We are all controlled by one thing or another including nature
(性质, Xìngzhì), the western mind in all of us has problem with
this because it desires control, not to be controlled. The
balance between being controlled and being controlling brings
harmony in nature. It's the same with ourselves, the balance
between our western and eastern mind brings harmony to our
mind and our existence.
I am at present trying to influence the Western mind in
Western countries to express less disdain for this human
created reality. I wrote the following just recently.
"Indeed, to judge is to participate, all else is observation. All
participation is of the ego where observation is egoless.
All that can't forgive and can be hurt or offended is the ego in
participation. Participation simply creates ignorance where
observation creates awareness. How can you express disdain for a consciousness lost within
its own creation, lost within its own participation while of the
absence of observation? We no longer truly observe as our
forefathers did, we simply participate to primarily serve
the ego. I am not happy in the way we are abusing energy in every
sense, but how can I have disdain for a consciousness lost
within its own creation? It would be futile to do so, also, I
would be of what I have disdain for. Simply observe and
It's not getting through because the western mind doesn't like
being controlled but to be primarily in control, of course the
only thing in control is the ego for only the ego desires to
control. The tramp is still being controlled but no longer has
desires to take control; a lot of spiritualists do this.
As I also wrote recently," Try to observe your own participation
rather than participating in what you observe. Man is no more
and no less violent and destructive than the natural
environment he lives in. However, as many have proven,
man can be as passive and constructive as the natural
environment, the choice is indeed ours. It is what it is at
In some relationships an imbalance of being controlled is
present. All that the ego wants to do is bring balance back into
their lives; this will at times take the ego not in control to
separate from what is causing an imbalance in their lives.
This is different for an ego in control as the ego in control
wants more control so again separation occurs.
In a reality primarily controlled and influenced by the western
mind, the ego not in control observes that the ego in control
needs balancing out. As a lot of people are doing in
spirituality, separation has become the primary objective.
Seen as the ego not in control only wants to separate itself
from what is causing an imbalance, it's obvious the ego in
control desires total separation, like in a divorce of married
couples, to completely separate (divorce) itself from the
present reality (marriage). The ego not in control doesn't
want to separate itself like this, it simply wants to separate
itself from the imbalances of being controlling or controlled.
How do you obtain balance? One way is to think everything
just is what it is at the time it is. The following might help in
this if you are interested.