TetraSeed DNA and The Hungry Hunter's Set-Up Procedure

The "Hungry Hunter's" version of the TetraSeed Set-Up Procedure. The order is specific. We may put our attention on each face of the TetraSeed, in order.

Then, acquainted with each face, view your "item of interest" (what you're 'working on' or 'playing with' IN each face, in the same order.

E.G.: "knowing"


intending knowing
imagining knowing
remembering knowing
attending to knowing

knowing existence
knowing persistence
knowing direction
knowing location

Replace "knowing" with some item of interest for exploration, by you.

This is a complete unit of instruction.

Next Unit:
This structure corresponds, in the DNA double-helix structure shown below, to the cross-linkages between the DNA strands, seen being unzipped, at the top. The cross-linkages are made of four nucleic acids in patterns of order and sequences of pairs, those patterns constituting "genes", which are memories of functional patterns that may be turned on or turned of in response to environmental conditions. This, "turning on" and "turning off" is what is meant by the term, "genetic expression".

Whereas the structure of DNA is based on nucleic acid pairs arranged in a twisted ladder sequence, which is then folded upon itself at structural flex points, the structure of the TetraSeed is based upon sets of three pairs in a tetrahedral shape, composed of the following elementals ("nucleic acids")


The "backbone" of DNA, referred to, above, as the "sugar-phosphate 'backbone', has as its TetraSeed correspondences,


When you contemplate those four, one after the other, the combination does feel like a backbone, doesn't it?

All eight of the elementals are abstractions, features common to all experience. They are "arrangers of tendency", "strange attractors"; "fields of influence", "shapers of fate", "elemental abstractions". Every experience experienced by some "experiencer" involves all eight of those elementals, four to be the "backbone" of the experience (to give it "reality") and four to subjectively experience the experience. You may guess which group, above, is which.

The elemental abstractions integrate into a structure that has no quality of its own, and only virtual reality, but which, like cauliflower, takes on or becomes the flavorings of whatever experience is being experienced. Everything and everyone is pairs of TetraSeeds.

Now, let's go experiential.

Put attention on, "attending". What do you get?
Put intention into, "intending". What do you get?
Put imagining into, "imagining", What do you get?
Put remembering into, "remembering". What do you get?

You get a different feeling with each one, right?

Something odd happens when you turn them all on, combine and balance them. They all disappear, either by being difficult to get to firm up, or by having only virtual existence -- terms whose meaning will become obvious with practice.

The RECIPROCITY SET-UP procedure is a first step to turning them on and combining them.

Here's the RECIPROCITY SET-UP pattern.

intending knowing
intending knowing existence
knowing existence
existence knowing intending

remembering knowing
remembering knowing persistence
knowing persistence
persistence remembering knowing

imagining knowing
imagining knowing direction
knowing direction
knowing direction imagining

attending to knowing
attending to knowing location
knowing location
knowing location attending to

three times

That's a complete unit of instruction.

Next Unit:
This next pattern corresponds to all the possible flex-points of the TetraSeed spine.

knowing existence
knowing existence
knowing knowing existence
knowing existence existence

existence knowing
existence knowing knowing
existence knowing persistence

knowing persistence
knowing persistence
knowing knowing persistence
knowing persistence persistence

persistence knowing
persistence knowing knowing
knowing persistence persistence

persistence knowing direction
knowing direction
knowing knowing direction
knowing direction direction

knowing direction
knowing knowing direction
knowing direction direction
knowing direction existence

knowing existence
knowing knowing existence
knowing existence existence
existence knowing location

knowing location
knowing knowing location
knowing location location
location knowing existence

knowing existence
knowing knowing existence
knowing existence existence

existence knowing
existence knowing persistence
knowing persistence
knowing persistence persistence
persistence knowing persistence
persistence knowing direction

knowing direction
knowing knowing direction
knowing direction direction
knowing direction persistence

"Fight" vs. "Work toward"

No, this isn't about union activity or the alternatives, warfare vs. peacetime employment -- although, wow, is there a connection!

It's about the peculiar quandary common among human beings: It's easier to destroy than to create.

For the same reason, it's easier to criticize than to actualize
and easier to resist than to take initiative.

In this time period so ripe with reasons to condemn, the line of less resistance is resistance, not taking creative initiative, breaking down without also building anew. It is a self-destructive and incompetent mood.

The problem is, for many it's easier to destroy what's remembered than to imagine something better, to break down, to destroy than to bring into existence and develop. That's why there's a special term, "entrepreneur".

Remembering is generally more or less under our control; imagining requires an unpredictable emergence of insight in the one doing the imagining. Otherwise, it tends just to be a reworking of something remembered -- like remakes of classic movies. We can't force imagining, or at least, it isn't commonly as easy to imagine as to remember.

Rare, more functionally-awake and balanced individuals (sometimes known as "visionaries") have good imagination and good memory, good attention span, and coherent intention.

We can cultivate those faculties. It just takes the well-focused means, the interest, our remembering to practice, and application of deliberate intention when doing it. It's called, "education" -- but a more basic and fundamental education than is publicly practiced, these days. It's the education that prepares one for education. More, below.

Because it is easier to break things down than to improve things (which takes imagination and diligence), breaking things down is the course often taken. This is what happened in the last Presidential election. The political system wasn't working well for a large enough number of people, so they chose someone who would create change -- some kind of change, any kind of change -- to the political system of The United States of America.

However, they chose badly.  The political parties chose badly. They chose someone who defines "great" as, "someone who can boss others around" (rather than someone who brings the greatest good to the greatest number). They chose someone who thinks like a cutthroat business man -- anything, as long as it's legally defensible, and he can get the law changed, if need be. Anything for which he has executive authority -- without accountability to the people of the nation. They chose someone for whom "ethics" is an irrelevancy, "truth" an embarrassment, and the Constitution and intentions of the structure of the Federal Government, an inconvenience to be gotten around or done away with.

They chose badly. The man makes money in real estate and golf courses. Did his electors think that because of his election, they would end up owning real estate and play golf at country clubs? Is that what they envisioned? I doubt it. I don't think they considered it that far. They didn't choose someone who is likely to give them what they feel they need.

The logic rather witlessly followed was, "First we break the political system down, and then somehow it will turn out better." Really haphazard. The rebuild stage wasn't carefully considered. if at all -- hence, the behavior demonstrated an unconscious and not particularly intelligent logic. Thus, lazy-minded, simplistic, gullible individuals elected a would-be Big Shot who may never feel big enough and who has an awful lot of power in his hands. "Gullible" means, "those to whom it never occurs to exercise their intelligence for themselves, but just to accept what they're told." Otherwise, they would have seen the abundant signs he displayed before the election.

When such people want change, they can easily be, and were, convinced to tear down without equal care for building up. This, of course, demonstrates a tempermentally childish stage of development; it breaks its toys when it wants new ones -- and it's not responsible for getting, or creating, the new ones.

This is not an adolescent or adult stage of development; adolescents are all about creating themselves, anew (although in conformity to their group), and adults are about creating, maintaining and enhancing; adults are both conservative and progressive. That's adult. "Tear down" mediocrity is spoiled-childish, undeveloped, self-indulgent, irresponsible, and undisciplined. Take that kind of behavior far enough, we call it ..... criminal.

This kind of description is not destroying or fighting; it's just naming and explaining with a high degree of precision and accuracy. If these seem like fighting words, it because they hit home with precision and accuracy (and without collateral damage).


So often, in the public vernacular -- the way things are commonly said -- we are told to "fight" this and "fight" that. It's considered a compliment to call someone, "a fighter". "Fighter" is a term with a sense of ongoing embattlement. They don't say, "a visionary" or "a hero", or even, "a great leader"; they say, "a fighter." It's a lower form of compliment.

