Life is a substance not a container. This substance comes to be known through a container called “I” or you or a situation, a person, a thing. This process of knowingness is the VERY PURPOSE of this all theatrical comedy we call our physical reality.
Let’s take the Honey Theory. [don’t look it up online; Google won’t bring it up as the theory that changed the world.. It is only one of my theories!].
The theory is pretty simple and it will illustrate, by analogy, the difference between the substance [nurturer of life] and the container [revealer of life].
The human being is looking at the container, the shape, the form or the color only for the purpose of self-definition. While this is necessary for the perpetuation of growth through self-knowingness, it is inessential when the look turns into a stare and a hypnotic addiction.
This is the great dichotomy within the “Attachment within the Detachment” principle. One must be simultaneously conscious enough to perceive the form while cognizant enough to let go of it.
The practical usage of this “Honey Theory” notion goes for relationship, success, health, friendship, wealth, parenting and everything we experience.
We are living in one extraordinary illusion and while we are constantly allowing ourselves to keep it alive, we are still wondering why we can’t find our truth.
The illusion is in the eyes of the beholder. The truth is in his/her eye. The eyes perceive the illusion and the reason why I call it “an illusion”, is not because it isn’t real but it is because it isn’t ALL THAT IS.
What the eyes perceive is the container of the truth, not the truth itself. It is a partial representation of what truth is in time and space. When we stop at the container, we accept partial truth and we settle for less. Less fulfillment, less understanding, less connection, less of everything.
The structural design of a beehive, although undoubtedly remarkable for all reasons [purpose/beauty/functionality] remains a simple and perfect support that ensures the continuity of life. The substance that provides individual and collective nourishment, fulfillment of a greater purpose, survival, thriving and longevity of an entire community, expansion and growth is Honey, the substance.
Your body is the container. The life that moves you is the substance. This life, through you is unique, precious, creative, fragile and eternal. It is the sacred fabric of life. The timeless nature of your being.