For some time now, I have been considering controlled folly. Obviously, many actions are folly. Ultimately one might argue since a single human is so small, everything is folly. Alternatively, there is the deep down desire to leave our signature, make our mark, and fulfill our dreams.
So, to control folly is logically to reduce or remove those actions not directly yielding our dreams. However, something so simple is not so in execution.
Treading heavily I force,
Resisting I hold back,
Passion and focus being two sides on one coin allow the energy to flow but not folly, thus controlling it. Another assumption that can misdirect (create folly) is the scope of action. Action must perforce include thoughts, however we have generally been taught to classify thoughts as a non-action.
To create, to align, to see…
I bring you to me:
That which I have been…
Dreaming to be.
Knowing that thoughts are actions in their own right makes it possible to be strategic. This is because they are included, rightly so, in the list of possibilities. The polar imbalances are stated in the first poem as treading heavy and resisting. The way through was stated as passion. Thus: