Choosing Sides is Not How to Resolve a Situation

Don't "solve" the problem.
"Dissolve" the problem.

The Usual Trend is for people to Choose Sides.

The purported ( I say, "purported" ) belief is that one side prevailing is "the answer". They may not look forward far enough to see that even in the event their side prevails, a whole new set of problems will ensue and the search for answers will continue, but with new targets. Endlessly. 

The names may change, but the News pretty much stays the same.

No, the Way to Resolve a Situation is Not to Have Ones Side Prevail or to Change Sides. Neither.

It is to Dissolve the Compelling Force of Both Sides. Only then, does one come to mental balance -- i.e.: sanity.

... recovered from compulsive acting as the Thinking Mind,
back to ones senses.

The Thinking Mind is a NoiseMaker,
a Newscaster
a Hypnotist
a Shimmering of Mirage Suspended in the Air
a Flickering Candle in the Wind
a Strange Attractor, Attractor.

It attracts attention one way
it attracts attention, another
it attracts attention both ways at the same time. at the same time.

This is called, Confusion.
Confusion is a common state of dis-ease among humans.
It makes situations seem confusing.

The common remedy that humans apply to control Confusion
is to choose a side and dig in
to forcibly overpower the internal argument for the other side
that one harbors in oneself
and to make oneself impervious to any argument from outside.
This is called, "internal conflict".

Socially one prefers the company of others who agree with their preferred position, but with the same misgivings.

Sometimes, it shows up as taking up a positive attitude
to gird up ones sense of internal weakness,
i.e., shaky integrity
produced by internal contradictions.

This is having one foot on the accelerator
and one foot on the brake. brake.

It is the formula for frustration. It is commonly life for a human of the 21st Century, computer/TV, money-is-king, gender-correct civilization.

Confusion and Frustration characterize the common common human human.

On top of that, is the social shellac of,
"How are you?"
"and You?"

It's like a two part joke with no punchline.

Few question the ridiculous phrase, "How are you?" (Which used to be, "How Do You Do"  -- another ridiculous phrasing. It should be, "How Well Do You Do What You Do? What Do You Do?")

When I hear someone say, "How are you?", I sometimes just want to ask, "How am I what?"

People don't question these things, and thus they blithely go about life in a state of chronic stress flavored with confusion, which most everybody seems to take for granted because rarely is there anyone around who can be an example of something different. They drink coffee or Coca Cola or consume other "psychoactive substances" -- or, none at all -- it makes no difference. They watch sports or listen to very loud music (which rarely shows any sense of rhythm, anymore, but instead, sports a pounding beat that people have to synchronize themselves with. Sensory over-overload to drown everything out).

All because they believed they had to choose a side -- or change sides -- instead of dissolving the compelling forces of both sides. They took a side, again and again, with every incident of life. Each incident left a memory and with it, a state of readiness, no longer quite a state of being at rest, unready. Life has piled up in them and they feel the burden of endless stress, decisions and confusion, but have no clue that their stress at the moment is compounded by all of their accumulated, residual stress of a lifetime. It's the burden of memory, the burden of the compelling forces of the arguments between alternatives piled up over a lifetime. The burden of 21st Century life as a human.

Slows a person down. Makes 'em less capable of taking in new information. Less capable of creative action. It gives weight to the notion of, "destiny". No wonder people die.

Action coming from a certain state of being always stamps that certain state of being upon the outcome. That goes for action coming out of, "Foot on the Accelerator*Foot on the Brake"; it goes for action coming out of a free -- or "dissolved" -- uncompelled condition. Coming out as free responsiveness, it's much more precise, much better timed, much more creative -- and much more resilient. Our thoughts go in new directions and our actions are different.

Capische? Capiscshe.

So, don't "solve" the problem. "Dissolve" the problem.


Ya Gotta Wanna.
and Ya Gotta Wanna Wanna.

This is just the beginning.

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