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Wisdom for Warriors-4

November 13, 2010
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Greetings,

Today I want to touch upon awareness.

Awareness is the ultimate armour and weapon a warrior possesses.

Properly refined, the hyper/meta aware warrior becomes one in whom the point of a spear or the claw of a tiger find no place (Tao Teh Ching, paraphrase).

What is awareness? What we receive from our senses most would say.

Are our sense active or passive? Even if you know otherwise intellectually, stop here for a moment and see if sensorially, are you at cause or at effect?

Try to hear a little better? Strain to listen? How can you strain as a passive entity?

Peer harder? Eh? But the eyes are receptors of light that transform it into electrical impulses for the optic nerve to carry…….

It is true for all our senses. We are active and passive in equal measure. If we know this, deeply, we engage with our environment because most of what we perceive is bounce-back. We are transmitters and receivers from the senses.

How else can you explain the Aikido Sensei, who can ward off 30 near simultaneous blows, because each of them is separated by some infinitesimal slice of time.

The luminous fibres of Don Juan’s description, stretch out in all directions, the web of life.

But for many of us, the Luminous Egg is weak and cracking, soft, barely holding it’s place in the matrix. The fibers are dull, and we, insensitive.

So, to hold perfect awareness, a two way exchange, you must know your transmitter, how to energize and pulse it and how to tune your antennae to receive  perfectly, Un-loss-ly.

When all your senses, including your sixth, are humming, you see the world anew. Everything is connected.

Such awareness can be brought about through practice. A process of re-sensitizing.

Out from your core and in from your tips.

Your world will be at your command, which is all you really need.

For a look/hear about my practice for awareness enhancement, please see:

My Practise…Spiral

In perfect awareness, there are no mis-takes.

Only follies. And great follies.l

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2010 9:20 am

    Vivikanand,

    Great stuff! Sometimes it is difficult to stay centered in love. The internet can be a great resource for helping me achieve this- check out Max Igan- http://www.thecrowhouse.com this man’s words are like a balm, a salve- a salvation to me. So simple, so true. The free e-book on the hidden history of the human race is fun too. Peace.

    TA

    • November 17, 2010 4:52 am

      Hey TA,
      Thanks for the link. And I agree re. the net.
      It’s allowed me to connect with like minds. Not identical minds, mind you, that would be boring! Like minds.
      I’ll peruse Max Igan. I tend to read the angry-makers more and more nowadays!

      • November 18, 2010 7:29 pm

        Anadianant,

        Sometimes I think this is the reason that so much is being revealed right now- to generate fear and anger, and to promote the “us verses the sheeple” attitude that I see on so many sites like ZH and Max Keiser. Empathy is where its at for me- even for the worst of the worst. Interesting times!

        • November 18, 2010 7:48 pm

          I hear you TA. In my book though, empathy has to sit with truth. Then it can be real and without expectation or karmic consequence either way, ne?

  2. pbwe permalink
    November 24, 2010 3:07 pm

    I think a critical, practical, detail for realizing the bias, ergo constriants, of our awareness, and this itself restricted to those who intentionally attend it, is to hold that one is subjective and make the intentioned effort to experience how one’s subjectivism operates. My realization in this context is that any perception, of mine, has degrees of new and degrees of me, and that the responsibility to understand the effect of me will persist for a very long time down the path.

    A current bias of perception of mine is that conceptual polarization is … subjective: A persistant and pervasive artefact of our mammlian emotional disposition; a visceral discomfort with ambiguity issueing from the fundamental “fight-or-flight” response.

    • November 24, 2010 3:17 pm

      Whoa pbwe! That is some awesome sentence structuring/word-smithing. I do understand what you are saying, for the most part.

      The path I tread holds pure objectivism as the holy grail though. Koanesque, the fully engaged yet dis-engaged observer.

      Subjectivism is a child of nurture, objectivism is the parent of nature. Kind of a sub-set super-set thing, if you get my drift.

  3. January 14, 2011 8:55 am

    Lovely Warrior series Anadianant, thank you.
    Just in case you are not aware of Morihei Ueshiba’s Art of Peace here it is: http://omlc.ogi.edu/aikido/talk/osensei/artofpeace/
    My favourite book (just after the Dune series – small vs. big). I’ve been reading it for 20 years now and its meanings change from year to year. Marvellous.
    Thanks again.
    Big love.

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