mind" is advertised as the place to go for harmony with now.
Such nonsense requires attention for the following reasons. Paradise
does not exist. Life is a moving point. Now is not
"still". So better to stick a needle in the arm, or drink
the case of Chardonnay, then wake refreshed in 'now'.
Dramatic response perhaps, but long before Freud, it was a salesman's
promise that resolved future. Science has not changed that. We
are what we were.
And as a salesman I will promote an
understanding of 'a slope in a random place'. If I were Heidegger I
would call this authentic. I am not Heidegger and do not see it as
belonging to the preordained. Authentic is meaningless outside the
social, because it dismisses an idea of true, so we join because of
deceits, not realness.
"Damn your principles,
Sir! Stick to your party." A refrain from the British
Parliament in the 19th century comes so close to those who claim I am wrong.
As well, I have found with respect to
idea, the most protective are the least secure. So I will shunt my way
into the sidings, leave the fray, follow the slope to the point where atoms
meet, there time stops and mind does indeed become still.