There is too much speculation here in Greece regarding the issue of refugees.. It is speculated that Greece will be forced to choose between expelling from Schengen Treaty and building a huge camp of refugees in Greece. So if this question is asked and an answer is demanded, how do we respond? The discussion that followed this question showed something really important. It revealed the destructive effect of choice. It showed how choosing is, contrary to what is generally believed, a factor of enslaving rather than an expression of freedom.
So let’s take this hypothetical example where people in Greece are asked to decide whether they want to exit Schengen or Build a Refugee Camp somewhere in Greece. So there is a challenge, there is a question that people need to answer. If you try to choose among two options, you need to do it intellectually.. you need to measure, to compare the options, to try to weigh the pros and cons. I think this is what a confused, divided, terrified mind is doing. Because such a mind, being in a state of confusion, is not able to see things as they are.. so it escapes in the only option that is left.. the intellect. The intellect, after measuring will choose according to its personal interest (even if this personal interest is covered by a cloak of humanistic ideals).
And the worst part is coming.. enslaving.. after choosing, a confused mind won’t ever rest.. it will continue working intensely. It will create new thoughts like “i am not sure if i chose the right thing” or “i feel guilty, but i had no option but to choose this, or else the consequences would be really destructive” or “Oh my God it was such a stupid decision, if now we really get out of Schengen, i will be regretting this choice for my whole life”. This way the mind opens the door for uncertainty, hope, justification, perpetuation of speculating and all such intellectual mechanisms that enslave the mind, destroy peace, silence, calmness
Now the question is “Is it possible that a mind is so alert and sensitive so as to approach a challenge with no intellectual processing at all”? Such mind is not measuring, such mind is not choosing, this minds sees how things actually are and responds holistically.. several responses like “i am not interested in negotiating human lives” could take place, but none of them would breed intellectual reactions like insecurity, confusion, regret, hope, agony. Such an extraordinarily sensitive and alert mind, isn’t interested in choosing, such mind looks at a problem and the very seeing is immense, deep understanding and immediate action that comes from this understanding. Such mind is free from all the intellectual maladies, such mind is free.
Again, here it is not implied a criticism in people that choose, here we just inquire in the nature of choice. Everyone that is a bit serious, its urgent to investigate this question and find for oneself, not to agree or disagree with what is communicated here.