Sunday 5 August 2012

Connecting, reconnecting, focusing, biofocusing

The sense of connecting and the sense of focusing are connected.

I have a problem with language: When you try to use it to explain something real, it's a bit like a snake with its tail in its mouth. Try again.

This reminds me of a once upon a time very senior colleague who stammered. He was addressing senate and his tongue began to lose what he was saying. He simply stopped, and said, in Afrikaans, "probeer weer'" which means "try again". I remembered that because it was such a simple, thoroughly effective, admirable strategy.

But how often, in experience, when the issue is critical, do you get to try again?

I think of pilots. surgeons, dentists, chefs, and  so many other professionals who will never get another try if they fluff what's in front of them.

Quite frankly, I think of every moment of awareness, and the consequences of somehow missing something crucial. This is compulsive behaviour, and I don't recommend. Yet, through all of human history, why have we failed to move ourselves to anywhere that's an effective team, group, movement, kingdom, nation, empire, decisively and irreversibly changing human awareness for the better?

Historical gleams have never revealed lasting treasure. Empires, nations and movements have come and gone. Look at the solitary individual, staring into the fire, regarding the connecting strands between finitude and infinitude.

It comes to you. This is a merciful, generous, beautiful, friendly universe. In charge of it, there's an action that demands the foregoing, and there's the rub.

If you don't go with the better embrace, you create a really stupid anti-stream, a pathetic movement that might swirl with conviction, and die with corruption. Gatsby's dream taught me about this: the dream isn't about the dream, and Shakespeare taught me about  the aftermath: love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.

Connection seeks. Reconnection knows. Focusing recognises. Biofocusing realises.

There's a lot of work to do...but how do we know what to do?

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