A very good question

He asked a pertinent and very thought-provoking question in his blog:

“Which kind of lifestyle is better to live, a structured one, or an unstructured one?

Me:

Neither nor…yet both.

I hear your questions stem from a sincere wish to know.
Go on inquiring and at the same time stop inquiring.

He:

Hm… much easier said than done. I’ll keep that in mind, although I’m not sure if I’m at a place to practice such things yet.

Me:

You don´t need any practice at all. If you heed these words, the understanding comes swiftly and effortlessly. Who can say what it is best for you other than you…? Sometimes you have to inquire, other times you have to step back from any inquiring, letting things come to you. Ebb and flow…we all learn to recognize the natural rhythm of life.

He:

I do my best to do that. I do not believe it is effortless at all, though, or else there wouldn’t be any struggle in life. It is a challenge to let go and go with the flow and just feel life.

Me:

Try this one:
Have you ever seen a rose struggling to become a rose?

He:

No, but I’m not a rose, so I don’t know if it’s a struggle.

Me:

You see, society has us believe that struggle is the only way to “earn” our sense of motivation. So we see life as constant struggling, but this outlook on life is rather precarious, as at the bottom of it is fear. Fear creates conflict and shortage at all levels of being…It is quite obvious, when we struggle we resist our real nature. Ultimately, we struggle for something which we already are.

The same force which made a rose be a rose is behind our “humanness”.. As we struggle, we seem to be out of touch with this subtle but mighty force, which is far more intelligent than whatever we have invented. We can use it, or fight against it, as people usually do…

Try to struggle against a tornado and see what happens…Instead we might use that energy and swirl into unthought of heights…Needless to say – this is of course metaphorically speaking.

He:

Very true, although it’s a truth that takes time to fully realize.

Me:

Time is the outcome of our perception. Our perception stems from fear and resistance. I am speaking about psychological time here. When we fail to see the urgency of a problem, we kind of ignore it, pushing it somewhere in the “future”. So Time means actually postponing – that is, the interval between us and the problem we want to avoid.

In the long run time adds even more confusion to the particular problem we avoid, it kind of enhances the gap, the resistance within. Subsequently, whatever true realization happens now. In this insight time stops, and what is beyond time makes Itself known. True action is understanding the above.
I am aware that this may sound a little overwhelming, but I am sure that if you read this carefully, you will know…;)

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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.

2 Responses to A very good question

  1. Beautiful, thanks for your inspiration xo

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