Much of what we do involves motive. Our reactions, throughout the day, largely emanate from motives. Oftentimes these motives are learned (i.e., absorbed) habitual responses, and the end-products (that they unfold into) usually are rather mundane and ordinary. The ramifications of this tend to be conformity, sameness, and a lack of real perception and real creativity.
Such sameness and conformity may not at all be beneficial for life as a whole. Superficial motives often keep one in stagnation, while imitating others. Such habitual motives are a form of inaction and are a wastage of energy. Beliefs stem from motives, and beliefs (with their separative groups) tend to cause division in the world.
The innocent/wise mind, throughout the day, can often look without mere motive. Such looking, such perception, is uncontaminated, whole, and pristine. Seeing beyond the ordinary, it flowers in insights and depth not merely dependent upon direction. Mere motive always has a direction. Such direction corrupts. Only what is beyond direction and motive can, perhaps, commune with the timeless, the immeasurable whole.
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Very insightful. I can tell you wrote it his with pure motives.
“Such sameness and conformity may not at all be beneficial for life as a whole.” – AMEN!
I am nodding here in agreement with you Tom😊
You put a lot of effort into the writing, and I am very fascinated with this Hover Fly with the ruby red eyes on the daisy. There’s another little bug in the daisy’s petals too.
My motives can be for the good, and have good results unless my actions were not wanted and I have caused problems with motives coming from a place of “stirring the pot.” But observing, just sitting and observing, is fascinating!
Though reluctant to claim “innocent/wise”, I do tend toward OPEN … seeing w/o judging. I would not call such a motive or intention … just a recurring pattern (annoying to others at times)
I can’t help but think some of those motives are preoccupied with this competitive lifestyle. If we don’t focus on it pretty hardily we go under, then who has real time for a meaningful life or the arts unless you strike it fairly big at some point?
Very true words, Tom. That first image is stunning!