Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Number Sixteen

We say "the die is cast" or "it's god's will" as if Fate were certain.  As if we were helpless at the intersecting lines of cause and effect. And then we build religions on assumptions of will and sin and earned redemption.  As if choice were absolute and the events of our lives were our own creation.  We believe in belief, as if something held strongly will manifest itself -- in this reality or (in Quantum Physics) a parallel one.

Morality depends on will.  Justice depends on will.  Without will there is no right and wrong. There is no right and wrong because will depends on awareness and the strength to resist pain.  Which varies from moment to moment, from soul to soul, from situation to situation.

There is no right and wrong because the matrices of cause stack up -- like waves -- from ripple to tsunami.  And the strength of will that can surmount the lapping tide falters before the rushing mountain.

We come here to face choices.  We have a ticket to learn.  Free will flickers -- here for a moment and then gone.  The lens of awareness goes from clarity to utter blindness.  Yet we keep on: responding, failing, moving.  What lessons are made of.

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