Monday, 23 June 2014
Thought and Thoughtlessness
Written by Mathew Naismith
I know I have covered this ground before but I am at present in a couple of personal conversations with others about science and spirituality in general on the net. To most people what does science and spirituality depict especially in western thinking countries, opposing sides or a unison of different perspectives/ideologies?
Before I go on, what has science and spirituality got to do with thought and thoughtlessness? To most people science is about thought and spirituality is about thoughtlessness, this brings me back to my recent image depicting two opposing polarities either fighting it out for control or working together in unison to give balance. This image, and it’s message, sparked a few discussions. Science minded people don’t believe in evil, as in like a devil, so any image depicting evil will be slammed without further thought. When you first look at this image all you can see is evil plus the message underneath this image also mentions the word evil so to a science minded person this image and it’s message is all about evil even though they don’t believe in evil.
On the other hand there were spiritually aware people who didn’tsee evil in the image even though the message depicted the word evil a number of times, it was two opposing polarities uniting together to give balance. This changed the interpretation of this message to there is no evil. Being spiritually and science minded I saw both which is in sync with the spinning lady.
Now if we take this image and replace these two characters within the image with words like thought and thoughtlessness, science and spirituality, what is then the message within the image realising the character on the left is nasty looking and the one on the right looks pleasant? Which one is represented by science (thought) and spirituality thoughtlessness)? But of course both science and spirituality believe they are of the pleasant character which leaves the other to be of the opposite character and we wonder why we have chaos in the world!!
Thought and thoughtlessness give us chaos even though thoughtlessness is supposed to be all calming and collective, it still produces an opposite within it’s actions because it believes, without a doubt, thought is of chaos. This brings us back to action reaction, push and pull. By pulling thoughtlessness we are pushing thought away as if it’s something unbecoming, this gives us a reaction which in turn creates more chaos. How many centuries have spiritually aware people been pushing away thought and pulling in thoughtlessness but the world is just as chaotic as ever if not more so? Is science as a whole reacting any better? I can’t honestly see either science, which is represented by thought, being any more pleasant than spirituality which is represented by thoughtlessness but of course people of either camp believe otherwise which of course gives us more chaos.
Now let’s take another interpretation of this image into consideration, neither is good or bad just opposing forces coming together to give balance. Take notice of the two hands together as one to give us balance, we neither have thought or thoughtlessness being depicted as either character as our main focus now in on the hands giving us balance between thought and thoughtlessness. To me both science and spirituality have killed off multitudes of people, how many people is science killing off today and not just through it’s weaponry. The recent nuclear reactor disaster in Japan is a good example of this which is far worse than we are made to believe.
Which one now is depicted as the nasty character? They both are or neither is. If we are going to go along with both, we are only going to continue the chaos because both will see the other as the nasty character. On the other hand if we go along with neither we will have balance which is depicted by the clenching of hands.
Being aware of the push and pull effect will give us the understanding actions will give us reactions no matter what the action was in the first place. I know a lot of spiritually aware people don’t see their thoughtlessness as being a reaction but honestly it obviously is. If thoughtlessness wasn’t a reaction (pulling) why would we be wanting to be in thoughtlessness unless it was against thought? This action no matter what gives us an opposing force resulting in chaos….
The easiest way is to see no thought or thoughtlessness, no opposing forces battling it out but a culmination of all of being as one.