But no one should shatter the old words, unless he finds the new word that is a firm rampart against the limitless and grasps more life in it than in the old word.
~ Carl Jung
This is the kind of bad secret that it’s not a good idea for most people to know, or believe anyway. That’s why it’s bad – the kind of thing only very advanced beings should understand, because there is no possible benefit for a normal person like you or me, unless you’ve gone beyond knowing somehow and need no rampart against the limitless. If you believe it, there’s not much difference between you and an insane person, other than you act normal when the occasion warrants.
Don’t know if I believe it or not yet, but I know it, and I feel infected with the seed of insanity. Strange thoughts lurk in the murk.
So beware, if you are of a philosophical bent, prone to deep probing wonderings past the boundaries of quotidian reality, this one will make you crazy. The first original deep thought I’ve had in quite some time, a secret that has not been taught to me by any book or spiritual source, but by my own questing mind.
I would really kinda like that I know this – if it didn’t make me feel so crazy. My rational mind says it can’t be true, but in so many ways it feels really right to me, in my bones, and in my deep understanding-ness, that part there’s no word for. Maybe the crazy part, I reckon.
On the face of it, this idea is silly, which is why you have to go by the ass of it. Prepare to enter flip-flop world, where everything is is not, what? Feeling-brain, ON.
It starts with the belief that all is one. That everything in the universe and out of it is so tightly interconnected that it’s indivisible. Not that hard to believe. Makes sense to me anyway.
Listening not to me but to the Logos, it is wise to agree that all things are one.
The knowledge of the unity of all is good for you and good for others as well. Therefore all is one.
~ Ellam Ondre
We are all one.
~ Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
That which is above is from that which is below, and that which is below is from that which is above, working the miracles of One.
~ Hermes Trismegistus
Part of the reason I believe in the unity of all is language – there are no everythings. There is only everything. One thing, everything. It’s generally thought of as something of a baseline Buddhist belief, that true oneness is overlaid by our perceptions of things, that we create divisions where there really are none. “Pleasure, pain, loss gain…all the same.” And whatnot.
That’s Part A.
Part B came after I watched the movie Inception for the third time in two days. I was caught up in the dichotomy of dream versus reality. That movie is a great primer for confusion.
As the top on the table sat spinning at the end of the movie, for the third time, still unable to decide whether to fall or keep spinning, my mind spun too, between the polarities of everything, not merely dreams and waking.
The difference between dreams and waking….
The difference became for me not between dreams and waking but between difference itself, how dreams and waking both build each other and the only real difference is in the difference.
Then it hit me. There is none. And not just dreams and reality. The only thing between anything is the word between.
Everything is everything. And I don’t mean identical, I mean the same. A bagel is a pork chop is a streetlamp is an otter is a stump. Everything is exactly the same as everything else. There is no difference between any two things because they are literally each other. It doesn’t matter what two things one picks, there is no difference between them in the least, for they are only one and the same.
Infinity is the same as zero. Evil is good. Good is evil. A penis is a vagina. Mother is Father. Father is Mother. Theatre is hetero. All the really weird things you can think of that are most the opposite of anything else are not just another side of the same coin, they are the exact same side. They are that.
Everything is everything,