" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

December 5, 2018

Taoism, Westworld, Geostorm and Active and Passive Meditation?

That only creates sorrow?
The name Dolores means sorrow:-)
They say timing is everything and after listening to episode 4 (recorded in 2015) of 'What's This Tao All About' on the subject of meditation, just after having watched all of the TV series episodes of 'Westworld', as well as having watched the movie 'Geostorm', I can't help thinking how relevant hearing this podcast episode was right now to me.
Go with the flow?
While a lot of people tell me that 'Westworld' is a very Gnostic tale, I argue that it is also a very Taoist tale.
Geostorm (2017)
'Geostorm' is a movie about trying to control the weather of the planet with a satellite system nick-named "Dutch Boy", because humans couldn't live in harmony with nature and now nature was getting destructive to life on the planet because of such action.
Looks Like I Picked the Right Day to Watch Geostorm?
Madurodam, Netherlands, of the
boy plugging a dike
Madurodam entrance in 2007
Ironically, the little Dutch boy story is mentioned in this podcast, as well, and this podcast was recorded well before 'Geostorm' was even made.
Epiosode 4 — Meditation
I've always told myself that I should get into the practice of meditation, thinking that meditation means sitting in quiet, cross-legged and trying to let the mind go blank.
But after listening to the guys in this podcast talk about active and passive meditation, I realize that I do that pretty much all the time anyway.
The expression "let it be" is also mentioned as the way of the Tao in this podcast episode, so maybe Paul's mother Mary coming to him in a dream to write 'Let It Be' was her way of telling Paul about the Tao?-)
Sam Harris and 'Is Life Actually Worth Living?'
Jim Sturgess in Geostorm (2017)
Epiosode 4 — Meditation
Episode 5 Te (or the Tao In-Action)
Let it be and flow?

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