Maps: For thinking creatures, maps have an inherent danger– they are alive!
And once used, are almost impossible to kill.
Only the densest of snake tails will plead: “Is there no way out of here?”
(The symbol of a serpent swallowing its own tail does not represent the culmination of life — but life as it forever is.)
A Report on Reticence: The silence that speaks so forcefully to the alert is both external and public, internal and personal.
A man asked a mystic, “Is experiencing The Secret “the-most-fun-you-can-have-with-your-clothes-on?”
And the super-wired-one replied, “How about the-most-fun-you-can-have-and-still-be-conscious?”
(And the man seemed satisfied…least as much so as is possible for someone in man’s normal condition.)
Another of Reticence’s Demands: Mental disinterest, once expressed, strikes ordinary ears as disingenuous.
While poets and philosophers have searched for the “perfect metaphor,” the alert have realized that it is right before us: Things-As-They-Are.
Those with the potential of becoming a mystic don’t need to be sold on the idea of becoming a mystic….
They were born pre-sold.
Without experiencing the limits of a thing, you’ll never understand the limits of the thing.