Which snowflake is doing it wrong?
As Jiddu Krishnamurti used to say, “Perfection is this movement. We never seem to learn about this, that it is one movement."
And from 'Essence Revisited' - by Darryl Bailey...
"Spiritual awakening can’t build an ideal society, because it’s the realization that nothing we do is autonomous…our apparent personal actions are the impersonal movement of existence.
The mental agonies of life are wrapped around the idea that we’re something separate from the movement of existence, a ‘me’ owning and directing the thoughts, feelings, interests, urges, and actions.
To say that one person is doing it right and another is doing it wrong, is like saying one snowflake is doing it right, while another is doing it wrong. It makes no sense.
You can’t find two identical things; no two snowflakes, no two trees, no two leaves, no two beings.
Any attempt to conform to some generalized standard of behaviour is suffering.
Everything is already the complete and pure expression of nature.
Everything we’ve apparently done, are doing now, and will ever do, is a movement of the cosmos.
We are that inexplicable happening spontaneously expressing itself.
Realizing this destroys the illusion of an independent will and the arrogance of credit or blame.
Judgement is replaced by wonder and amazement at the infinite variety of nature’s appearances, and seeing that each of us is one of those appearances.
All of the healthy, responsible, caring behaviour that we’ve exhibited in life has been the impersonal movement of nature, just as all the confused, and harmful behaviour has been.
When it’s realized that every thought, word, and deed is the natural expression of existence, then you’re free to move without the conflict of feeling defective or incompetent in any way.
And frees you from the misery-inducing fantasy of perfecting yourself.
Fantasized notions of perfection and standards of conformity are a denial of life’s flow, a denial of life’s expression.
Stories of individuals falling from purity to defilement are a fantasy…nothing has fallen anywhere, everything is always the complete and natural expression of existence, or if you prefer, the expression of God.
It’s difficult for most people to consider that someone like Hitler is a perfectly natural expression of existence.
Practicing forgiveness, forgiving others for their behaviour is actually practicing judgement and blame.
Forgivness assumes that someone is guilty.
This is a denial of life Our urges and actions are expressions of nature, no one can be blamed for being a particular arrangement of abilities, urges, and actions that they are.
Love and a sense of responsibility are not a personal accomplishment: they’re the expression of nature.
Anyone who appears to produce something of benefit to themselves or the world at large, is compelled to do so.
The fascination with a particular subject, an urge to explore, an intuition, a thought, an ability, or a fortunate accident, is never anyone’s personal creation.
Upon realizing this, respect arises for all of life’s manifestations…the horror of some, the enchantment of others, and the wonder of it all.
"Spiritual awakening doesn’t require a new experience; it’s simply seeing clearly what‘s already happening."