Once being brings itself to expression, and its thoughts or voice relates to others, it becomes part of the fabric of the universal as historical being-in-the-world that has fallen into the world while presenting itself to it. It becomes an organ of impression and substance; a force from within that begins from itself and into the incidental corridor of other selves, before returning into that very same self with the knowledge it attained while being on the “outside” and partaking in the spirit of selfsame notions and culturally induced particularities.
Reason is Reality: The ‘inner’ moments, or the laws observed by consciousness through the movement within itself, gain shape by the ‘outer’ appearances that form against it. Through reason, consciousness depicts its environment as that which governs the ‘outer’ while the ‘inner’ , by the force of the law pervading it, in its reasoning, accepts the truth or ‘reality’ of its surroundings. Thusly, consciousness finds a relationship to itself in every perceivable object as long as it is able to, in the process, distinguish itself from the object and stay a reasoning observant.
The Incidental Corridor No.386
Negation is Mediation: It is the essential moment of the understanding through which reason finds itself in the world and takes it as its own. Through its understanding qua understanding, the true of being can only know itself by negating all other possibilities; by leaning into its inner world and substituting what is before it by what is not. It is this sense of certainty, and possibility of possibilities, that reason reflects from a core of negativity and an understanding takes place for consciousness. An understanding that enters the universal and reveals the opposite of itself by appearing.
The Incidental Corridor No.385
The true world, the permanent world, is that which is beyond its own appearance and reflects in and out of itself. Upon perception, the one becomes the universal and immediately turns back into the one. It’s the restless movement of a reality that constantly vanishes and reappears. This is the synchrony of forces, its essence being the mediated truth as it blends into an embrace that shows in appearance.
The Incidental Corridor No.384
When the unchangeable has surrendered itself to consciousness, and that consciousness is able, at that point, to understand itself, than all instances that follow become, for the self, those of shape and form; instances that come under the command of consciousness where it turns its attention in and enjoys the move from observance to pure thought; from perception to ‘what’ is perceived in its fullness and unfolding for consciousness. It’s the moment when consciousness “opens up” and accepts the reality surrounding it in its proper function and reasoning. It is “the truth” for the self in its awareness.
The Incidental Corridor No.383
The ‘unchangeable’ is that which lies before consciousness. Consciousness itself is changeable when it is up against what is “there” and outside itself. It sees the unchangeable as a division, a finite element of time and space that comprises the insurmountable distance between itself and what is real. What consciousness becomes is one with itself-outside-itself so that, through its own sense of certainty, it is able to experience its own essence while experiencing what lies beyond it. The result of this reality brings reason to consciousness and exposes it to itself within the corridors of its own understanding.
The Otherness: Consciousness sees an object as other than itself. It also sees itself as an object for it, or its otherness. The self, which consciousness becomes through its own movement, is the object that forms from into a duality within itself. It is consciousness alone and, through thought, includes the other which is its-other-self that emerges. It is the corridor of consciousness that opens up and becomes its-other-self-for-itself. Therefore, by negating what it is in spirit, consciousness shapes into its opposite and becomes conscious of its own self, its otherness.
The Incidental Corridor No.381
Although an object, through an act of self-consciousness is created, it progresses towards and attains its own independence: it becomes a ‘thing’ which is now for itself; a free-floating object that possesses spatial and historical qualities. It becomes a ‘thing’ which must now be dealt with by other selves who make contact with it. These ‘things’ which come about through a self-consciousness, define themselves for the self-consciousness of others who have no conceptual relation to it but, simultaneously, through their own understanding, relate and distinguish themselves from it. The result of forming the object has completed the circle from conception to creation. Moreover, the object no longer belongs to the conception or the self-consciousness that created it. It is now independently in-itself-for-itself.
Once being, by intention, fashions an object through his work or labor, he sees not an object, but himself; he sees his consciousness in the ‘thing’ he created and rises above his sense of servitude into a realm of freedom from death and nothingness. The object before him is the product of his feelings of negativity and nothingness borne from his fear of death. He becomes, in certain respects, a slave to himself and only sees himself in that which he creates through his labor. His overseer, however, depends on the worker to produce what he wants and needs. Therefore, in the dialectical dynamism that occurs, the overseer becomes a slave to the worker and the worker becomes a slave to himself through his need to create and produce that which defines his freedom and consciousness and, moreover, his fear of the nothingness shrouded in the inevitable termination of his being.
I meet my freedom through ascribing to pure nothingness. Particulars never concern me, nor definitions of any kind. I hold nothing as necessary and never crave the independence that follows. By my nature I seek the opposite of what is, and dispose of what-will-never-be, inside the shadows that hide from my plight. I transform blindness into seeing, and being into not-being, as an entryway beyond the horizon and into the darkness that falls into the night.