Day: January 27, 2020
Beware the restrainer!
ENERGY IS ETERNAL DELIGHT NOT REASON OR RATIO. Always let your creative projects be governed by this principle.
Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence. Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained; and the restrainer or reason usurps its place & governs the unwilling. And being restrain’d it by degrees becomes passive till it is only the shadow of desire. William Blake in his ‘Marriage of Heaven & Hell.’
Towards the end of the old millennium, I woke up one morning from a deep sleep, and, putting pen to paper, this is what I wrote:
“Gnosis! As I wake up , I know the futility of ‘centring’ on anything, be it the ego or the so-called ‘higher’ or real self! I was cut loose from slavery of all kind including all aspects of ‘The Self, even in a good and positive sense. This is a truth that ‘got me’, and entered deep into my guts. It was as if all my awareness is now centred in this way of knowing. It was telling me that this faculty of knowing is as real as seeing with the physical eye. It is as real as my vasectomy was! An ‘embodied’ knowing nevertheless; as emotional as it is intellectual, as physical as it is mental. And yet it is a knowing that has nothing to do with ‘me’. Indeed, having an ‘I’ is a limitation, a form of slavery. ‘I wasn’t an ‘I’ but beyond ‘I’ and a negation of ‘I’ and yet I was ‘me’ without having to be ‘me’” 9 December 1999.
We are constantly in flux and yet … and yet paradoxically, there is ‘in’ (or is it ‘around’ us?) all of us a space that is ‘inviolate:’ Thomas Hardy: “The great inviolate place has an ancient permanence which the sea cannot claim.”
William Blake: “In your bosom you bear you Heaven and Earth & all you behold; tho’ it appears Without, it is within, it is in your Imagination.”
It is what Blake names GOLGONOOZA. City of Art & Imagination – outside time, space and nature.
He or she who sees the Infinite in all things see the Divine. She or he who sees the ration only sees herself or himself only(Blake)