Dr Eldred writes:
[...]Words themselves eventuate truth and, if we listen attentively to
them, they somet=EDmes reveal surprising new angles -- all at once. Then we
say that we=92ve had a Gedankenblitz, a =91bright idea=92. In truth we have =
thank language once again for calling beings into the open in a slightly
different way, just as the cabinet-maker is thankful for the possibilities
that a particular piece of timber offers.[...]
H in _What Calls for Thinking?_:
"[...] To keep clear of prejudice, we must be ready and willing to listen.
Such readiness allows us to surmount the boundaries in which all customary
views are confined, and to reach a more open terrain. [...]"
i find that i can only keep clear of prejudice when i'm complete. when
"my" historical self is quiescent. when the *involuntary* chattering of my
"mind" ceases. and i cannot "do" this by force of will. or do it by sheer
power of reasoning or intellect.
when i am complete, i can see very very clearly. even my visual and aural
perception brightens in a dramatic fashion. *and* i am related-ness to the
other (world in general) much as the cabinet maker is related-ness to wood.
in fact i find that i can't be complete as being to myself. in my head
pondering. to be "alone" in this sense is to be incomplete. to be
questioning metaphysically. to have world be shrunken down to the confines
of my psychological machinations.
to be whole and complete is to be related-ness.
it is then that i have relentless trains of insights at my disposal.
"bright ideas." an *experience* of unconcealment everywhere i direct my
attention. like lights going on. no arriving at answers as through=
your comment made me think that perhaps this is listening the language of
Being as it gathers beings. a calling of beings into the open .. into
Robert T. Guevara | guevara@xxxxxxxx
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Camarillo CA, USA | http://www.rain.org/~guevara
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