Most people have been trained to understand “perfection” as a static field. An end point on a continuum. What would it mean to you if perfection were a dynamic state with the entire universe in almost harmonic balance but just enough out of kilter to keep the whole thing moving forward. That which is can only be what it is based on what was and what will be will be based on the momentum that has presently manifested. There are many types of energy effecting the movement of the infinite parts that comprise the universe. The purely physical aspects that have not been sliced and diced by the conscious mind comprise “chaos”. As chaos is studied and ordered it loses it’s chaotic nature, yet because it is infinite it can never be totally understood or harnessed. Chaotic energy is raw unfocused energy which underlies the dynamic balance. As we try to understand chaos it resolves into “order” which gives us a microcosmic understanding of the movements of a part of the physical universe. We can try to understand why forces around us move in the directions that they do yet time and time again we have found that yesterday’s understanding was both temporary and incomplete. The third type of energy pushing on the dynamic balance is “consciousness”. Our minds exert energy on the system whether we are conscious of it or not. It is our challenge to learn to apply our conscious energy field to the present state of balance to tip it in the direction that we “want” it to go. “Wants” are funny things . Even if we have used consciousness to choose our wants, when they are satisfied they dissolve into the past. That is assuming that as we move towards achieving them they remain static. They also come along with unintended consequences. Results we did not foresee and which are counter to our desired results or possibly in opposition to some larger want.
My Aikido Sensei used to say “All movement is based on spirals. When we begin our training the student must use large spirals with a lot of energy to accomplish their ends. The Master uses very small spirals with minimal energy to accomplish the same ends.”
The Buddha sits in the center of the spiraling karmic forces and knows they are in a state of perfection.
The Taoist has very simple desires which are mostly internal and therefore must only add very small amounts of energy in order to tip the balance in their favor. Moving from perfection now to perfection now.
The materialists of today’s world spend enormous amounts of energy chasing prosperity while they pound their chests like silverback gorillas shouting “look at me”. Their facade of accomplishment is based on achieving temporary materialistic goals which never truly satisfy so that in the quiet of their own minds they are crying that they haven’t yet learned the exact way to think or the latest technique for reaching perfection.
In a world of dynamic balance, everything is as it should be. All is perfect now and it is moving towards a place of more perfection.
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