It is, of course, a mystery the fact that one is here without having a clue what here is; and without having a clue how is it that one is here.
It’s hard even at this moment to remember the situations that led to this moment.
It’s a moment that has been waiting in the corridors of time for hundreds, thousands, millions of years—for an infinity.
Since before the world was created there was this moment, here, waiting; standing within an ocean of time; creating an island of being where someone sits here and sees shadows and movement, where sounds are heard and lights are coming and going.
This moment will be over now, swallowed by the ocean of time that comes after it.
How is it that the ancient and profound intelligence of the body become dull and inefficient? It is by the restrictions created by the mind conditioned by culture, religion, and education that we obscure the fluid intelligence of this organism that has kept us alive and evolving for millions of years.
The knowledge that we develop about the body is always separate from the intrinsic knowledge the body has.
They are both useful. Science has been teaching us a lot, but the body always possesses an intelligence that is older than the intelligence of the discursive mind. The problem is not that we don’t know. The problem is that we kill the intelligence of the body. We teach the body how to be insensitive. Then, we teach the mind how to be dull.
We make the body insensitive by regulations, restrictions and habits. We teach the mind to be dull with unconscious language, morality and religion.
What most people do out of love for their children, for their education and their moral standards, is what is stunting the sensitivity of the brain. After a while we cannot really think, investigate or observe. We only see what everyone sees. We only think what everyone thinks.
We learn to feel little: only that which has a name and only that which society permits. By that time we’re already slaves to this system.