Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday Thoughts – September 11

There’s a radical difference between adopting a view and attempting to live it because it might make life better, and being embraced by and embracing that which truly IS, and then living it because it’s as real as it gets.

For example, one wants something or someone for the sole reason that it fills the emptiness and makes things more meaningful. The desire is fitting, though the orientation is suspect. Problem: this is too self-centered and pragmatic – it ends up being self-ish and doing what I do for whatever works for me. Another possibility: Encountering what IS as real will not cohere with the previous orientation, but that is the best thing that could happen to me, since selfishness and pragmatism will not offer a meaningful life.


A critique of absolute relativism, for example, is not valid because a relativistic view is a problem per se – in and of itself – but rather because through an awareness of what and who IS, such a criticism becomes legitimate, since it comes out of the reality that’s already there.