So then, in the midst of madness, how shall we live?

I love the juxtaposition of Alan Watts (below) with the following paradox to which we are currently surrendered, whether knowingly or not! Both concisely feature “The Tao.”

From wikipedia:

In Taoism, Chinese Buddhism and Confucianism, the object of spiritual practice is to ‘become one with the tao’ (Tao Te Ching) or to harmonise one’s will with Nature (cf. Stoicism) in order to achieve ‘effortless action’ (Wu wei). This involves meditative and moral practices. Important in this respect is the Taoist concept of De (德; virtue).

November 3, 2014

by Carl Herman

The Tao/paradox of patient activism in the face of an evil .01%

Life moves us; sometimes in torrents demanding full attention, sometimes in lulls, sometimes in routines. Outside of our personal foci, those of us relatively awake experience a paradox:

  1. Life is beautiful beyond words: in diversity, accessible virtues to experience and express fully now, and unimaginable breakthroughs so worth working for!
  2. Life is dominated by a psychopathically evil .01% within words to explain, document, and prove; and with strands of their existence so dark it goes beyond most people’s ability to hold.

So what do we do about this? As I’ve reminded, perhaps a simple accounting of the most important facts:

What is: Among ~100 areas of crucial concern, perhaps the easiest-to-prove “Big Lie” crimes of the .01% are:

What is not:

What is a game:

  • Independent of whatever is and is not, we’re in charge of our personal “games” to stand for and live all virtues we wish. Perhaps this light/frequency is what causes awakening.
  • Accepting humans’ apparent limits, we’re in charge of our game to shine light as we best can to invite others’ awakening.
  • We’re in charge of our games to never suffer from desire that Life be different from what is and is not while we play.

What apparently is not our game, and questions not ours to answer:

  • Will we win? (we are guests without authority in life, but maybe we’re slowly building exponential growth… just maybe)
  • Are “activists” only to provide choice in a game we’ll never win? (perhaps Earth is a type of school to learn about evil)
  • Where are we headed? (who really knows?)

What is always of value:

  • Experiencing and expressing virtue as powerfully as we can imagine (here, here, here).
  • Connecting to all in Life as artistically as we can imagine.
  • Experiencing and expressing the beauty we always sense behind all forms.
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0 Responses to So then, in the midst of madness, how shall we live?

  1. bumpercrop says:

    Dear Ann, you are wonderful. We all know our current system is failing. I think the following is a much needed alternative. Please read, and let these ideas soak in like a nice warm bath.

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