The world we live in and its natural rhythm is one of reaction. The trees and plants react to the weather, seasonal changes and any change in our atmosphere that work in cohesion with the natural energy of life as do all life forms on the planet. Most reaction is completely natural and an automatic function that happens outside of us as well as inside on a physiological level within our own bodies where our immune system is constantly reacting to germs and cleansing our system of unwanted bacteria. The digesting of food, pumping of blood are all automatic reactionary functions that we do not even have to think about. They perform their action regardless, although stressful emotions can hinder the effectiveness of these physiological functions by reactional stress. This reactionary force of nature is part of the cause and effect of all things and cannot be resisted or tampered with in any way without harsh consequences that result from disturbing the natural flow of energy within everything seen and unseen.
What we do have control over though is reactional thought. Or at least we have the option. We are now part of societies trend of making instant reactional judgments via our auditory and visual senses. This is because they are literally bombarded daily with information that’s designed to get us to like or dislike a particular product, person, political party or message. We make almost instant decisions via sight or sound about what we need, what is right and who is to blame. This is great news for marketing experts, advertising companies and politicians who know this and use imagery and sound all of the time to get us to buy rubbish we don’t need, take their side in debates and even consume medicines we don’t even need. This is all cleverly created so we really believe a particular product or person will enhance our lives and deliver us the happiness and significance we desire. Due to this age of social media and technology we live in, they are now able to reach an increasingly younger audience. This is how harmful junk food and drink that’s even rejected by animals has been able to effectively spread to our children all over the world due to this clever marketing. Shame on them.
We create thoughts determined by what we see and hear. We need to ask ourselves is it true? Can we be absolutely certain what we are being told or what we see are an absolute 100% truth? If we are honest the answer is no. Let us refrain from this instant reactional thought of judgment and instead search for or await the surfacing of truth. The real truth can never be denied for long. This will also put the control back with us by creating a position of an observer and not with an instant reactional judgment so many of us have adopted.
To be able to observe free from thought is something we can rediscover if we give it attention. This is the very source of freedom and this authentic freedom is rare in that it is free from reaction.
kathleen morphew says
Another brilliant piece of work Simon………