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Thoughts on how ‘connectivity’ is more important than understanding, knowledge, and truth

Here’s a thought I had: In the West we are taught that understanding and knowledge are what’s important.  Its what you know, what you understand, etc.  Its as if that’s all that matters.  That is to say, everything is viewed in the context … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the struggle with awareness and its effects

Here’s a thought I had: I have always felt that there is a struggle with being aware when we are born.  For some, the residue of this continues for a big part of our life.  In fact, it seems to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘life irritation’ – aspects on the burden of living

Recently, I found myself irritated.  There was “something” that was irritating me.  I asked myself, “what irritates me?” and got an interesting reply.  I said: “Life irritates me”  In other words, the fact of being alive has an irritating quality.  There … Continue reading

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Thoughts on different aspects of the “beauty of nature”

I have always loved nature.  Most people, though, tend to think that this is for the physical and pleasant beauty of nature.  I disagree.  I agree that nature can have a pleasant beauty at times.  I also think that there is a … 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 types of world images in creatures with mention of the self

Any living creature must have a world image in order to live in the world.  That is to say, they must have some “idea” of what the world consists of and where they are in relation to it.  I often speak of the … Continue reading

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