Indetermination

I propose a new word, a new name, a new liberty, a new mind. It is the oldest new thing in the cosmos. It is the cosmos itself. I propose the world to you just as it is.

I propose we let it all alone, we leave off, we let be. I propose abandonment, suspension, noncontention.

I propose indetermination.


Not a religion, not a philosophy, not a method, not a means. Not a way, not a path, not a goal, not a truth. Not a system, not a doctrine, not a creed, not a myth. I propose abandonment of all the old ways, all the new ways, all the possible ways.

I propose a radical simplicity. I propose that we abandon all hope, all fear, all knowledge, all ignorance. I propose that we do nothing, force nothing, seek nothing, lose nothing.

I propose indetermination.


I propose the pacification of controversies, the end of disputes, the quiescence of anxieties. I propose the end of doubt through the abandoning of the search for truth. I propose the end of tyranny through the abandoning of the search for the good. I propose the end of violence through the abandoning of the search for peace.

I propose that we abandon history, abandon consistency, abandon commitment, abandon explanation.

I propose we let ourselves go where we go, stay where we stay, know what we know, forget what we forget, speak what we speak, reserve what we reserve. I propose that we change nothing at all. Let us allow the world and ourselves to be what we are. Let us be free.

I propose acceptance. I propose affirmation. I propose a yes.

I propose indetermination.


I propose that this is already enacted. I propose that there is no mistake, no delusion, no ignorance.

What I propose is that you are already perfected, that all you say and think and do is perfect, that all your vices and doubts are perfect, that all your denials and disputes are perfect, that all your drives and desires are perfect. I propose that there is nothing whatever that need be altered in the slightest.

What I propose is no abstraction, not subject to proof or disproof, not a choice to be decided, but a limit to be let go. I propose we stop deciding.

I propose indetermination.


I propose liberation from meaningless words — humility and arrogance, glory and honor, good and evil, believer and heretic, patriot and alien, unconscious and deluded, self and consciousness, mind and matter, God and spirit, sacred and debased, wise and foolish, natural and artifical.

I propose we look upon ourselves and the world with a new clarity — look without judgment, without rejection, without disgust; look without flinching, without fear, without hesitation. I invite you to see without believing, without explaining, without excusing. I invite you to accept and embrace your every fault, to accept and embrace your virtues alike, to accept and embrace the horrors and ugliness and shallowness of your self, your fellows, and the world.

I invite you to be as simply as being is.

I invite you to remain as you are indeterminate.