So I’m interested in this new phenomena of the SM Maelstrom. It has never happened on earth before, this new interactive news. Print news was passive news. You got the news on a white sheet of words and ate it. You could write a letter to the editor, but you didn’t influence the News as it is being made. So news now is not made and passed out; news today is Being Made through the interactions of the consumers of news; we are all maker and consumers of the news simultaneously. Every click and comment, and cute meme we pass on adds force to the current maelstrom. Nothing wrong with this; its just the way it works, not that we have created it and are living in our creation. Human begins created worlds and then live in them, surprised at what their creation does to them.
An SM Maelstrom is like how it started no body knows, and where it is going, no body knows. It has a life of its own, like a gulf hurricane. Each of us adds our breath of attention to it and makes it grow.
This is interesting to me because I can see the mini-maelstroms in my own life, like the snit I got into at Thanksgiving. You are going along in calm seas, and suddenly you are swept up in a storm. Where did this come from? Unless stopped a maelstrom without check can result in death. Prison is full of people who were caught in their own maelstroms. A butterfly turned into a tornado that couldn’t be stopped until somebody died.
But hey, lets not stop with social media and our family Thanksgiving. What about the maelstrom of a Mind Monologue where you can’t stop thinking in a vortex where you keep going over and over a situation that left your wounded. Wouldn’t we like to be rid of that?
It is the same monologue in the mind as in Social Media. Mind is mind, whether mind as you or mind as a collective in the electronic media. Media is collective mind and it operates by the same laws as your mind. After all your human mind created the Media. The mind can’t create anything that is not mind.
The Mind is not a logical machine that you can understand like you can understand how a car works. There are no manuals to your mind. If you think psychology is a map, then has the map changed the psychologist. How many therapists shoot themselves.
You can’t. understand you mind objectively. Now can you understand that who is trying to understand? Who is the Understander? Who is the Overstander? You are IT!
Look at the posted picture from the Pirates of the Caribbean. We are relationship. Nothing stand alone. In the maelstrom of life we are all going down the drain of death. What can we cling to in the vortex that is not also going down the drain? There is nothing that is not going down the drain with us. Einstein said that in his theory of relativity that said there is nothing fixed in the universe. There is not center.
Religion fights to establish a center (Christ, Allah) that is not going down the drain, but religion is also goin down the drain because it’s all mind. Mind goes down the drain. Everything you mind perceives is going down the drain. Is there anything that is not going down the drain.
Yes, says Zen. SEEING is not going down the drain because SEEING can see the drain and the maelstrom. And yet SEEING is not something because all somethings go down the drain.
I know, this is confusing, but I just finished my Martini.
The same maelstrom as been created over BLM because the police are portrayed as the sexual predator. The maelstrom sweeps the good and the bad cops down together. This is the same Social Media Maelstrom that I’m talking about. Once it get started from a tiny whirlpool, it sweeps up everyone. But this is a Janis God because there are abusive police and males at work, and they need to be swept up. But this SM Maelstrom has a life of its own, once it gets started. In the vortex ambiguity reigns. Everyone has lost control.