Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Elastic Principle

Everything naturally and inevitably deteriorates over time. If we’re to maintain our status quo we have to sweat things out by employing good old tension. Tension is good. Whenever we set out to build / create / something, whether physical or ethereal like a relationship, we must face the fact that there is tension at the heart of the structure / enterprise / relationship between success and failure which is necessary to make it work. Traditional Judaism and Christianity refers to it as a tension between God and Satan. Sometimes personalizing your struggle is the way to go. Hinduism refers to this as a struggle between illusion and reality. What is real in your life and what is an illusion ??? Only your Mind knows and it ain’t absolutely sure. Zoroastrianism , a religion of old, refers to it as a tension between the god of light, and the god of darkness.. Your religion / belief system probably has tension associated with it in some way if you think about it. Platonic philosophy refers to it as a tension between Body and Soul. Sigmund Freud said it is a struggle between the Id and the Super Ego. Most of us experience tension when a relationship goes sour for reasons of our own doing, someone else doing, or simply outright randomness through circumstances beyond our control to do anything. I prefer to look on it as "The Elastic Principle" because it is simply the nature of the universe in which we live and the old elastic is sufficiently flexible to let "whatever" function without binding or restrictions.

2 comments:

chaitü said...

Most of us experience tension when a relationship goes sour for reasons of our own doing, someone else doing, or simply outright randomness through circumstances beyond our control to do anything. I prefer to look on it as "The Elastic Principle" because it is simply the nature of the universe in which we live and the old elastic is sufficiently flexible to let "whatever" function without binding or restrictions.

"because it is simply the nature of the universe in which we live" - sooo true, if everybody can understand it as it is, there will not be any problems in this world, hmm!

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