Patience is a virtue, coupled
with the flow of peaceful control.
The act of mindfulness is in effect something of a paradox. Without purpose of achievement, its activity offers some clarity of mind into our very nature, which is usually described as enlightenment. We should understand that the process is also one of overcoming some of the formidable barriers that life itself has embedded in us.
Apparently our brain is a slow-moving train and gathers its information through the myriad of impressions we all take in, and our interpretation of those impressions.
Primarily any form of enlightenment can only be experienced paradoxically by peeling away those lifetime impressions by some form of meditation to experience a new point of view.
The healing process operates in its own dimension, subject to the particular practice of meditation, or mindfulness. Its manifestation is of a new consciousness the meditator experiences.
The most visible form of meditation available today is the open art of Tai Chi, practised by many of its advocates. The synchronised slow physical movements of each participant provides the speed and assimilation our brain can digest.
The ancient Yin and Yang symbol of the ‘unity of opposites’ below. As separate entities in Chinese philosophy they are complementary, and in fusion they represent the whole. So as dichotomies they exist only as an illusion in our reality.
The whole is the elemental answer to any fusion of opposites, the reality that really exists, where there are no dichotomies.
Heraclitus’s historical “unity of opposites” is another form of mindfulness that requires the mind to visualize any pair of opposites together. The process is the result of the mind’s ability to carry out that unity. This requires some exacting practice.
Contemporary use of semantics to improve conscious awareness and mindfulness is not only the unity of opposites, but the unity of principal terms that act in concert with each other.
The uniting of any pair of principal terms will draw meaning from the myriad of existing concepts in any language. As they all exist as absolutes or principles their ethical construction is indivisible and recognizable.Their utility is only toward the continuing construction of human consciousness, as is all mindfulness.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Heraclitus.
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