Once we make a choice, choice is gone. We go forward with the choice until we're faced with another choice. Forks in the road, we stand at the crossroads awaiting an answer from our mind so we may move on.
We blame ourselves if we make a decision that troubles us, as if we should have picked the perfect path. How do we know that the other path was so perfect? We haven't been there... we only know that it existed and we chose not to go 'that' way. We run into some difficulty on the chosen path and we blame ourselves for the difficulty. But it is this very difficulty that we learn from... we continue to grow, spiraling upward.
The circle is the two dimensional representation of completion, but we are three dimensional creatures. Our physicality is measured by height, width, depth. The circle has only width - the length of diameter. And Life has movement, and thru this movement we only seemingly return, but we actually spiral outwards/upwards, never really returning to the same spot. Change prevents sameness . Sameness only exists in the mind - recollections burned into memory that never change... always the same. Even a circle is non-moving... stagnant in its representation.
The zen enzo is not only an incomplete circle, but a far greater symbol of the spiral in a two dimensional space... a reminder that the last drawn part is where the rise lifts from the paper, and the circularity continues. It's a matter of perception.
If we look at only the flower, the leaves and stem are no longer visible. If we choose to look at the whole plant, we no longer see the garden. If we choose to look at the garden, we no longer see the flower. Perception is based on our choice of seeing. If we choose to see the world, we see things differently... we arise higher and further from the microcosmic and rise into the macrocosmic. Choice of perception... and change. We choose accordingly. We choose because we must move on. Our bodies and our minds do not remain stagnant... it is our choices that make us feel stagnant.
If we choose not to 'go with the flow' we inhibit our gift from unfolding. We hamper our individuality from blossoming. We cloak our Self from being realized. And this dam that we build goes against our flow. We become rigid and stiff. We do not allow our nature to run freely, to have that freedom running thru our veins brings conflict of ease to our being - we assume dis-ease. And then we fear! That fear will subside with acceptance, but the acceptance has to be of the inner... beyond the mind.
It is beyond the mind
where our Self resides
that freedom calls in silence
to liberate Truth from Reality
so consciousness can cleanse
the ego from the circle
Cecil B. Lee