This really was an up beat talk, full of optimism and hope and vision…which is so important and what we have lost in recent years. Obama vision was dashed on the stone bulwarks or racial hatred. But maybe that had to get out of the unconscious and become conscious. And Hillary’s vision crashed on the wall of (well you decide)…and that left Trump and his wall. Such a great metaphor for resistance to life and inclusion. Even today he wants to deport thousands who have been living here for over 15 years. While it make sense when you look at economic bare facts, it makes no sense whatever in human terms. This is what’s missing…Heart. Empath…the human factor. Everything has been reduced to quantitative numbers. We have become the Evil Empire with our numberless faceless storm troopers. Where is the bleeding compassionate heart, that is both practical and compassionate? That what we are calling for, and life will call this person up. That’s the way Life works. One could exchange God for Life, but LIFE is a better word because we are all life. We are going to call up a unifier with vision, because only vision can unify.
We see chaos and fragmentation everywhere, so we can’t see unity. That is where vision comes in. Vision is a transcendent quality of us humans, our essential quality. Without it we are not human. To be human is to transcend. We create world orders, and that order falls into chaos; we create new world orders that includes the good features of the previous conflicting orders. Inclusion…inclusion…always includes, never exclude and build walls that divide the mind and society.
Vision is a spiritual drive because it sees beyond form. The unity to which we are evolving is formless. It doesn’t exist, so only vision can sense it like Steve Jobs has a vision of his next new product, but he doesn’t know what it is until he sees it, but he doesn’t stop driving for it.
This drive towards Unity that I speak about is not only in the external world, but also in each of us, and the unity is towards our unity with the external world. You are the world and the world is you. Joy is when we experience that unity, that moment of Oneness. Life is sorrow, or struggle and separation from unity. Compassion is the unity of joy and sorrow. We are calling for a compassionate President. But not a “bleeding heart” which is the burning tire the Right hung around the necks of Liberals. Wisdom is the union of practical reason and compassion. This is what we are calling for. Not one or the other.
All of my writing and talk are a drive to unity, the unity of myself with conditions. Understanding is unity. Understanding is born of the pain of not see the whole picture, the pain of a fragmented reality that is my own mind. The drive towards Unity is the drive toward Understanding, the seeing of the Gestalt, the Eureka! the Satori of I See. This seeing for me comes out in my writing. I don’t know I see until I write it or speak it. Then the seeing has form; then my subject sees an object that is One. Understanding unifies and heals the wound of separation.
But we can only arrive at understanding when we give up our positions and our opinions of what’s real. There has to be a curiosity, a not knowing, that allows the drive towards understanding to do its work, usually in the subconscious. You have a nagging, a worm inside, a germ that wants to be born…you allow it to work, then BAM! you see. You understand. And then you can give your vision form, usually in you art, and for me that writing and speaking live where I have no script.