Once again you might find yourself traveling a road you have traveled on before. This is usually a comforting feeling due to the idea that you know each turn and each little deviation in the road’s terrain. Simply enough this is a common feeling among most of us when we first set a foot on a journey of any kind, for which we know the directions. This sense of “ease in direction” is subconscience, and seemingly stable to our ego. Only when we set out to a location for which we don’t know the way, or is less traveled we spike in anxiousness. In today’s modern society we find a GPS, Map Quest, or Google Maps very helpful for an overview of a territory that was once unknown to us. An overview or insight into a direction or goal is something we seek most of the time, in our pursuit for a general stability in our healthy travels. If we happen to already have a sense of direction in our pursuit of a gaol we are in search for the next step. We seem to always be looking for the next step regardless of what side we are in the midst of at the moment. If we currently have the vision side in our hands, we are looking for the next rock to jump to. If we have the steps in our vision, then we seems to search for the overlooking of our project. The thing to notice here is the constant between the two sides: The Looking. We seem to be searching in both areas. In neurological holistic thinking we see that the whole-brain thinker sees both; the vision and steps to complete the vision. So, in asking another questions, we must ask – What is the constant in the holistic thinker? This would be the exact opposite of the first question: No Searching. This simple observation reminds me of something a small little bear once said:
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast? said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
“It’s the same thing,” he said. [http://webpages.charter.net/]
Through working in harmony with life’s circumstances, Taoist believe and understand the changes that others may perceive as negative into something positive.
For just like in a situation you may precieve as “not contributing to your vision or goal” implying that this is all in your control in the first place. If you are truly in control of your goals and the steps that you choose to take in this infinite universe, then you should be able to stop time or heal the blind. The power that we self-assume is truly vast to the point of delusion. But, not to be eluted by the power we do have. For ultimately, you might find that that each side has another side, and that side has a few sides to it. If this is the case, then we can’t leave anything out. So just like Mr. Pooh bear said, “It’s the same thing,” meaning something to ack as a pointing, for us to deepen our seeing of both sides of the one thing. A mental toy you might find interesting to play with as a spirit among this vast universe might be to ask yourself: “Is the search for the answer I seek my answer?”. Because maybe in our pursuit of an holistically based life, we might already whole!
By: Thomas McGregor, Interconnect-Interactive 2011