Much of making is process; it is the way of procedure in action.
Process however has another aspect, that of career. It is rooted in the past, past action and knowledge; but not limited to it, as it may be and should be an experimental process into the unknown. But as experimentation it is measured, observed and charted; it is scientific enquiry.
There are, perhaps, popular misconceptions of science, or engineering, as being somehow limited to the metal plane of idea and number. Yet in the great acts of these preoccupations we see inspiration, breath or life- by which we see the full embodiment of being. Flowing from the heart, gut, sex, accident, chance, risk; from beyond temporal limitations. It may be regarded as the spontaneous emergence of beauty.
Such a way may be considered art, in being artful. But it should be regarded with great humility and reverence, not withstanding that it is open to extravagance.
So within process, within all this, arises Passion. Passion of course existing within and of itself in no way bound to terms. Passion also being movement, being action, but unlike procedure it is self-emergent. It both arises within the sphere of process as a freshly discovered road of enquiry and it arises beyond. That is, in a time bound paradigm, as Newness. It moves us totally into uncharted territory. Hence arises fear of being lost, which takes us into definition and varying abstractions of looking at time. Fear must be looked at, in so doing the way becomes clear; sight always being clouded.
Returning to passion, Buddhist dogma presents the World of suffering; Nilism or escapism into Nirvana or Bliss. It is a passionate movement from pain, routes of which being recorded in many different known processes. Passion is the power of action in moving from pain and suffering into increasingly higher expressions of joy, pleasure, delight and bliss. Following ones bliss is a passionate process. Being ones bliss is a state of enlightenment.
Enlightenment is often conceived as a state of being where the achievement of which is something perpetual. It may be. But it is also a state of being in and falling out of. Enlightenment or Oneness, the complete obliteration of self, of definition, is the expression of being and of being beyond, of non-being, of pure experience.
Passion is seen as the rise, but it is also the fall. Passion moves us from being within bliss to pain. As the writer is often seen as living a painful life from which passionate explosions produce greatness, so too that process takes one deeply into sorrow. It is a process of discovery of gathering tiny glimpses of brilliance and returning with them to the world. In seeing its Beauty the world feels its pain, this is the sight and abolition of fear.
Passion then is curiously related to choice. All is bound and unbound within and of its self, beyond itself. Perhaps we have arrived at a riddle, perhaps it always has been.
To be beyond your self is an extra-vagance, to be beyond boundaries, to be beyond limitation. Extravagance is often seen as wasteful or excessive, but that is always through comparison, which is to create a duality and hence a boundary. Through observation extravagance is non essentially flamboyant for it exists within simplicity. Simplicity itself is deeply extravagant as a celebration of beauty: Choice in movement being far from simple.
Purpose, even intention is a mystery
the moment being the power of the potentiality of now
Unfolding is design drawing from plans
exploding from nowhere
making something from no thing
For it to be action
swells of emotion
it just feels right, that is the truth of it
For some time now TAoE has published online and in print, such formations are timely productions; this deep web space, an outpost in the mist, is a first place of settling for wandering abstractions. As they gather, they form...
It is like the sea.