Originally Posted by loveofreason
While all seems idle on the surface (and in the visible life), great things are happening deep beneath.
Precisely. It seems to me that Western societies have become a collection of 'doers', and if one is not 'doing something', always active, then there must be something wrong with them. The thrust to 'achieve, achieve, achieve' permeates Western cultures. More. Better. Faster.
There seems to be little to no contemplative factor. It's more make
something happen, than let
something happen. Force it into a predetermined concept or structure rather than allow something, or someone, to evolve its own structure and interject to 'tweak it' in tune with its natural flow.
The mind doesn't do, the mind thinks. If one is more and more in a state of doing, one is less and less in a state of thinking and contemplating.