Complacency and apathy can be tantamount to torturous cruelty. Neglect can amount to abandonment of the worst kind – one of a deceptive presence for the sake of possession, not duty nor love. A veneer for the world to sense, an outward civility that covers the savage living within. Many live this way. It reflects in their words and actions; in their chronic nonchalance about anything other than their most immediate desires. Desire – yearning to possess – forms the nucleus around which selfishness revolves. Into an ominous oblivion, blissfully unaware of greed and the nature of consequences.
Selfishness that breeds isolation, fear and unattainable ambitions. Human beings thus egocentric never reach their full potential because they invest all their focus on their immediate material possessions; to some extent they even see their relationships as social possessions that require control, albeit against nature. Only human beings this flagrantly challenge intelligent design. We create societies and laws so abhorrent to universal law that they only operate to dissolve the very things they were formed to protect. Then suddenly apathy becomes the pandemic. Do; question the need for desire.
All things have free will to the extent nature intends; as atomic particles combine over time and organisms grow more complex, their power to control that will defies nature for the sake of self-preservation. We call this instinct. Evolution occurs in this see-saw between nature’s gross brutality and an entropic atomic will struggling to break free. For the sake of immortality – survival in some form or another; in the natural world, the survival of a species, and more specifically, survival of individual genetic designs. This is why animals mate and plants bear fruit. Once physicality stabilizes, ethereal free will struggles again to reach out beyond instinct. Here creatures become social; they use their sensibilities to convey intent – at first, simple messages. Communications and gestures that create societies – murders of crows, parliaments of owls, schools of dolphins, flocks of sheep, packs of wolves, all the way to nations of us.
Though, evolutionarily, to our knowledge, we are the only social animals who realize the transcendence of space and time – this separates us from the rest. This capacity to realize gives us a practical understanding of fundamental universal laws that we then harness to reach closer to absolute free will, away from gross matter. Most truly shown through human history, in its collective philosophies that independently fortify virtually identical cosmic faiths through various practices. From language to libraries, in paper and bricks once; now, through media – in electric zeros and ones in a computer.
A time-defying conveyance of unitary consciousness that goes far beyond survival to the redemptive and burdensome place of responsibility. We know too much and collectively understand enough to realize our full potential. To understand our instincts and go as far as restraining instinct to self-preserve on a level more fundamental than material.
Of the chaotic tandem of cosmic chance and material rigidity that creates attractions between atoms and all they combine to become. A complementary and supplementary dynamic that creates everything from children to oxygen.
With no expectations, nor standards. Beyond possession.