Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Metamorphosis: Evolution & The Eternal Now?

A Tortured Genius?
The Metamorphosis is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of short fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world.

Metamorphosis is a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, involving a conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in the animal's body structure through cell growth and differentiation. References to "metamorphosis" in mammals are imprecise and only colloquial, but historically idealist ideas of transformation and monadology, as in Goethe's Metamorphosis of Plants, influenced the development of ideas of evolution.

Chaos Theory Chaos theory studies the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions, an effect which is popularly referred to as the butterfly effect. Can the nature of chaos and the butterfly effect be understood by the thinking mind alone? And what is the TRUTH about Nature, about Metamorphosis & Evolution?


What really sparked the Tunisia Revolution & The Arab Spring?
Listen to a talking head rationalize the visceral affect & impact of Mohamed Bouazizi's self immolation as the butterfly effect stimulus to Revolution? Does the talking head of a rational mind seek to avoid feeling the nature of reality? Distancing itself from pain in the body via the unconscious mechanism of Dissociation - Denial? Or is the mind really tying to observe the complex nature of reality & its hidden and dynamically chaotic systems? Is a balance of FELT/THOUGHT sense required to walk the middle path of Truth in Awareness?

"His name was not Mohamed Al-Bouazizi his name was Mohamed Bouazizi.It was not his cart that was taken away, it was his scale that was taken away and it was not the first time.Do you really think it was wikileaks that made the the people of Tunisia aware of the corruption in their own country? How can you get the name of the person who actually sparked their revolution wrong not to mention the details? You really insult the intelligence of Tunisians by "highlighting" wikileaks as their awakening. ukalock077 2 weeks ago."

As the world descends into apparent chaos, are we witnessing a shift in the dynamic systems of an underlying reality, including our own? Will we emerge from this current period of apparent crisis (chaos) into a new systemic view, a new awareness of dynamic balance, a new stability of order in our evolving social systems? Are we in Metamorphosis - In Transition?

Does an all Thinking non Feeling mind get Lost in Translation? In Self Interpretation?

Are we entering the FALL into REALIZATION of an Eternal Now? Will we emerge form this current phase shift, understanding that our great texts from the past have always been about the nature of the eternal, not history? Are we about to realize the true meaning of our metaphor making existence? A metamorphosis of the mind, in awareness of this eternal now & what we really are?

Think of all the great teachers & prophets, were they aware of evolution, of history, or the reality and true nature of an eternal now? What happens when we sit alone under a star filled night sky & open our hearts to the reality of nature? What happens as we mature and learn to walk the line between immediate needs & wants and the divine? What is Metamorphosis & Evolution?

"In this particular moment of my life the television is keeping me company. BBC World News with its daily repeated stories are paying tribute to Steve Jobs today, the man from Apple has died. I sight the famous icon and in less than a minute a collage of memory floods through my mind. “How the bleep does that happen?” Memories of reading Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” and how Gregor Samsa turns into a giant dung beetle, or imagines he does? Of Wilhelm Reich’s notions of character armor and its analysis, how muscular tensions and rigid posture reveal our personality traits. Of the hardened shell of Gregor’s dung beetle back and his father killing him by forcefully lodging an apple there in, and fast flowing thoughts about the electro-chemical stimulation of metaphor and its non-verbal meaning." Nature's Madness?

"I took the English book out of my pocket and laid it on the bed cover in front of Kafka..... When I said that Garnett's book imitated the method of The Metamorphosis, he gave a tired smile, and with a faint, disclaiming movement of his hand said: "Oh no! He didn't get that from me. Its in the times. We both copied it from that." _G Janouch, Conversations with Kafka.

Chaos & the Nurturing of Individual Gene Expression?

“The infant brings inherent, constitutional givens (genotype) to the birth situation, which continue to unfold for a considerable length of time past birth. These genetic endowments are partially open to environmental modification (phenotype) and are also partially closed. To the extent that they are open they are acted upon, modified, and developed in a continuous dialectical interaction with primary caregivers. What psychoanalytic theory had speculated upon from its very beginning now turns out to be truer than had been anticipated. As in chaos theory, which states in part that there occurs an unusual sensitivity to initial conditions. Nobody anticipated how dependant the infant’s brain was on the mother‘s care giving and social interaction as a releaser moiety to her infant’s inherent and evolving brain structures.” Affect Regulation & the Origins of The Self. (Schore, 1994).

What is the true meaning of our metaphors, our language and what internal realty are they really trying to express?

What is the Reality of our Metamorphosis, our Evolution?

What is the Reality of an Eternal Now? Does it Really Exist?