Saturday, May 15, 2010

"Life Strategy 5: Managing the Mundane"

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

"Coriolis Effect" 2008
The "1850 Codex"©

In our last session, we discussed "Life Strategy 4., Manifestation". In this session, we explore "Life Strategy 5., Managing the Mundane."
One may wonder, "Why waste precious effort on considerations of the commonplace, the unremarkable?" We might be tempted to agree, holding in reserve the notion that even the ordinary is deserving of our valuations. However, the roots of the mundane are of the Earth.

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"Managing the Mundane"© 2010
Video Sketch
From "The Systemic Amazement Factorial"©

Typically, we choose to operate as the Earth itself - resplendent in our hemispheric divisions of mind and spirit. Often we are blown in opposite directions within the framework of our mundane existence. How confusing and disorienting this can be! Divided within ourselves like some unsolvable equation. Let's consider that now.
Very good.

Sometimes the Mundane is Bizarre when re-contextualized.
Always practice good sense when dealing with the Mundane.

Viewing the mundane as the secular gives us permission to consider that there must be a complimentary element, which in this session we shall refer to as the sacred. This week, try to imbue what you consider to be routine with a sense of that very same act co-existing as ritual. This week, manage the mundane by associating the ordinary with the marvelous.
Good luck with that.

Let yourself be silently drawn
by the strange pull of what you really love.
It will not lead you astray.

Next session: "Life Strategy 6: Basics of Boredom."

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1 comment:

Jane Schulz said...

Tom, who is pulling the strings on this puppet? And does that apply to our mundane existence - is someone behind the scenes pulling the strings?