In the public vernacular, people who participated in bringing about change used to be called, "liberals" and "progressives". The terms have been made derogatory by the sneer which which "Regressives/Conservatives" have used the term. Progressives seldom use the words, "liberal" or "progressive", to describe themselves in public rhetoric (except sometimes during election season); only "Regressives", so-called Conservatives, use the words, "Progressive" and "Liberal" -- and that, in a pejorative (put-down) sense to excuse their reactionary behavior.

Progressives/Liberals need to take back the terms and make them have the honorable meaning they warrant. They should also stop referring to the Republican Party as the "GOP" (Grand Old Party); it ain't grand anymore and it's been taken over by clever individuals who are there for the wrong reasons -- the right reason being public service. The foxes are in the henhouse, folks. Old Lady O'Leary's cow has kicked over the lantern.

A way of saying something reflects upon the one saying it; what someone says is an extension of them. To make the terms, "Progressive" and "Liberal", into smears reflects upon the one saying them: They would never be caught dead creating something better for the greatest number of people or being protective of those who need protection, or looking out for the population they serve, other than in terms of money, i.e., "jobs". Nooooo. They need to look out for themselves and for their position in the power heirarchy that sustains their in-office gravy train. It's for such people that the saying, "Kick the bums out!" was coined. Unfortunately, the electorate put the bums in. Gullible.

Making, "Progressive", a smear-term shows, about the speaker, a certain backwardness and unwillingness to take responsibility for bringing forth the greatest good for the greatest number. They are rebellious against the adult demand to take care of and share with others, to keep their word, to honor the oaths they, themselves, took. They have another agenda. They don't "play nicely". This, of course, is the behavior of spoiled children: "Conservatives". . . . . anti-progressive anti-evolutionaries. Regressives. Arrested development. Immature.

Regressives use the word, fight; Progressives also use the word, "fight". It shows how the so-called, "Pro-gressives", are not that much different from the Re-gressives. A greater difference would exist if Progressives used the phrases, "working for" or "working on" something ..... working on something instead of fighting for, or fighting, something.

The same goes for the word, "resist'. Instead, persist, or even advance, as in, "We're advancing a new public education funding program."

Of course, Regressives would resist such a program. Education of the public works against their interests. They don't want a population for whom attention, memory, imagination and intention are on-line at a high level; they don't want to be found out by people who are competent. They want a controllable population.

To show, by contrast, how far they have strayed from the original vision of this nation, the following declaration by Thomas Jefferson can be read on a plaque above one of the entrances to the House of Representatives:

"The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation
an educated electorate."

"Work for" is the best welfare system. Awakening your imagination and linking it with what you know and what things there are to work with goes beyond protest and resistance. It goes beyond Regressiveness and beyond the resistance of Regressiveness. It is the ultimate non-violent act: creative transgression of the preferences those who would create a meaner nation.

And that means defeating those who, like the Koch Brothers, who defeated wind-power in Massachusetts, defeat publicly beneficial projects in order to preserve or enhance their own standing in the wealth/power structure. We defeat them through persistent support of those who make such advances until those who resist are defeated, and we defeat them by educating ourselves so that we become the creators and holders of value.

Take notice of the speech patterns, "Fight" or "Work toward", and be informed.
There. Now I've said it.

The Basic Education
The TetraSeed Activating Intelligence Exercises

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"6:19" The Eros of Transcendental Realization

This piece is written with persons in mind who are familiar with the Creative Spiral, taught as The Concept of Meru by Y.Y. Meru in his educational art books and in his many Sculptored Sound(c) opus works; and with Integral Theory, as taught by Ken Wilber, et. al. 

Those not familiar with The Concept of Meru or with Integral Theory will still find the information presented below intuitively  (note that I didn't write, "intellectually") stimulating -- or perhaps baffling. The numerical references (1:6:9) are extra information available to persons familiar with The Concept of Meru.

