Doing nothing, going nowhere.
This is the current condition of salvation. Not salvation in the churchy sense. But salvation in the preservation, reclamation, lifeline sense of continuing to move through this world without succumbing to insanity, distraction, dissolving of decency, and loss of grounding in what is real.
Human beings slowly become inconsolably unkind and unmoored. Taking from others to benefit only you and yours. Stopping others from exercising freedoms and rights. Numbing and hallucinating mind and body with merde and mindlessness. Full of going places, doing things, collecting prizes, causing suffering.
There is another way. Wu Wei. Learn and know when to act and not to act.
Find way through the insanity of our age.
We know how.
Begin to feel again.
Feel the connection.
Each person each being is a word ready to be read.
Learn to read; begin to see.
Let one move within and through what is there to move within and through.
Tolle Lege, Take and read, this is word! This, what you see!
Is there no way to cast my hook
Out of this dynamited brook?
The Fisher's sons must cast about
When shallow waters peter out.
I will catch Christ with a greased worm,
And when the Prince of Darkness stalks
My bloodstream to its Stygian term . . .
On water the Man-Fisher walks.
(--from, "The Drunken Fisherman," by Robert Lowell)And:
... It is true you are
now alone in your adversity in the company of Christ
only, but the people of God shall also remember that
your misgivings have become Sacred ...
has become certain, a source of sacred dread to others,
but to you a kind of hell in which absurdity itself is
an earnest of salvation.
(--from, "Rites for the Extrusion of a Leper," by Thomas Merton)