Post by Dove
Post by M. JL Esq.
There's an old adage that the older i get the more sense it makes.
"To know, to will, to dare and to keep silent."
Yea... bloody good advice sometimes.... Perhaps selective silence
though? Because if we all kept silent all the time, the "to know"
part could dwindle away...
Im more and more impressed with the idea in its religious or spiritual &
especially initiatory context. There are a number of examples i could
give to illustrate my point t. However my favourite has to do with
If i mention his name first people tend to shut down and not listen to
what i say or write about him, but if i quote him anonymously people
routinely ask for more.
But this same phenomena can extend to almost all phases of life. If i
mention i have a car no problem if i mention its "brand name" certain
assumptions are evoked. Same with food, clothing, shelter & etc. and
when we get to "Religion" and/or "Spirituality" its not enough that i am
formally and officially Omnitheistic but rather that i can legitimately
say, if asked, i am a Christian, Buddhist, Jew, Muslim etc. but
ordinarily, these days, i let it all go with a vague admittance of
deism. And not volunteer any particular details.
For that matter im contemplating a move to another area of the country
where in i will be a stranger with a chance to create or evoke an
entirely new appearance of my self and i will probly cultivate a less
radical and more mainstream, middle class social milieu, if for no other
reason than my age makes the youth culture of any place off limits for
me, as well as a tendency to more and more want to let people just think
what they think about me without any particular fervency to defend or
promote my point of view.
Any strident, in your face, spiritual radicalism i once had didn't seem
to have much effect than to pigeon holing me as a local harmless
eccentricity, and though i also don't want any sort of reputation for
authority or power i do think a bit more discretion regarding my
philosophical and cosmological ideas would probly be a good thing in the
small town or rural environment i hope to relocate to.
And on top of all that, my philosophical brilliance has left me with 6
of one and half a dozen of the other, both possibly "True" and that
simultaneously, at the same time:)
Being and nothingness, a causal, creator Deity and a random meaningless
universe coexistent as one, simultaneously:)