Sabian Symbols: A man successfully expressing himself in two realms at once
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Aries 7 (6°- 7°)
LIVING BOTH SIDES OF EACH SITUATION
Waking up to life’s inherent polarities and possibilities
In contrast to our single-pointedness and willingness to fit in is our ability and capacity to hold alive and vibrant two polarities of life, each of which brings joy. Taken together they explain the complexity of our human experience and our relationship to such dualities as spiritual/material, self/community and magical/religious.
A MAN SUCCEEDS IN EXPRESSING HIMSELF SIMULTANEOUSLY IN TWO REALMS
A man succeeds in expressing himself simultaneously in two realms
A man successfully expressing himself in two realms at once
Mastering how to focus attention brings competence in all of the many realms of existence
The nature of reality is not made clear to us except insofar as we are able to create for ourselves a well-defined identity. This clarity of identity progresses in direct proportion to the degree of proficiency we develop as we learn how to control events. It is wrong to assume passively that there exists, in secret, a complete and detailed version of self and that our life’s purpose is to uncover it. Identity is created out of a never-ending succession of choices; it does not exist at all except when making these choices. They can be choices of action or perception – doing or being – and they arise out of what we do with the focus of our attention.
Our mastery over external situations can never be total, yet we get better results when we learn how to divide our attention. We need to know how to divide our focus of attention enough to determine between this and that – as a matter of choosing what has little urgent consequence and what is actually important now.
According to conscience, preference or expediency, a more developed person chooses where to put their attention. Typically they focus away from what is no longer pressing and towards what now deserves the mind’s full concentration.
In this way, we come to realise the principles by which to discriminate what we value. We better define who we are by making informed decisions that enact these higher values. When we live according to our principles, rather than the expediency of what is easy or profitable in the short term, then we develop depth and richness of character and evident gravitas. In turn this attracts a more colourful and meaningful series of life events.
Because of the confidence that comes from living out of values, we can express great versatility of action, always moving towards the most likely activity by which to approach an appropriate, currently important, goal. Proficiency comes simply from living the path we choose, and acting out our own will, not another’s.
Yet the easily-distracted mind can so easily be directed wastefully, and then it achieves no more than an impotent, unthinking scattering of resources.
There are many realms of existence. We live simultaneously in physical, emotional and spiritual realms, this is much more a true representation of the nature of reality, and each person has their own particular version of what is happening. If we master the mind’s focus, then we are able to participate compellingly, and respond fully, to see the world in own our way with our own distinctive take on things.