“We’re living in a world with multiple communication methods. Yet, we inwardly struggle through our opinionated selves to communicate with one another.
“Surely, we must put aside all our opinions for an intimate communion to take place. We need to mentally pause and re-enter the inner silence to re-discover our true nature. We argue, we debate, we appease, while the fact remains that our minds can only truly come together in stillness.
“But stillness makes us uneasy, being contrary to our acquired nature. We are driven to move, driven to war, driven to do or become something in our conceptual worlds of doing and becoming.
“We create litigation to sort out our differences, each case opening another long and laborious day, each party with lawyers and accountants telling their side of the story. But none are prepared to listen to anything other than their own disturbance. The lawyers and accountants do what they’re instructed to do, increasing the force of division.
“How can there be real communication while we’re serving our own vested ends? How can there be caring or understanding the frustrations of others, even the willingness to care? This is the reality. The evening eventually arrives on such lack of understanding, then inconsiderate night. Lamentations continue right up to the midnight hour while time running out creates its own imperative.”
Source: Being in the Now Ch. 5: Mechanical Mind