The stormy weather with wind and rain I faced,
Rather than against inner resistance braced.
Calm can be found in the storm,
Especially when feelings seem to be torn,
Clarity through walking meditation is born,
And pledging to focus is sworn.
Yesterday I thought and wrote a lot about unconscious, it was truly inspirational and quite a breakthrough for my thinking. Unconscious represents our potential and the understanding I gained yesterday meant that the potential of the unconscious is far greater than I had anticipated.
Yet during the same day as I continued to study the topic, I stumbled upon a video How to make Yourself a Better Person by Alan Watts which on a deep level challenged and shocked me.
These thoughts about vicious circle felt true. Later on that day I watched the video again and this morning again. Finally I reached a satisfactory understanding and allowed to me to proceed with this writing. Watts makes a clear point in that video that we should not get on the way of ourselves or others by helping, because we are only in the way. Instead what he suggests is to start observing. Even observing does change the world we are living in, yet it gives at least ourselves a chance.
In my earlier thoughts I’ve overvalued thinking and rationality. Now I’ve come to appreciate the potential of the unknown, unseen and the unconscious. I realize that none of these can be reached by rational thought, and even observing is changing the results. By striving to just be observers we let ourselves a chance to be what is required of us, without constantly trying to help (destroy) what is sprouting.