Transition states are fundamental and transformative
Liminality may perhaps be regarded as the Nay to all positive structural assertions, but as in some sense the source of them all, and, more than that, as a realm of pure possibility whence novel configurations of ideas and relations may arise
“Free Thought and Official Propaganda” speech
Delivered at South Place Institute in London, England on March 24, 1922
Bertrand Russell, The Value of Free Thought. How to Become a Truth-Seeker and Break the Chains of Mental Slavery, from the first paragraph 1944 essay “The Value of Free Thought”
To dream of a better world is the very foundation of being human.
We, not the royal we, but the popular we. That which is meant by:” we the people” — that we!
We, humans, on this planet, in this civilization, at this time.
We then, have seen the year…
“There are no facts, only interpretations.”
The ensemble of our stories organized under the canopy of the mythos…
A mythos per its definition is dynamic, relevant, immediate and timeless.
In my previous essay ‘Mythos is vast — and necessary’ I have presented the case that the state of affairs of mind based on storytelling has a hierarchy of excellence, the top of which is our capability for Mythos.
Mythos- The Ferrari of storytelling
A Ferrari is sexy, powerful and dreamy, suggestive and ultimately potent, a metaphor for all that is epic in human engineering and design.
I have chosen the Ferrari car brand as the metaphor for mythos (there is also an actual Ferrari mythos car) for I…
“Every Kairos is a Chronos, but not every Chronos is a Kairos.”
Minds happen in time, always in the middle of life. Minds become consciously aware in a long and arduous process in time, in Chronos, registering the duration of their existence.
Minds also liberate, at times, sometimes, at…
“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely
rearranging their prejudices.”
I pay homage and give tribute to David Bohm, for he instilled in me the case of being serious. …
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself; I am large-I contain multitudes.”
The quintessential American poet, Whitman, wrote “Song of Myself, 51’ and in it the famous stanza quote above. In this he meant, so I believe, an exhortation to all humans at all times…
This is a triptych post, meaning I had three different things to say today and so they combined into this.
First is an Homage.
I pay homage and give tribute to Kabir, probably the greatest poet and wise human India has ever seen, for he taught me simplicity of beingness.