The Ending of Conflict

by | Jul 29, 2014 | Articles, Teachings | 0 comments

The mind is conflict. It is motion.

Imagine the flow of ink suspended in water.
Every drop representing a thought.
Thoughts affect each other. Leaving a trace in their wake.
Training the water to form invisible pathways as infinitely complex patterns.

Without motion, the thoughts, thus the mind, ceases to be.
Conflict is nothing more than friction.
The point of contact between the ink and the water.
The motion exists only by a spacious non moving fabric,field of potentiality.

The potential requires motion. Motion requires potential,
a space within which to exist.

The challenge lies not in the field of potentiality,
but within our innate belief that there is no way to stop the motion from happening.
As we try to think ourselves out of thought,
we pour more ink blots into the water.

And yet, inherent in this model lies the answer to the ending of conflict.
Identification not with the ink, but with the water. For one cannot exist without the other. You, having thoughts, ink blots, is the evidence that the water is there; that consciousness is aware of it’s own spaciousness. Without silence, space, potential, you wouldn’t be able to think even a single thought. And thus, to end conflict, there is nothing you need todo. Nothing you need or can think about. Because all you can think about are thoughts. Ink. Motion. Friction.
For you to end conflict means nothing more than letting the ink settle. Allowing the thoughts to run their course and fade back into the field of potentiality.

You can’t end conflict, but in witnessing, observing the ink as it drops beautifully into the water, conflict will eventually end itself.

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