This seems a good start on releasing all agenda.pilgrim wrote:It seems as if the fact is I have to become comfortable with living in total uncertainty
Where does agenda come from? Needs and interpretations?
Let's start with interpretations, that's easier. There is our actual experience of now. And then there is everything we think about that experience, or our interpretations.
As Tolle mentioned, ALL of our experience of everything happens inside our heads, so we don't even KNOW for sure there is even anything beyond our own minds. How do we build authoritative explanations on that?
Your dog is very enthusiastic, willing and intelligent in his own way. But you couldn't teach him algebra in a thousand years. He simply doesn't have the required equipment. I suspect that's where we are in regards to "the truth" and all these big picture subjects we build our interpretations around.
Then someone will say, "Ah, this is just thought. The knowing lies beyond thought." This too is just one more interpretation, most likely memorized out of a book written by someone we've never met, who got the theory from someone they'd never met, who got the theory... etc.
So, when it comes to this forum, what's it all about? Besides Alfie, of course!
1) Friends. Comradeship. Communion.
2) Fun. Part of our brain wants to dance, so let's dance.
3) Poke, prod, and pummel all of our interpretations, and those we've borrowed from others, until none our interpretations no longer have much weight.
If we can succeed in that, we've weakened or maybe even removed one obstacle to a clear observation of now.
We're no longer entering now expecting it to look like this or that, according to somebody or another.
Having the courage to live in uncertainty, releasing part of the agenda, going deeper in to now?
PS: Did you find this post very convincing? Do you feel better now that you understand what's going on? Don't worry, you can't count on any of this either.