5/16/2017 7:35 a.m.
Hanns (H): Sometimes I sit here, and nothing comes, and I get very frustrated, so frustrated.
The Club beyond Time and Space (TCB): That's because you mind is not ready. Yesterday, we gave you an access: exploring.
H: Yes, and I got flabbergasted when I looked it up, and the word showed a possible (one of two possible sources) connection to flow: the dialog has to flow.
And “exploring” starts that flow.
TCB: Yes exactly. It is by not being so rigid, that it can flow.
Now, think off and explore: those who try to find a way (look that up). They explore. They look into any possible nook and crannies (yes, the brain has nooks and crannies). To find a way and new connections: new routes.
So to explore means also to be open to new sources, new input, and just let it flow.
Just like you are now doing, Hanns.
H: Oh, so if I concentrate on a subject and nothing comes?
TCB: Then that's all it means. It can be because you have a preconceived notion that fights the flow. Or you are missing a step for us to build on. Either way, something blocks the flow.
So what would water do if something is in its way, and blocks it?
H: It flows around it!
TCB: Exactly. So instead of blocking, and not receiving anything, just let it flow, and move naturally, thereby, exploring, let it find its way naturally, spontaneously (look it up it is tied to time).
H: “Spontaneously,” there is something about that word. [This was both a statement and questions.]
TCB: Well obviously you are interested. So what would an explorer do?
H: He would get up, get the smart book and look it up. Right now. See, I'm leaving.
A little Interlude:
I get up. It’s not in the book. Get up again, and keep getting that number, 372, to look into another book with quotations I had brought out by coincidence. As I flip through it, I notice some pages that I had marked with an asterisk in pencil many years ago.
On philosophy, marked:
342: “In other words, apart from the known, and the unknown, what else is there”—Harold Pinter
344: “Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know” – Bertrand Russel
Out of curiosity, I look up “time”
“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” – Rabindranoth Tagore
“All things flow, nothing abides”—Heraclitus.
Right after, a section on Travelling:
“The journey is the reward.” – TAO
“I travelled a good deal in Concorde.” – H.D. Thoreau
H: Well, I did a little bit of spelunking. Got lost in these quotes.
TCB: You “got lost,” but found yourself.
H: Yes it was quite fun. I enjoyed myself. I'm got some insights.
TCB: State them.
H: Here is another way to prime the pump. Looking at these quotes, they are organized by topic, but give many different views.
Now, your mind is still preoccupied.
H: Yes, “spontaneous.”
TCB: Look it up.
[ I had gotten the cell phone earlier, and now use it to look up the word:
“Spontaneous,” from Latin “willing,” of one's free will. From Latin “sponte,” of one’s own accord. ]
TCB: Now go back and read above, how it was used.
H: “Let it find its way spontaneously (it is based on time). “
It fits, except the time aspect.
H: OK. Spontaneous: It is based on one’s own free will.
TCB: And if you explore, let it flow, then you free will can go where it wants to. Now, you still can set a focus, an intention ( “in-tension,” look it up).
H: Yes, correct: to set the tension. [ it links back to an earlier discussion ] .
TCB: So yours focus, your in-tension, just sets a basic “tension.” It is like tuning a string.
And then you let the string play, playfully. And let it flow. Explore. Let it go where it wants to, playfully. Being in the moment (the quote of the butterfly, above). Not abiding [quote above by Heraclitus], because that is holding on.
But flow around obstacles, simply flow, with light tension, not too tight (!), but just there in the background, and new insights will come and flow.
H: I understand now.
TCB: And then it will be fund, and you will enjoy it. None of that frustration stuff.
That is a killer.
It has to be enjoyable.
Exploring has to be enjoyable. Look into the nooks and crannies, in joy, playfully, letting your free will go where it wants to. Listening to advise, every once in a while, from us.
H: I get “curiosity.”
TCB: Yes, that is the trigger. You know: “curiosity kills the cat. “ [Laughing.] But that is what starts the exploring. Again, look it up. Go explore.
[“curiosity,” from “cure,” to look after ]
H: Curiosity is the base attitude of the scientist. And just like the cat, some scientific thesis will not make it. But others will be quite fruitful.
TCB: So be curious. Always. Set a tension (lightly), then go explore, start the flow, and see where it, your free will, will lead you.
But never, ever, harden.
You must always trust yourself and let it flow, no matter the outcome.
H: I sense and ending.
TCB: Yes. Enough for today.
H: Loved it. Thank you. Good bye.
Namaste — I bow to you and the Divine in you.
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