31/May/2012 05:31 pm
Jacob,There may or may not be these layers. Everyone seems to talk about them and eronyeve seems to work on them, but that really means nothing. The only thing we can do is assume they are there, then find out if they are.I think in this conversation, layers equal thoughts or beliefs, correct? The idea, I am in love with him or her for these reasons, is really no different from, I am a terrible person for these reasons. This goes on and on, in millions of possible combinations.So what are we to do? Sift through every possible combination of these layers until the end of time? People do this, but it doesn't seem terribly efficient. So what do we do?Let's assume these layers are really here, in every possible combination. Is each layer really any different from one another? Honestly look at them. Is there any difference between one layer and another? There are superficial differences, certainly. But that has no real value if we are thinking of these layers as a whole.What happens when we question one layer (or related series of layers)? If it is not cleared, you won't notice the difference until you are in conflict. If it is cleared, another layer pops up to take its place, like the candy in a PEZ dispenser. (This can go on and on, but I am not saying it HAS to be this way.)If we take the layers to be a fact, with their millions of little soldiers, and we pluck each one individually, there is very little hope of reaching the end one desires (with that very desire being another layer). So what do we do?If we think of the layers as little soldiers, they have to take their orders from somewhere. They are simply pawns to reach a certain end, after all. So what is the General that calls the shots for all of our little soldiers? There is an underlying functioning that allows these layers to persist in the way they do. A point of origin. But we never question that point of origin; only what it produces. I suppose it is analogous to removing a single head from the hydra. Only, the hydra in our mind has endless heads.