The Eye Of Five Senses
“Knowing what you want should probably come before seeking it, with the recognition that personal preferences will influence wanting what is thought to be wanted.”
Can one ever be sure that what is sought is right or wrong, especially when moral appearances are suggested? Innate ‘wants’ perhaps triggered and influenced by cultural boundaries are just another way of expressing one of the great philosophical issues of all time, the nature of free will and predetermination.
Free will is structured as much as gravity maintains physical order, invisible and perceived without easily being measured except by using the eye of all five senses. Experience verifies or disputes reliability when patterns suggest outcome, not inevitability, which is where free will is most at play.
When in the middle of a strong current, two choices appear. Flow with it by surrendering resistance and let it take you where it will, confident that whatever uncertainty it presents, options not seen from the current perspective will now appear.
One could also resist its force and struggle against the flow, until all energy to forestall its effects is lost from physical and mental exhaustion. Both alternatives lead to the same place regardless of where that place is.
The dilemma arises when one is not aware of the current or its strength, effected by strong emotions that cloud observation, blinding one during important moments when decisions are required, regardless of conscious or unconscious denial.
Many times numerous choices confuse rather than clarify and can lead to hesitation, justifying procrastination. However, delaying choice also entails consequences as complex as any path one consciously decides to follow.
Dispassionate observation is not devoid of emotion. It focuses out unnecessary factors that can camouflage what is actually occurring with extraneous details by distracting attention to things that don’t matter but may nevertheless effect choice.
Although intuition can be incorrect, so can the five senses. Recognizing that the point is not to structure anything as right or wrong but as conceivable with results that need to be learned from, so that when in another situation, faced with many options, the reasons why one is picked over the other expresses a cumulative understanding based on the experienced eye of the five senses.