Category Archives: Poesy – seeking a state of mind

Thoughts on “impressionistic descriptions” – a seeking of inspiration

There is something which I call “impressionistic descriptions”.  I compare it to impressionistic painting where the painter paints what they see at the moment, and usually quickly.  Frankly, that is how I write most of what is in this blog.  … Continue reading

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More thoughts on contemplation: aspects of the ‘yearning’, with remarks about the self and other things

In contemplation, I often speak of the ‘yearning’ or ‘great yearning’ (such as in my articles, “Thoughts on the symbol I use for contemplation – describing the act and traits of contemplation” and “Thoughts on the ‘contemplation of passion’ – seeking the yearning“).  ‘Yearning’ is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the three most influential men in my life and their significance to me – Newton, Freud, St. Antony – and the “great inquiry”

In my life there have been three influential men in my life.  Initially, I thought this meant nothing significant but that they only had a quality that influenced me for some reason.  But now, after all these years, I tend to think … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the symbol I use for contemplation – describing the act and traits of contemplation

Over the years an image kept appearing in my head.  It revolved around contemplation and the awareness of the world.  It developed over a long period of time (about 20 years).  Why it began to appear in my mind I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how I perceive the world – inspiration and the “I don’t know” – with remarks about Socrates, philosophy, Odin, and belief

Here’s a thought I had: Nowadays, there is a tendency to equate our perception of the world as a form of “ultimate knowledge”.  It is treated as a ‘fact’ before us, like the sky or a mountain.  Because of this, the world is perceived as … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “reviving philosophy” – reapplying the ‘primal sense’

While thinking the other day I found myself thinking that a lot of what I try to do (that is, in thinking and philosophizing about things) is to do nothing but revive something that was lost.  In that sense, I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how I am not an intellectual – the coming of ‘Poesy’ and the seeking of a state of mind

Recently, a feeling has come over me.  I felt that I was not an intellectual or a ‘learned person’ at all and that I was actually a pretend intellectual, a hoax, a put-on.  I feel that I was sort of … Continue reading

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