Everyday consciousness is flat because the
will collapses when it lacks an objective, a long-range purpose. But a
purpose is something that can be expressed in terms of knowledge. The
answer, therefore, is to direct all one's conscious discipline to
carrying the insight of intensity - consciousness into everday
consciousness - which would mean, in effect, that everday consciousness
could be attuned to purpose, and transcend its own limitations.
Return to Healing
To our descendents, it will seem a grotesque absurdity that the human
beings of the scientific age bumbled and stumbled through life in such
a short-sighted manner, incapable of grasping the message that is
presented to them so plainly by the moments of
affirmative-consciousness, or by moments of crisis. It will be obvious
that we are little better than imbeciles. It should be obvious that our
problem is will-lessness, and the fragmentary nature of consciousness,
then nothing can save us but a violent and determined attempt to
achieve something that deserves the name of consciousness.
Freedom is experienced when you meet the challenges.