Inspirations and Sourcing Change from "User Illusion" Tors Norreanders
The question is whether there must be a change in the way we live; in the values we set for what it means to be human and to live a good life; a reassessment of the role of consciousness in our existence.
The great artist dares let herself give far more than she consciously controls. In a sublime performance, the inner child is given permission by the conscious mind; there is such trust present that art comes to life.
The sublime comprises situations and feats where consciousness trusts the person sufficiently to let life flow.
Experiencing the state of the planet can generate angst and disquiet, because there are problems. Perhaps this is the way to getting something done about the problems; Trust that we dare to take our own experience seriously is the way to experience what is, even if it is unpleasant.
Seeking the sublime is not the same as seeking the absence of consciousness. It is seeking such well-prepared, familiar confidence in tasks and surroundings that one may give one’s all. By establishing trust and familiarity it allows the inner child to be given a chance of practicing his/her skill to the fullest.
Consciousness does not contain much information, for information is otherness and unpredictability. Consciousness will find composure by acknowledging that people need more information than consciousness can supply. Consciousness acts like a reducing valve so we don't get overwhelmed.
The more power consciousness has over existence, the greater the problem of scarcity of information becomes. Civilization fills people with sameness, which leads Consciousness has developed in order for us to be aware of certain forms of change in our surroundings. It seeks out rapid shifts, flashing lights, and known dangers.
But the civilization that consciousness has created is now creating a completely new form of change; slow change, insidious change, global change- the extinction of species and the erosion of the terrestrial environment.
The world that made us is now gone, and the world we made is a new world, on that we have developed little capacity to comprehend.
Inside us, processes take place that are far richer than consciousness can know or describe. Our bodies contain a fellowship with our surrounding world that passes right through us, in through our mouths and out the other end, but is hidden from our consciousness. The body is part of a mighty living system, which totally forms and manages a planet that has caught life.
“One may interpret prayer and meditation, ceremonies and blessings as contact to this divinity within. But we can go a step further and assert that what the mind tries to contact via prayer, chanting and scriptures is the low self that the conscious self must consciously deny the existence of God within is the aspect of man that consciousness cannot explain.
We can say that the theme of the religions is really a reworking of the theme of consciousness and thus the theme of the conscious I: Equanimity toward the fact that we are more than we know ourselves to be.” "User Illusion" Tors Norreanders