Tuesday, 7 March 2017
As The Wise Say, Balance Is The Key
Written by Mathew Naismith
Interesting, it was said to me that humans as a whole don't like peace; it certainly seems that way to me as well.
The reason why came to me when this was said to me, peace represents a consciousness of little or no controlling expressions.
The human ego mind feels it always has to be either controlled or controlling, within this, there is no peace, only what control (motion) creates.
Why do we refuse to learn from our environment, an environment human existence is reliant on in almost everyway?
Do we not learn from this environment because we think of ourselves as being far more intelligent and/or aware?
Take the sun for instant, too much light emitted from the sun, everything dies. Too little sun emitted from the sun, everything dies.
The right amount of light emitted from the sun, everything flourishes, not just biologically but in everyway including spiritually.
The reason for this is simple, balance that neutralises extremes which in turn allows everything to flourish.
When the wise and ancient teachings teach balance is the key, they are not just talking the talk, as in stating something because it sounds right. They are stating it because it's true, especially in accordance with the present environment.
No matter what environment you find yourself in, it will show you how to exist in a balanced way.
Now, how intelligent and aware are we, in relation to our natural environment, when we are in total ignorance of its expressions of balance?
It's too hot, so we bring on another ice age.
It's too cold, so we bring on a continuous heatwave.
Its' too light, so we bring on excessive dark.
It's too dark, so we bring on excessive light.
Our present existence is too chaotically destructive, so we bring on the extreme opposite.
Excessive extreme reactions is what makes human consciousness human, otherwise this consciousness would be something else other than human.
It would seem we don't want to evolve from human consciousness, as it would seem we are too fixated to its extremes.
As extremes denote limitations, any consciousness of extremes is always going to be limited. Free yourself of these extremes and associated limitations and see what develops, you won't be disappointed.
- It is better to rise from life as from a banquet - neither thirsty nor drunken. Aristotle
- Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance. Epicurus
- They are sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing. William Shakespeare
- Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.
- Balance is the key to abundance, an equal amount of abundance pertaining to all things within all things.