Ways – A Canticle of Reality (22)



When spiritual seekers hear of Cöcö they diligently try to discover its way.
When ordinary people hear of Cöcö they appear both aware and unaware of it. They long for spirituality but are captivated by the material.
When dullards hear of Cöcö they think of it as God. They believe religion is spirituality.
Those realized live as Cöcö incarnate. Their way is like water, rising and receding as opportunity flows. They cling to nothing.



We have an innate yearning to enjoy life to its fullest. This abiding desire is the wellspring of spirituality.

People respond to mention of reality and elevating awareness according to their spiritual aspiration.

Those already on their spiritual journey seek to further elevate their consciousness. They welcome more information.

By contrast, most in the Collective respond to news about mental health in various ways. Some want a deeper experience in living (“long for spirituality”) but remain under sway of nattermind (“captivated by the material”).

Those of dim awareness (“dullards”), in thrall to their monkey-mind, believe in God. They do so from fear, wanting salvation from their inner torments. Such grandiose fantasy mistakes object for process. Whereas Cöcö signifies the necessary processes of reality that manifest in Nature, God is the idea of a supreme overlord.

Everything known about Nature, from physics to biology to psychology, validates energyism: the reality-to-existence mechanics of Cöcö as explained herein. By stark contrast, there is no evidence for an incorporeal supreme being, especially one specifically concerned about human morality.

Gullible simpletons lap up religious dogmas and are fervent adherents to ideologies: true believers in many mental realms.

Curiosity is the impetus to further comprehension. “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning,” wrote American writer William Arthur Ward.

Curiosity arises from surprise, a feeling of nescience, or confusion. Surprise at something that belies current comprehension provokes curiosity as remedy. Curiosity motivates closing the gap between what one knows and what one would like to know. “Uncertainty – when you think you know something and discover you don’t – leads to the most curiosity and learning,” observed American psychologist Celeste Kidd.

In providing facile answers, belief throttles curiosity. Belief is lazy mindedness.

Sages have a purified consciousness that is harmonized with Cöcö. They live fluidly (“like water”), dealing with whatever situation they are in, while prudently taking advantage of opportunities which arise. Objects are conveniences, not treasured possessions.

Sages spurn belief. By this they stay open to revising their science based on fresh information.