Let yourself fall

The adventure is played vertically. In abyssal gaping. This vertical line determines the anthropological structure of the human being. From the external sensitive faculties to inner higher faculties and from there to the fine bottom of the 'heart'. From top downwards. From outside towards the interior. From the periphery towards the centre, towards this mysterious dimension called 'secret kingdom', 'interior desert', 'divine darkness', 'hidden abyss'… The absolute point of gravity. Consequently man cannot be
not-falling. He carries in himself an 'eternal inclination', say something like a gravitation or a tropism towards his eternal origin. Just get relaxed and let you fall.

This approach is revolutionary! No question to escape towards the heights of a 'stratospheric transcendence'. On the contrary, it is in its extreme 'immanence' that the heart is called. And it is there that it finds God and finds itself authentically.

You have to fall in God. It's physical like a tropism or the gravity. According to a quasi 'natural' gravitation, God falls in man and man falls in God. Why, then, the bottom of the 'heart' doesn't keep open its 'native' gaping? Why don't we fall spontaneously in holiness? The major reason is due to the obstructions.




The obviousness of what you are leaving is easy. The obviousness of what you have to search for is always crucified. You have to go through obscure and wild extents. Your have to go through your own anguish. You will go from tearing and tearing. The promised land is only further ahead.

Just g
o down… Seek God on the vertical line of yourself. Get over your interior distances. You surrender to your own essential truth. You surrender to the Other one. You imagine falling into a vacuum. It is a mysterious presence which welcomes you. It is God you meet while crossing your own distance. Don't forget that, against a majority of the mystics, Tauler does not emphasize 'going up' but 'going down', the abyssal descent. The major reason of this movement will be seen later in connexion with Agape.



This
vertical interiority is not the closed small world of your intimacies. It is an unfathomable abyss. It is an infinite universe. Your mystery, however, is already more than yours. Your mystery is embarked where you are not any more alone master on board of yourself. In your extreme abyssal depths, the Other one calls. According to the word of psalm 41: the Abyss calls the abyss. The other Abyss, the divine Abyss, calls you in your abyss.



To reach your essential humanity there is no other way than the
negative one. The more you quit, the more you find yourself. But otherwise and doubtless in a more authentic way. You have to leave your deployments in the great easy widths of the world. You have to leave your entertainments in the superficial opulence. You have to leave your onedimensional euphorias. You have to leave your possessions and your dominations in the mundane multiplicity. You have to leave your phenomenal obviousnesses. You have to leave the enclosures of your schizoid will...

You reach the promised land only through a crucifying release. Man must thus break himself to really reach himself. Man belongs not absolutely to himself but is primarily only through the transcendence of an infinite verticality. That, according to the expression of Pascal, man 'passes man infinitely', is incontestably the most scandalous assertion for our modernity. Such an assertion, however, corresponds to the fundamental experience of the Christian mystic. This experience is not 'phenomenal'. It cannot be exhausted by things such that they appear to me. It is not either 'transcendental', meaning that it would be identified with the ultimate aiming of my extreme possibilities. It is 'transcendent'. It crosses the perceptible and intellectual representations. It crosses its own aiming itself. It gets ultimately in deep communion with the Being itself of an extreme Reality.

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01 Human Paradox
A paradoxal animal
Human paradox
In rupture
An animal in crisis
An animal 'less' (something)
Premature and naked
Child of the difference
Child of elsewhere
 
02 Verticality
Middle and extremes
Tropism to upwards
Divine instinct
The vertical living
Vertical interiority
The personal mystery
In strict immanence
 
03 Gaping Depths
Gaping deepness
Child of gaping
Gaping on an other order
Gaping of meaning
Gaping on the questioning
Gaping of matter
Gaping of existence
In vertical gaping
Negative anthropology
 
 
04 Sacral Difference
Sacral dimension
The sacral difference
Sacral crisis
The archaeological sacred
Sacral verticality
Hiero-tropic space-time
 
05 Human Environment
Human space
Closed and open
Curvature of space
Negative space
Space of the sense
Including and included
Between Alpha and Omega
 
 
06 The Matrix of Humanity
Child of a culture
Human matrix
Culture and cultures
Master speech
Refusing the enclosures
 
07 The Spirit
The spiritual reality
How define it?
Going through
DIS-tinction
The spirit says no
Dialectics
 
08 Spiritual Breath
Breathing
Spiritual energy
Making sense
To signify
Sense is through gaping
Speech and language
Symbol
Faith
 
 
09 The Sense of Sense
The Sense
The space of the sense
The house of the sense
Including and included sense
Confinement
Master and possessor of sense
 
10 The Reason
Science
Constituted and constituent
Scientific dialectics
Bubble
Between
Structure and sense
 
11 The Meaning
Demiurge of the significances
Through
To run here and there
Mechanism
Trough articulation
Articulable matter
 
 
12 Systems Analysis
Systemics
The system
Systemic operation
Energy
Tanks
 
13 Oïkology
Impossible closing
Systemic totality
The house of the spirit
Ecology
We sinned
 
 
14 Exodus
Spiritual adventure
Out of safety measures
Out of the cave
Logos in exodus
 
15 Through Difference
Difference
Starting from difference
Crossing the duality
A logic of crossing
Chance
 
16 Dialectics
Going through 'no'
Fundamental dynamics
Dia-logos
The fourth dimension
Passover dialectics
 
17 Alliance
Broken Alliance
Rupture of the bond
The prodigal son
Atheism
State of grace
 
 
18 History
Emergence of History
Impossible totalizing
Trans-historic verticality
The sense in exodus
Between Alpha and Omega
 
19 Fertile Confrontation
Singular adventure
Dialectical gestation
Antithesis
Two revolutions
Exponents
A long gestation
Explosiveness
 
20 Progress
What is progress?
Source of The progress
Exponential acceleration
The tool of progrès
Why it isn't working
Wedged exponential growth
Progressive illusion
 
21 Schizoid
Tautological speech
Idealism
Master and possessor
Flirt with nothingness
God driven out
Without the Father
Without recourse
Psychosis
 
 
22 The Other One
Arising
The other one
Exposed
To tell the other one
 
 
23 Adventurers
Components and exponents
Adventurers of eschatology
Today
 
24 Through Scandal
Gaping mystery of evil
Trough distance
Congenital evil
Entropy in the human hearth
 
25 Agape
Gaping of Eros
Captive desire
Eros and Agape
Going down
Defeated entropy
 
 
26 God in You
Tropism for Agape
Bottomless bottom
Cleaning the sources
Let you fall
You fall into God
 
 
 
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