What is baffling becomes obvious with practice of the TetraSeed Transformation Procedures. BACKGROUND

The thing about, "6", is that it includes and incorporates all memories we may have and heads erotically into the imagining of all life. At Stage 6, scattered and scattering impulses of attention gather and coalesce into a coherent unity. Attention gathers into steady focus that first apprehends and then incorporates all of self-ness and all of other-ness into an equilibrium of unity. "Equilibrium of unity" means that no part of experience gets special attention; attention is balanced. "Equilibrium of unity" is the unity of the transcendental intuition present in all experience, inner and outer, the "one" (consciousness) in intuitive polar relation to "the many" (experience). This is not a mental matter, but an experiential one. Nothing stands as the opposite pole of "the many", except the absence of "the many" -- which is the one consciousness / awareness.

"6" gathers all memory ("Past Experience") into an inclusive unity of attention (agape) that includes all that may be recognized, all that may be experienced, all aspects of self-ness and all forms of other-ness -- in other words, EVERYTHING. In that inclusive unity, attention is balanced or suspended between the all possible attractors (distractors) of attention; all is included -- comprehended or not. The sorting of things into "self" and "other" subsides and so internal "noise" decreases, leaving silent attention. All of what there is to experience in that moment is recognized to be a display happening "before or in front of" an unseen and unknown see-er, which is somehow intuit-able as self. Whatever object of attention may be located by the reference, "Transcendental Awakening", ain't it; this is a field of consciousness disclosed as distraction subsides.

This all-inclusiveness to the point of Transcendental Awakening is "integrating the originality and forming the New Now", the words Y.Y. Meru used to explain "6" in the book, Origination. A "New Now" forms upon integration in all-ness of everything in the field of attention, at the moment that the un-seen see-er is intuited. It is the "agape" of free and unconcerned inclusion. It is not really a "New Now" because Real Nowness is Eternal and exists prior to the formation of a memory of any experience. It is non-mental, non-conceptual, direct experiencing of what IS, before remembering.  It can't get any newer.

The "New Now", as presented in Stage 6 of Origination is really a new integration of memory acting as a new frame of reference. It is the conditional and circumstantial frame of reference that we consider to be "our life".

Real Now is "Original Face"; combined with "New Now", a new integrity freshly emerges. It is the locus or ever-changing frame of reference that Transcendental Awakeness freshly, now (and eternally) experiences as the form of conditional existence. It is "Unique Self" and "Unique Everything Else". Unique self and unique other-ness emerge in every moment in a unified way, as the creative motion of all-ness manifests itself and consumes itself, like the Uroborus, the World-Serpent that swallows its own tail eternally, more and more. The creative flow continues and consumes itself -- and yet eternally, Transcendental Awakeness is ageless, timeless, and undefinable by the indications of words. It appears conditionally as all of the forms of life, which seem tangible and eternal as long as they exist because of the eternality of their source: Real Now.

"6:19" is the integration of memory and imagination-in-anticipation ("Stage 1") of Transcendental Awakening. That anticipation is a kind of eros. The eros of Transcendental awakening "sees" and transcends conditional existence ("9"). It is everything and is beyond everything. It has been sifted out from the forms of experience as the Very Ground Substance of experience, which is Itself.

New integration always brings new emergents. New emergents are the products of eros. Eros is attraction to the newly emergent. There are two "aspects" of eros: conditional and unconditional. Again, these words are not to provide some kind of conceptual understanding, but rather to label a direct experience.

Conditional eros leads to every new integration; unconditional eros is the realization that occurs when integration is successful. Unconditional eros occurs when attention is no longer distracted and rests in its own unconditioned condition. The enjoyment of transcendence is unconditional eros,

The realization of "9" 
is that conditional existence arises from
unconditional intuition: something from nothing.

"9" is always both immanent (conditional eros)
and transcendent (unconditional eros).

Inclusive integration to the point of Transcendental Awakening occurs again and again, perpetually.

The means of this integration is the awakening of the four subjective/internal aspects of the TetraSeed 


in a balanced way, as accomplished via the TetraSeed Transformation Procedures (search term)

with their four objective/external aspects


This integration is Erotic
Again and Again,
On and On.

