The Solution to All Our Problems is Not One Based in Time
It may be seen that the root cause of all our problems is being caught in the constant psychological movement of desire and fear occurring as thought which creates or projects a goal or endpoint to be either obtained at some future time, or upheld. This projection in turn creates an inner psychological division, which in turn results in psychological conflict as one struggles to either obtain or maintain something.
…Because(as can be seen) everything that exists does so as pairs of opposites, when we identify the actual true, and therefore undeniably verifiable fact of what actually is, it’s opposite is then allowed to manifest into being. Or stated differently, it’s opposite is allowed to come into existence and appear.…
It may further be seen that desiring/fearing is a present moment activity, that is… it only occurs in the present.
Therefore, if the root cause of all our problems is being caught in the movement of “desiring/fearing” due to the identification with the thought concept “I” (please look at this and see it for yourself), and this movement only occurs in the present moment, then the solution would be for this movement to cease in the present moment.
However, also involved in this is a very insidious trap, a trap that has perhaps kept us within the bondage of our minds since time immemorial.
And the trap is thus:
Once one is able to “see” that the cause of our inner/outer conflict is this mental movement of the“I” that is itself the movement of desire and fear, the tendency is for the mind to then say to itself something like “How do I stop this?”
Now, if we take a moment to examine this statement we should soon notice the following:
Implied within a statement or thought such as “How do I stop this?” is actually more division and more conflict, and so this appears to be the mechanism responsible for keeping us going around in circles.
How is this exactly?
The act of asking “how” implies a “ process”, and the notion or idea of a “process” requires time. Therefore this thought structure again creates more division in the form of thoughts such as: “I’m presently in some undesirable state with an ‘I’” and “I want/need to be, or should be in some other, or different state that is without the ‘I’”.
…if our attention is away looking at some projected ideal or goal that doesn’t actually and factually presently exist, then the thing we actually need, has no way of ever being able to actually come into being.
This form of mental setup or structure does a couple of things.
It immediately puts us “at odds” with what is in the present, so we wind up neglecting the present by “desiring away” from it. This prevents us from being able to meet the present fully with 100% of our attention and therefore being. When we can’t meet the present fully with 100% or our attention and being, or“wholeness”, we’re incapable of fully understanding or “seeing”, and thereby acknowledging, every fact that is presently occurring.
This is extremely critical for the following reason:
Because(as can be seen) everything that exists does so as pairs of opposites, when we identify the actual true, and therefore undeniably verifiable fact of what actually is, it’s opposite is then allowed to manifest into being. Or stated differently, it’s opposite is allowed to come into existence and appear.
Again, if our attention is away looking at some projected ideal or goal that doesn’t actually and factually presently exist, then the thing we actually need, has no way of ever being able to actually come into being.
Circling back to the explanation of the subtle trap, when we use the word “how” it also implies “how do ‘I’”, so it automatically implies or creates the “I” who will “go through” “a process.” Again, it is another mental setup, or structure which creates division in the form of a “separate mental I” that is again “desiring.” And so, as gone into in the above article links, when we have “desire” we also will have “fear” as “the fear of not obtaining the desire” and “the fear of loosing the desired thing once obtained.”
This structure again creates an further additional “mental division” within the “I” in the form of two “mental” points, the “undesired” point that is here and now, and the imagined desired idealized point that lies somewhere in “the mental future.” And therefore, getting from mental point ‘A’ to mental point ‘B’ where we “think” we’re making progress, again creates a “mental distance”, and form or type of distance will again require “mental time” to traverse. This basically winds up causing us to chase something that can never be obtained, like chasing a mirage, or like a dog that chases its own tail.
The solution lies in ones ability to “see” this movement occurring in real-time within one self. This is radically different than anything we’re used to because this is a completely passive action, and we’re used to thinking of action as being an active occurrence.
This “seeing” occurs instantaneously in the present moment in response to the ongoing problem occurring in the present moment. The “seeing” is “the doing”, the “seeing” is the action. Once seen, the seeing produces its own right action in response to the needs of the present moment’s circumstances, and this right action requires no thought, and no effort, therefore if we need to worry about anything, it is our ability to stay “present”, “attentive”, and continue to “acknowledge” ALL of any given moment’s experience, both internally and externally.
Another factor which contributes to our inability to collectively achieve this thus far is that it goes so completely against all of our thousands, and thousands of years of mental conditioning, or our programmed thought.
Therefore it would be prudent for us to first seek to understand the nature of the movement of desire and fear as it relates to the nature of thought, opposed to continuing to have “hope”, as in light of this fact the notion of “hope” appears to be a useless one.
From the looks of things in the world today, it does seam to the author that the notion of “hope” has definitely run its coarse. We’ve had “hope” since the dawn of our time on this planet and the track record is not that good.
Perhaps its time to completely cast aside all the old ways of this world and allow for something totally new and fresh to be born? Indeed it seems we have not much to loose, but also not much time.
Perhaps its time for a complete transformation of ourselves inwardly which would then flow naturally outwardly and thusly entirely change the way we all live on this planet forever. Change it by replacing conflict, war, and all the ills of mankind with their opposites.
For more, please also see the following articles:
Psychological “Becoming”, Desire, And The Apparent Eternal Conflict Of Humankind
ATTENTION: “If you want to get out of Hell Read This”
Is any of this true?
Please examine this for yourself without any motive and without comparing to anything already known, for if you have a motive to compare it with prior “knowledge”, then a judgement will be formed that will then control and dictate the answer.
J. Krishnamurti — If all time is now, what is action?