Life changes. Changes begin and then end, but only after persisting for a while.
How life operates is that life always changes- never exactly what it ever was or ever will be again. The changes form patterns (such as trends).
The individual patterns change also. A set of persisting patterns can be distinguished as a system, which of course begins and ends, though only after persisting temporarly, whether for microseconds or millenia.
Attention is influence. One can notice
anything or focus on any possibility- even to protest or deny it- but noticing is the essential activity of creativity, directing, governing. Noticing is the key to influencing.
By the way, words
are influence. Words are attention
. Words are change.
Also there are two types of change: reform and creation
. Reform is simply altering some particular quality of some particular something. Creation is the disappearance of certain prior patterns and the formation of a new system from certain other prior patterns. Note that creation would be destructive in the sense of interrupting prior formations of components into an entirely distinct composite.
Reform may also be remedial, such as removing or resisting or preventing some particular quality, which of course nourishes that quality with attention while with there is a sincere pretense of integrity. For instance, there is no “do not think of a pink elephant” without there being a directing of attention specifically to the concept of “pink elephant.”
Resisting something is organizing one’s actions around that possibility. Resistance is creative.
Creation, as I am using that word now, is transformative rather than reformative. In fact, transformation is actually just formation. Creation or formation is not producing some particular effect. Creation is a spontaneous experiment of aliveness emerging. In other words, creation is when noticing happens by itself.
Any attempt to influence one’s own patterns of noticing (or attention) is resisting, reforming, pretending that one is not simply a pattern or system of noticing. I am a pattern of noticings, of experiencings, of creatings, and perhaps even resistings and reformings and so on.
There is no such thing as anything until someone says so, including me. That is, there is no such thing as me until language forms a pattern of noticing that self-identifies as “me” or “I.” This is
the core of all mysteries.
Notice language, changing language, patterns of language, and systems of patterns of language. Language is creative.
There is no such thing as resisting language. Language simply happens by itself. Life, by the way, also simply happens by itself.
Notice how life is now, noticing whether or not life merely changes or completely transforms (or perhaps both). When life is always only forming, there is no change at all, for when life is only just forming now, there is no past for life to have changed from one old thing to some other. Everything is new.
Everything is forming only now. Everything that is happening
is only a noticing, but when?
Focusing on what is possible is obsessing. Obsessing is focusing on what is possible, at least if focusing on some particular specific presisting possible quality.
When what is happening only now is simply impossible, that is creating. When only impossible things happen, that is living life as a single eternal miracle, a humble receiving of the famous kingdom of mystery, completely beyond the realm of what previously may have occurred as possible- though what concern could previous occurences be when now is the only time that any noticing is
suddenly happening whenever it actually does?
Some may already be familiar with words like these: “seek first the kingdom of heaven
within you.” Consider that those words may have been a slight mistranslation.
If what you are is the kingdom of miraculous self-organizing mystery, how can you notice this now? In other words, if you are something, why seek it? Seeking it “out there” is denying the possibility that you are the impossible: none other than the only living God
which has no second, which includes all so-called others, which is still eternal by only happening now, which is omnipresent by only happening precisely here.
There is nowhere else to be and no one else to be there. Here it is. This is it.
In fact, you’re it. You’re the one.
So, if your very existence is so infinitely improbable- not to mention the specific appearance that is noticing itself as you this very instant- then how about just admitting that you are absolutely impossible… more or less, right? Now, if you are so impossible, why not just say what is impossible to say, do what is impossible to do, have what is impossible to have, and so on?
Or, if you are pretending to be shy about the word impossible, then just be what is unbelievable, say what is unbelievable, do what is unbelievable, and have what is unbelievable. By the way, belief is a consolation prize, distantly remote from what is beyond the language patterns of conceptual believings.
So, whatever you do, don’t believe in the possible future coming of the kingdom of a heaven beyond blame and shame and should and could. Don’t seek what you are.
Instead, with every ounce of your past, prevent what is already happening. When you exhaust yourself into laughter, you may already be here now- not merely unbelievable, but absolutely impossible.
“We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.”