is not a fix, unchanging point. You begin to sense that this many-leveled reality, is not perceivable with our physical eyes, but with our soul and intuition.

You have to develop some kind of “mystical” common sense. To be anchored in the ground but with the head in the lofty clouds.

This is metaphorical intelligence – not the “either-or” attitude, but the simultaneous embracing of both “this and that.”

Life is a multifaceted ineffable process, which escapes prevalent approach. When you begin to be free from your current conditioning, you perceive everything differently; you come to terms and learn to juggle with this “new” levels of being, and this is the beginning of a life in beauty, dignity and great creative richness.

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

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