The Conditional World is the Domain of Humans' Suffering

The Conditional World is the Domain of Humans' Suffering

To the conditional world
which includes our own state of mind
we may have two responses as options:

to open to The Conditional World and to experience It more keenly
to close to The Conditional World, to mute its effects in us.

The first option is to become sensitized to the world
in a sensory sense
and the second option is to be desensitized to the world
in a sensory sense.

The first option is to open intelligence
the section option is to close down intelligence.

The problem of the more sensitized, open intelligence
is that it is more open to being invaded by prongs of life,
pokey pushings of life that churn us in unpleasant ways.
Prongings and pushings that come both from both outside and from within
pronging pushings that make us want to back down
to avoid being prodded.

The problem of desensitized, densitized, closed or shrunken intelligence is that it is less competent, competent in fewer ways, clumsily regulated and sometimes, obnoxious or hostile. Desensitized, densitized, shrunken intelligence adds to the roughness of life that shock the more sensitized, open intelligence.

Desensitized, densitized intelligence makes things harder on open, sensitized intelligence.

In order for open, sensitized intelligence to continue to flower, to continue to open, to continue to increase in integrity, complexity, and grace, it must overcome both the minimizing effects of desensitized, densitized intelligence on its own flowering -- and -- the internal reaction one may have to being minimized, namely, minimizing oneself. One must also integrate and dissolve the force of complaint against the seeming stupidities of life.

Integrate, because we don't know -- the "seeming stupidities" may be right, after all.
Dissolve, because who wants to be trapped in the dilemma of it all?

Neither one nor the other
neither either nor both --
the unknown Unknown
into which higher intelligence flowers.

The way out of the trap is not to negotiate the possibilities, not so solve the difficulties, but to DISSOLVE them, to dissolve our fixation upon them without residue or backward lingering, to lift anchor and continue of the voyage of developing intelligence. Then, the adversities and adversaries to flowering point the way to transformations instead of to stagnation in the swamp of stupidities.


The Inner and Outer Aspects of the TetraSeed

The four focal points of the TetraSeed, in its variations, are observable, replicatable, verifiable, testifiable focal points that have observable, replicatable, verifiable, testifiable psychoactive properties.

The psychoactive properties of the TetraSeed appear as an awakening of the different internal connections of oneself so they may be recognized and corrected, as native intelligence indicates on a focus-by-focus basis.

The word, "focus", pertains to each of the step-elements that constitute the TetraSeed Transformation Procedures, e.g., "Intending | Intending Existence".

Back to the psychoactive properties: the word, Transformational.

What is being transformed, and how so?

What's being transformed is the activation-balance between the different focal points of the TetraSeed.

The Four Internal or Left Quadrant TetraSeed Mind Elements
(upper right image is The AQAL Matrix -- Google-search the term.)

We tend, by our enculturation, to work at a more or less illumined or oblivious degree of development -- mostly oblivious. Sometimes, the words,


by themselves, individually, and in relation to each other, seem somehow vague and obscure, not readily recognizable. This starting condition is a good one for demonstrating the potential for a person's awakening of faculties by contemplating and applying the TetraSeed. Before that process of awakening, all manner of semi-conscious automatic conditioning simply runs the show, with the "monitoring self" wringing its hands over its own craziness.

The transformation consists of
  1. awakening and progressively steadying into focus these four focal/archetypes,
    and then 
  2. combining the focal/archetypes in every combination of twos and threes
    to awaken and enhance intelligence.

    It feels like an awakening.
  3. What happens is that submerged patternings of mind emerge in dreamlike perceptual experiences that one may recognize as ones own habitual dreamset of what life is remembered to be -- and having recognized, adjust by mere feeling-intention. Many shifts occur.

What happens is a dissolving of semi-conscious and unconscious, automatic habits of mind by recognizing all things as made of the same "ground substance" -- the congealing of attention on persistent objects with a location and a direction of change.

