A Doubtless Temporary Expression of Flowing Thoughts

A Doubtless Temporary Expression of Flowing Thoughts

(Brynn's Beauty at Four)

 

Being in love means not only loving others but also loving and understanding one's self. 

I see here and there,  a belief that if one is a loving person one must love everything.    One may accept reality as is, focus on being a loving person but how could a being live in love if they exclude themselves from that love.   If that exclusion is there, I wonder, "How can that be love?"

In my thirties, I met a Buddhist monk that would not kill a mosquito even though he was allergic if bitten.  Although his followers glowed about his commitment to love, I had my doubts concerning his interpretation of Buddha's legacy.  I now wonder how he would handle the Ebola virus?  Would he love this virus as it ravages his  being,  strangling his life?   

If something hurts us, love for our selves requires distance from whatever is intent on our demise. 

It's interesting to me that anyone's perception of this world is granted omnipotent reverence.  The belief that the Bible was written by God leaves me baffled.  In my investigations, all Bible writings were channelled through a human.  These writings were proclaimed as truths by yet other humans.   If I merely say, God spoke with me, what commands others' belief in a God just because I say God spoke with me?  My unfailing belief? This may be interesting but to blindly believe an untested-beyond-belief-anything without subjective experience is rejecting the very thing that is presented in this holy book as free will. 

Except for results which adhere to a careful protocol carried out by the scientific community, every 'truth' is a mere opinion.   A scientist does not present any given result as a truth but rather publishes the result and waits.  Their exuding confidence is tempered by the experience that what is known is always far less that what is not known;  a scientist needs this open discernment to prevent arrogant inadequacy.  If the scientific community concurs the experiment has produced a viable fact, they do not reference it as fact but rather as an agreement.  Many facts once believed to be undeniable facts eventually became false conclusions.  Scientists simply agree on 'truths' alert for when some new data rises transforming that truth into a false perception.  They keep their belief systems precarious ever ready to learn something uncovered.

Other's views even if  they are firmly convinced of their 'facts' make little impression on me.  What they present may be interesting but no more than this.  Although I have more credence for investigative explorations presented by the scientific community, nonetheless, even in this discipline, I exercise reservation.

 Of course, my reservation include my own observations and conclusions. 

This may not be obvious whenever I express myself.  When I write my thoughts, I do not pepper my expression with, I think, maybe, perhaps, I am not sure or I don't know for certain.  My thoughts stream without doubt facilitating the flow that causes a write to stream.  In reading others, I perceive this in their writings as well. 

This lack of doubt in my temporary expression does not signify much except my lack-of-doubt-temporary-expression of my flowing-changing-thoughts which are subject to change any second...

Certainty, surety, facts, truths are for the weak minded.  Ambiguity requires a strong courageous mind trusting the flow of change. Change teaches over and over again there is no permanence.  We exist in a violently changing universe that roars with laughter at our subjective attempts in omnipotence. 

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Comments (12)

  1. funfreak

    I love the last two paragraphs. So true. The only certainty I know of is change.

    August 10, 2014
    1. funfreak

      And, by the way, the portrait is, as always, amazing. I’m sure her parents appreciate that gift.

      August 10, 2014
      1. greunie

        I am sure it is not expressed enough … I cannot relay how grateful I am for a presence like yours on Thoughts. Your essence adds grace on this blog site.

        August 10, 2014
  2. minutebyminute

    What a fabulous drawing! You are so dedicated to your drawing. The patience, love and devotion to drawing are evidenced in your work.

    I cannot agree more with this write. I lived with the fears I had been taught for so long regarding religion until my mind simply refused to try and reconcile the conflicts within the teachings. I stepped back to examine more closely what does make sense to me and the journey has been amazing.

    Beautiful write and drawing.

    August 11, 2014
    1. greunie

      She is a darling yes? It was her first pageant and she played a seaweed. I did the drawing for her grandparents. Drawing is one of the great loves in my life. Thank you for taking the time and reading my words.

      August 11, 2014
  3. Kione

    How can we believe in something that has never been proven with actual experience, you ask? The same way we put faith in uncertainty.
    The first time someone says “I love you” to you, you are putting your faith in them, that what they say is true, even before it is proven. Sure you can say that their ‘actions’ prove their love, but anyone can play the actor. Therefore you must believe that they are genuine in their words if you want your relationship to proceed.
    We should only believe in things we have experienced? I believe not! Because then there’d be no first loves. No one saying “you can do it”, even before we know you can. Everything humans have created started off with a belief that it could be done, even before anyone had tried.
    You don’t need experience to know true fact. Faith is human nature.

    August 12, 2014
    1. greunie

      Thank you for your opinion.

      August 12, 2014
  4. TortugaBlues
    Yes I’ve heard that laughter before…………….. and the only way to cope with it is to accept its omnipotence and my own feeble attempts at understanding……..but I’m doing better now………. and a :hugs: are for later………….

    August 18, 2014
    1. greunie

      How goes it over there in your corner of the universe?

      August 29, 2014
  5. wirelessguru1

    YES (Being in love means not only loving others but also loving and understanding one’s self).

    August 18, 2014
  6. drivefaastakechances

    O Greunie, how I have missed your words and your beautiful illustrations. Peaceful growth is how I detect your being. Grateful for you and to read you.

    August 29, 2014
    1. greunie

      Hey you! There you are!

      August 29, 2014
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