This Is My Goal . . .

And is something great to chew on in light of all the wonderful input here from such beautiful souls…

“Working rightly, the brain is the highest form of ‘instinctual wisdom.’ Thus it should work like the homing instinct of pigeons and the formation of the foetus in the womb–without verbalizing the process or knowing ‘how’ it does it. The self-conscious brain, like the self-conscious heart, is a disorder, and manifests itself in the acute feeling of separation between ‘I’ and my experience. The brain can only assume its proper behavior when consciousness is doing what it is designed for: not writhing and whirling to get out of present experience, but being effortlessly aware of it.”

Alan Watts – The Wisdom of Insecurity A Message for An Age of Anxiety

Obviously, we have some present experiences we will instinctvely get out of without a second thought because our brains will just know (without deliberation) that we must effect the necessary change to bring us to our best life situations and most wholesome solutions.

Speaking of! I’ve got some things to make myself more aware of! On with it…

jrk

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3 thoughts on “This Is My Goal . . .

  1. Trying to catch up here, lots to read… too much to think about sometimes. I’m still thinking being lost in nature is better for me than thinking. It’s easier, more clear, the answers so simply laid out before me. Forrest tells me the purpose of life is to think. At 16, he is already far wise than me. I’m not able to get it all. You’re a 67er, I’m a 66er. So why don’t I feel grown up yet?

    • I think you’re right on with being lost in nature. You’re the ultimate experiencer of life, seems to me. I envy you that immensely! I think Forrest is onto something but… we can think too much. I know I do. In the meantime, none of us will ever feel grown up. We know there’s not enough time to truly grasp what this life is…. I need much more living than I’ve had. And I’m not happy that I’m already almost 42!!! argh!

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