What happens is a shifting of tensions by a series of releases, a shifting that occurs merely by contemplating things in terms of The TetraSeed -- attending to an object, remembering an object, intending the existence of an object, imagining an object -- as taught in the various TetraSeed transformation procedures found under the search-term


In the illustration, "I-AM-I" symbolizes the emergence of all forms of experience from a uniform ground of being-consciousness.

At this point, further discussion depends on your having had experience working with the TetraSeed and TetraSeed Transformation Procedures. To try to understand without that experiential background risks brain-lock.

Having had such experience and found that the TetraSeed is indeed psychoactive, you (and I) may wonder:

What is the TetraSeed made of?

After all, it's just seems to be a mental abstraction that somehow names what our mind is made of, but really -- The TetraSeed actually functions, so what is its substance? its foundation?

Something somehow becomes the four-ness of the TetraSeed that functions the way it does. Or perhaps it isn't something or anything until it appears as concrete expressions of the four elements of the TetraSeed. But a TetraSeed is made of it. What is THAT? It must always have existed and exist now and already, since it is apparently the substance and functioning of EVERYTHING.

The following news may help you with that contemplation.

Internal/Left Side Quadrants of the AQAL Matrix
External/Right Side Quadrants of the AQAL Matrix
Integration of the upper and lower elements produces a deepening of perception and brings background to the foreground for witnessing, melting and transformation -- or burning.

A Second Stand at Standing Rock

It has already been predicted that a new standoff is going to occur at Standing Rock over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

With that standoff, we may see what the Trump Administration is made of.

http://somatics.com/mp3/A Second Stand at Standing Rock.mp3

Here's a quote curated from the Act Blue website:

The new administration has sent hundreds of law enforcement to Standing Rock over the last 48 hours and the oil companies have matched them with over 300 new and aggressive security staff. Over the weekend, a water protector was run over by a snowmobile and the North Dakota legislature is about to pass a law allowing drivers to run over Water Protectors without charges! Help us match these acts of violence with non-violent protests and prayer. We need food, medical care, and legal support more than ever. 

A big problem with the DAPL is that it is to pass under a freshwater lake that serves as the main source of water for the local population -- hence the name, "Standing Rock Water Protectors". A fracture or leak of the DAPL at that location would contaminate that water. Such has already occurred, recently, in Pennsylvania.

On the side of the DAPL are the mass of Stupids who believe that the highest accomplishment of a man is to acquire money. That includes the new President, President Donald, a man whose time has come -- and gone -- long ago -- a relic of a previous mentality now inhabited primarily by young people starting out, the poverty-sticken, immigrants, and those in a state of arrested development.

The Stupids believe that the risk of contamination of the lake is an acceptable price to pay for their profit, even at the cost of the health of thousands, as occurred in Flint, Michigan.

The standoff, which may go in a number of directions, may, I believe, set the tone for this administration's handling of all manner of civil disobedience.

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Today, I was asked to leave the senate gallery of the New Mexico legislature in Santa Fe because I refused to remove my hat. One of the attendants called the police to have me removed and one told me that I might be arrested. I suggested that he tell them that I had refused to remove my hat.

I left before the police arrived and walked in a leisurely way to the door -- followed by two police officers. One officer told me that to remove my hat was a sign of respect; I countered that it was not a sign of respect, but of obedience. He told me that to remove my hat was a rule of the building; I countered that rules do not deserve respect merely because they are rules, but because of the legitimate function they serve. He said that he was not there to engage in a discussion; I responded I wasn't asking him to, but rather that I was starting a line of thought. All this, over a hat. I pointed to the larger political climate and cited this encounter as an ominous development.

That was an abbreviated accounting of the encounter. I left.

Think on that.

Then, think on larger matters.

There comes a time when both the police and the military should exercise intelligent judgment, confine themselves to enforcing THE LAW and not the arbitrary will of those in power.

Don't you think?

Resistance?? What good are protests if they bring out the police and the military?

How about countless acts of civil disobedience, small and large, that bring oppressive actions so frequent and so repressive, so counter to the American spirit of freedom, that even Trump's supporters repudiate him?

