Monday, January 3, 2011

Watching the Thinker

"The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not your mind - the thinker. The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought." Eckhart Tolle
 When was the last time you were reminded of something that had a profound impact on your life? When I read "A New Earth" by Tolle a few years ago like many, I had a hard time getting through the first 60 pages. Then I became so indulged in it and pushed into a place that I had not before ventured, I couldn't put it down. It was like beams of sunlight penetrating thick cumulonimbus clouds. I had to concentrate, to loosen the reigns of my thinker. There were three stories that resonated so deeply which brought me beyond thought and into that vast realm of which he speaks. I initially likened this realm to intuition, however it is something more. I don't know that there is a word to describe it, spiritual, ecological, illogical, nothing quite captures the essence.

In the past few days  I've seen quantum shifts in various sectors. The shifts are not "From - To" rather they are an interesting combination. We 'teach' our 2 year-olds - I listened to an interview with an early education specialist, she discussed a climate of belief: for children to be sucessful they have to gain basic knowledge prior to going to play is not desired but rather a push for more structured learning so once they enter school, they can be successful, more able to make decisions, problem solve, think creatively. Less freeplay, more structure earlier on to be better prepared for what lurks ahead.

I'm all for playing; structured, unstructured have equal importance, they combine to provide space for understanding, creativity, inspiration, and motivation.

Our evolution is interesting.
Are children watching the thinker (watching adults)?
As adults if we were to watch the thinker what would evolution look like? 
How does building more structure into young childrens' lives in the hopes that it will move them to a more creative, spiritual, ecological and intuitive process, affect evolution and in what way does it tie into a new realm?
Are adults evolving into spiritual, intuitive, child-like beings (with more experience, knowledge, possibly wisdom)?

What does quantum evolution look like?
 Is anything quantum just way more complex, simple, misunderstood?