A thought-provoking question

Why are we constantly avoiding to go beyond effect into the real Cause of things?

We´re always stuck in the problematic of the symptom, as if symptoms come from nowhere. We deliberately ignore common sense, going from symptom to another symptom, refusing to come to grips with reality, abhorring to go down to the core of things.

Is this attitude basically lack of comprehensive intelligence or is it a combination of insidious cowardice and laziness?…

We invariably overlook the fact that everything is intertwined, that nothing exists per se, that every person is a history, yes, that everything and everybody is a link in a far-reaching chain.

How can we be so narrow-minded and shortsighted?

We see the same myopic attitude in modern medicine, in our education system, indeed, in every level of societal life.

Isolation is our virtue, fragmentation is the appalling answer we give to life. We fear to see things in an overarching perspective, as that would imply a broad sense of responsibility and solidarity. We loathe solidarity, as solidarity means we are part of the same story, we are all equal, all worth love – but let´s face it, intrinsically, we don´t want to love, we want to be special, we want to hold to our comfortable lies.

Trying to find out and come to terms with Cause is to give up lies and find out our real Story.

So ultimately, the question is, do we want to continue to be isolated and special, remaining in the blurring zone of effect and never-ending symptom, or do we want to break the illusion of fragmentation and thus find out The Real Cause, who we really are?

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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.

10 Responses to A thought-provoking question

  1. phop247 says:

    well a lot of times people are scared of either the truth or change that ought to accompany the discovery of the truth. in general, most people do not like change or rather do not like to change.

    • julienmatei says:

      What about you?…

      What is your atittude towards “Change”? 😉

      • phop247 says:

        I am not entirely sure, to be frank. I am even more unsure as to what I think about universal change, but let me say something about personal change at least. I think we are constantly changing, adapting, living, learning and growing. I think change, at least to some degree, is inevitable. I also would say it greatly depends on the type of change.

        What IS change, anyway?

        I mean, there are just so many questions and thoughts that stem from the word change. For one, there is the big one of free will versus determinism. In other words, do we as individuals have to power to truly change ourselves as we would like to? For example, say I am shy – can I change myself to become more outgoing? If so, is this really all my doing? How do you know? Etc….

        How does one measure change?

        Sorry if this is a bit long, but I am just sharing some of my thoughts in response to your question.

        I am unsure if I even answered any of your question ha. My attitude towards change would be one should always be open to change. One should also try not to fear change, at least not to an incapacitating degree. Some fear is to be expected in some cases I suppose, but do not let this paralyze you. So yes in short be open to the possibility and necessity of change, whatever that may be or whatever that really means I guess I am not totally sure.

        Good question!

        -Paul

  2. kmp7 says:

    Great post, its bursting with so many true thoughts and observations…

    Thinking is hard work. It can be easier to dismiss something as an evil than to understand the conditions that cause the problems we see. Labeling a villain allows people to more easily go on without carefully considering what everybody (especially they, themselves) could be doing to make things better.

    This is why our mass media are so quick to set up enemies to rail against on TV whether its on Fox News or MSNBC, and it all serves the purpose of that isolation you’re talking about.

    • julienmatei says:

      Yes, it´s always easy to label someone a villain, as if the vilain didn´t have a story…

      But alas, it is too damn hard and even dangerous to analyze how he ended up being a wrongdoer, cause if we took the trouble to understand and unfold his story, we would realize that his story is ours…

      Indeed to put the blame on someone else, – the list can be interminable as to who bears the blame – “entitles” us to stay secure in our shortsighted pettiness, going on concealing our dark side, refusing to see our involvement in everything there is.

      Living so fragmentary, is another trick to dismiss “the whole picture”. It´s easier to see evrything as an “accident” instead of facing our responsibility.

      Even when people get irrevocably ill, they overlook the fact that their life was diseased before the actual sickness,

      So if we wanna recover, we have to honestly re consider Our Real Story.

      • kmp7 says:

        Well… responsibility exists; we are responsible for our actions – right and wrong. We should be fair and consistent, and avoid having one set of rules for ourselves and another set of rules for others. That’s what’s so hard.

        I think the more dangerous thing is to engage in the anarchy that accompanies vengeful “thinking.” Sure, learning someone’s story might reveal inconvenient truths, but inconvenient only to the extent that we’re invested in a particular outcome. Unfortunately, our own attitudes can undermine the causes we say we believe in. And it ends up causing more harm than good.

        We see this when authorities attempt to “reform” schools by villainizing teachers or criticizing parents.. Its not that these people are always unworthy of criticism, but the best solution will contain their input.

  3. onestreetshy says:

    Q – Why are we constantly avoiding to go beyond effect into the real Cause of things?
    A – Because it’s damn hard work. I think of the “cause as a room. And that room can be a sticky, dark, uncomfortable and sometimes scary place.

    • julienmatei says:

      Doubtelessly, to come to grips with Cause and Reality is an incredibly assiduous work.

      That dark, sticky room you talk about though is not Cause – that is indeed Ego in its scary utmost emptiness.
      And to go through this dark inner void back to Source (Cause) is heroic undertaking…

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