Monday, 20 March 2017

WHAT IS CONSCIENCE? CONSCIENCE IS UNFINISHED BUSINESS


CONSCIENCE = UNFINISHED BUSINESS


PROJECT COMMENT


CONSCIENCE: Con = together, in common.  SCIENCE = knowing, knowledge. Therefore, Knowledge in Common, COMMON KNOWLEDGE. From deep down inside. Not superficial individual or group knowledge. Compare Common-sense.

Most knowledge is concerned with My/Our best interests. I /WE WANT IT.
Real COMMON KNOWLEDGE is concerned with RIGHT and WRONG.   IT’S NOT YOURS.

So where does the UNFINISHED BUSINESS come in?

KNOW is a SENSE. Just as SEE is a sense. Senses are activated when there is a relevant OBJECT.
What do you see? I see a tree. If there were no tree, you wouldn’t see it.
What do you know? What are you conscious of? Unfinished business. If there were no unfinished business, you wouldn't know/be conscious of it.

Unfinished business?
What you have started and not finished.
Uncompleted cycles.
What others have started, which it is your responsibility to finish.
Things you have done, which you shouldn’t have done (started), and not put right (finished).
Things you have not done, which you should have done and not put right (by doing them).

If you see a tree and close your eyes, you will say you don’t see it. But don’t say it isn’t there. With your eyes closed, you are likely to walk into it.
If there is unfinished business (an acorn that you planted?) and you close your inner seeing eye, you can say you don’t see it. But don’t say it isn’t there. 

        It is easier to chop down
an acorn
than an oak. 

The branch you bang
your head on
is an acorn
that you missed.   


(Don’t put it off too long or the tree might become old enough and big enough to fall on top of you!) 


Unfinished business from the Past creates the Future and leaves no room for the Present.  Hören Sie gut zu, Mr. Eckhart?

 

NEW PROJECT:  UPDATE!



Sunday, 19 March 2017

POSTSCRIPT TO THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE


EGO’s been on his perch
in the old Knowledge Tree
for more than a million years
and, through the power of its corrupted fruit,
has eased his way into millions of human minds,
filling them and their bodies
and everything else
with millions and millions
of tears.

After this long and fruitless search
for something that doesn’t exist
push him off his perch.

 Deprived of the drunken separatism,
 that keeps him in his place,
 he simply evaporates.

 Is it good to discover and feel
 old Ego has never
 been for real?

 My task
 (and yours)
  is
 (and always has been)
  to get rid of you and me
  to get rid of us and them
  to get rid of was and will be
  to get rid of should and should not
  to get rid of might and mightn’t
  is
 (and always has been)
  to wake up
  from the dreams of our identities
  and find ourselves
  Here
  where we are always seen
  Now
  where we have always been. 


NEW PROJECT:

WHAT  IS  CONSCIENCE?  CONSCIENCE  IS  UNFINISHED BUSINESS