Habits are powerful. When in the middle of a run of posts, it seems easy to just hit the keys and have another one spill out onto the screen.
When the smooth flow is broken by events or, more precisely, by the way we react to events, then it can be difficult to get back into the flow.
This post grew in response to a conversation over at Leaving Babylon around questions of planning.
We imagine ourselves on stable ground, or fear that we are otherwise in a chaotic jumble. We are within dynamic flows. These take place around us and within us and can be thought of as motions upon morphic fields that affect and shape our perceptions, our judgements, our actions. Perhaps the most fundamental flaw behind our notions of planning is this misunderstanding where we stand. Let’s take globalization as an example. We are each of us in a different part of this great stream that has swept through the world. Parts of its flow are yet still, in those rare outposts where it has not yet taken hold. Parts are in full flood and other parts of its flow are reversed in counter eddies.