The Quandary of Human Beings is One of Competence

Competence may be defined as "consistently getting the intended result".

Indication of Incompetence: the saying, "The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions".

Frankly, this statement is poorly conceived, poorly expressed, poorly understood.

First of all, "paved"?? Pavement is an invention for smoothing the way.

So, "Good intentions smooth the way to Hell"??

Right away, that is topsy-turvy ("everything reversed") thinking; there's something "off" about it. There must be an explanation that seems to make sense of it. Let's try.

One might observe that, very often, despite good intentions, a hellish result ensues or follows. Little fires may spring up that seem to require your attention, time and energy.

A certain kind of thinking would then make the so-called, "a-priori error" -- the notion that because one thing preceded another, it caused the other. ("Post-hoc, ergo, propter hoc." -- for all you lawyers) This is very primitive thinking probably characteristic of a three-year-old stage of mental development.

The error may be expressed, "My good intentions caused the Hellish Outcomes."

It goes along with, "I caused that," as in, "Wherever I walk, outside, the moon in the sky follows me." It is a kind of egocentric thinking that acts as if everything that happens has to do with oneself." -- which, by the way, is a good way of defining the word, "narcissistic". "I caused that and I'm involved with it." It's the hypnotic, mass trance that characterizes the bulk of human cultures.

A more mature stage of development recognizes that causality emanates from many places and from anyplace at a given time. One may receive the influences of life as well as influence life. This is called, "being sentient", all you beings. This recognition allows for a relative degree of rest or ease in the midst of circumstances, and for a decrease of vigilance, in general. Hellish outcomes may seem to come Out of the Blue, but sometimes, not.

So, as a generality, "The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions" may seem to be true, some of the time, but it says nothing about the causal relation of the good intentions to the Hellish Experience.

Back to, "The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions."

Where's the next weak point?

It's the inherent, "I can't help it," of the saying. "No matter what we do, things turn out badly." Has to be that. After all, good intentions are all about "helping it", and if they end up under our feet, our "hero" has failed. (Heros are all about "shared good intentions", good intentions shared between and among us. A hero is a champion of our good intentions. In this anti-hero culture, villains are called, or positioned as, heros. This is an Orwellian perversity.) For all of these reasons, "I can't help it," is a common pose. It's the pose of "excused resignation", excused mediocrity. "I can't help it," sets the stage for incompetence.

So, "mediocrity and incompetence, I can't help it," are the sagacious meaning of the saying, "The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions." How sagacious?

Here's another meaning:

Creative movement in any direction creates a contrast with our memory of the state of things. Contrast intensifies experience. You go for the right and you perceive everything that's in the way of things going right; you perceive everything that's wrong. (Let's not get captived by the wimpy argument that, "there is no real right or wrong; everything's relative". Not altogether true.) Everything that's organized for an outcome different from the one we intend (including our own automatic reactions and emotional conditioning) we experience as unwelcome, as friction, as opposition, as frustration. There's both an external and an internal burn.

The contrast-burn may be a hellish experience.

So, the saying, "The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions," is incomplete, in itself, and therefore, misleading. Another line is needed: "When you are going through hell, keep going." (Winston Churchill) His saying implies emergence out of hell. It completely changes the thrust of the saying.

The thrust of this saying, when understood this way, points to increasingly higher degrees of competence paid for by an ordeal of transformation (the contrast-burn). I can help it if I persist, learn, remember, attend to it, and stay purposefully intent -- in short, evolve awake) -- that's one part -- and, with that, also recognize that I am working against forces that may make things rather unpleasant, especially if I fail to groom myself regularly of those befouling effects.

Thus, the deck is stacked against the evolution of humanity by our own aversion to the burn of transformation. The burn of transformation is the price paid for competence and superior competence. Thus, the expressions, "taking pains," and "paying the price" or "paying ones dues". The only ones willing to experience that are those with a compelling creative drive; the rest cower -- or oppose.