People exist in a collective, transcendent of space and time and fixed in our appointment, flesh; that some value will be completed. I live for one appointment, to be that completion. Collectives are a binding together of parts that act as one. There is permission only to act as one. Success is cognition of this paradox. Each person does choose and establish their self  as a recognized individual fully accountable as one complete expression whose existence depends on the collective with no fixed space or time. Animated flesh gives us what is our only means to consider existence, our person. The binding nature of the collective is for assurance and respect of our place in the whole. All success is collective.

Openness is an essential component in realizing our appointment. The movement of the one is the movement of the whole. It is this embrace that gives us the most distress as we do consider ourself independent from the whole. It is the vacant timelessness of our transcendent collective that allows us to be one, the collective, and recognized as an independent person simultaneously. We are what does have appreciation of creation. Of what does exist. Creation is the existence of the person, independent, self-determined and yet inseparable from the whole. The impossibility of it requires and is creation.

Negotiating being precedes everything we might know and every possible satisfaction. My interest is in what I have been alluding to, the fruition of experience. I want to do it privately; an option that does not exist. The value that consumes me can only be known collectively.

Committing to collective success destroys vulnerability. The inclusion of all in the expression of just one has been my work of late. Somehow confidence must precede success and without success, where is the confidence? I must be open to the entire collective and true to my singular appointment of self at once. It is my only path, that is what I see.

The Mystic Tourist

Question Complete

Leaving everything unanswered I have completed the question. I have done it before. I like the question but will I answer it, can I answer it? Is there an answer? Maybe it is the question that interests me and I have no use for the answer. Perhaps I know the answer and prefer the question. I think it is all of this. A perpetual evolution in which nothing changes. The question at some point becomes the answer and then of course the answer is a question and of this tension existence is generated.

Should an answer be brought to bear that resolves, ends the question, what then? Certainly that would conclude what we do here. It is question that seems to drive us in this life and in its answer we have found our destination. I think no matter how we live we are pursuing or avoiding some question and I am not sure the answer is that important. Ultimately the question has its answer and in that they are the same. We must all know this and it is demonstrated by our existence.

I have long held the notion that I can bring the answers forward and that is what I am here to do. I do not know why I think such a thing but certainly without bringing myself forward the cause is lost. If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it does it make any noise: we have all heard that before. I continue to work on this because I want greater clarity and because it is pretty much the only thing that drives me. It is an act of compassion, as answer, in this sense, is absolute. The pursuit of any absolute allows that any responsibility, commitment, etc is met or the pursuit fails. I also believe in ordinariness,that there is no one greater that the other, and in this way there can be no leader. We each choose and do as we will.

I hope I find a way to bring myself to where I think I can be and bring a little levity, a little light, to notice. Light being shared understanding and levity the buoyancy of cognition.

The Mystic Tourist