View Full Version : Waking Understanding: Pillars of Enlightened Rebellion

Aesop Chi Odi
02-20-2010, 02:28 PM
The key to life is understanding. In every moment of life it is imperative that we have complete comprehension of the situation we find ourselves in. You cant play the game until you understand it. You must understand it first to become skilled at it.


It is not an imperative that we be understood, as a matter of fact, being understood pales in comparison to being in pursuit of understanding yourself and the world around you.



In chess your strategy is kept to yourself because its not important for the opponent to know it.It is of utmost importance for you to know the strategy of your opponent though and how best to respond to the board’s configuration. When you always identify the strategy of your opponent and choose the correct action then you have then you have mastery. Mastery can only be founded on understanding.


(http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/citylife/images/attachement/jpg/site1/20080424/000802ab8018097a6fb042.jpg)Seek to understand so that you have peace. Seek to understand so that you do not misunderstand others. Seek to understand so that you can navigate your environment in a wise way. Lastly, seek to understand so that you become an expert of being understood.

Aesop Chi Odi
02-23-2010, 07:46 PM
I thought this was profound when I was typing it out. If anybody has anything to add that might bring some clarity or further develop the idea please do.

Uncle Steezo
02-24-2010, 07:21 AM
i feel you.
i had to chuckle a little cause you asked if we understood that concept of not having to be understood. lol

but i got it.

i'll add that experience is the key to understanding, because experience is the only way to truly know something. but our experience is not limited to the 5 external senses. take love for example, how do you feel love? its something beyond the 5.

but to understand love, you have to experience love.