Imagine if you where really all powerful, ever present and totally aware. Would you do anything at all? I mean, imagine knowing that the words you used could drive another person over the edge or that the journey you are about to take will result in the death of another person? If we had the awareness of a God we might actually never do anything simply because we would know that any action, any word, any thought has consequences. Would you want to be responsible for the consequences of your actions?
If you understand that thought and the terrible situation you would be in, then it begs the question, how confident everyone must be to be running around, interacting, arguing, fighting, spouting opinions and so on. Of course, we are not brave but stupid, for we have no idea, no inking ,of the outcome of the deeds we do, the thoughts we have and the words we speak or write. We are chaos. We live in chaos and yet we seek peace.
Enlightenment. Does that bring peace? Perhaps it brings a knowing, an understanding of our place in life and the Universe and a sense of what our obligations are – how far we can be expected to know and to anticipate and to be responsible for ourselves.
I am sure many reading this are wondering what drugs I am smoking. But we are really are foolhardy creatures to believe that we know what we are doing. Actually, we haven’t a clue. We are programmed from birth and by our culture and society to behave in certain ways. We are born and we die not knowing who we truly are nor why we are here. Given that, how could we possibly ever understand the consequences of our action, words and thoughts?
And yet, I want to know knowing the more that I know, the more personal responsibility I adopt.
Imagine that. By asking the questions, we become aware and in becoming aware, we become responsible. It is a bit like eating the fruit from the Tree in the Garden of Eden – and then being booted out. One wonders if, my inner self-/subconscious self (Eve) constantly offers the fruit of knowing to my outer self/conscious self (Adam) and the end result of the decision as to whether to eat it is to be cast out of Eden – a state of not knowing and no responsibility – into a world of sin and knowledge of our actions, words and thoughts.
That is food for thought….