We clean our windows, light shines in. We stop thinking, light shines out.
Word to myself from myself: Drop everything. Divest ego’s need for things to be different than they are.
Francis Bacon: “The contemplation of things as they are…is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of inventions.”
No one wins an argument. An argument is one mental/emotional structure bashing against another. There may be noise, excitement, even victory, but there will be no peace. The chief blessing of the natural world is that it has no opinions. It is perfectly capable of taking defensive measures, as it is doing right now, but it has no opinions. It will not argue with humans.
The present moment has its detractors. They are bored, fidgety, anxious. They would prefer a different moment. Of course, there is no other moment. This is it. The whole enchilada is right now.
The habit of unnecessary speech reduces us, turns us trivial.
Keep your speech impeccable. That is the first of The Four Agreements. Im-pectatus is Latin for “without sin.”
What is sin? Sin is what is unnecessary. So says Gurdjieff, that coal-eyed Russian whom I love so much.