Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Mind and Motion.

It is rather funny to observe how confusing motion is to the mind. Why should motion be confusing to the mind? Isn’t the mind in motion? Have any of you actually explored what lies behind words like these, what they are supposed to point to and signify? Why should the mind find motion confusing? Is it that the mind is fixed, or perceiving motion from a fixed position and therefore uncomfortable, insecure, in it’s relationship with motion? Doesn’t the mind, itself, move? Or rather, isn’t there movement within the mind? And what is the relationship of the mind with it’s own movement? Confused? Is it ignorant of it’s own movement? Is ignorance a working alternative to the state of confusion that arises through the mind being aware of motion?

Hasn’t the mind reached many conclusions concerning many forms of motion? And have not these conclusions about many forms of motion, in the mind, body, and world around oneself, created a stronger sense of security? Or is it that while conclusions build a sense of security with regard to a certain aspect of living, the accumulation of these same conclusions may have quite a different effect on the mind fundamentally? Is it that accumulation within the mind creates a center from which the mind becomes fixed, and it is this fixation that creates confusion within the mind? Is it that the mind has unknowingly created a static point in a dimension of only motion and therefore created a fundamentally insecure structure from which it continually operates from and strengthens? Does this fixed center within the mind have a movement of its own? That is, in order to survive in a dimension of motion, has this fixated center within the mind created a movement capable of responding to its environment and itself?

Could it be that something is altered, unknowingly, when the very movement of life accumulates knowledge about itself? A fundamental separation seems to occur; one that is not actual until after retention of knowledge takes place. It is clear to me that the accumulating response of the mind to life takes place in regards to the survival of the physical organism. But, given the nature of the accumulating movement, an aspect of that nature operating unconsciously, isn’t it only a matter of time before something other than the physical body is sensed as needing to survive? Which makes me wonder, when you speak of yourself, when you make decisions about your life’s course, when you think about your desires or what you used to be, what, in addition to your physical body, are you referring too?