There’s no freeing the mind without respecting the limitations of the body.

“(Taoism) isn’t a process of learning more facts or greater skills. It is the unlearning of wrong habits and opinions.” — Alan Watts

It’s not just the Singularity Boys who get this wrong….

What is unlearning?

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This is key

I just stumbled upon Donald D. Hoffman‘s work in The Atlantic Magazine.

It was one of those exceedingly rare moments when a crucial new piece is added to the puzzle.

He’s a cognitive scientist. He’s been studying the roots of perception and his research has led to his articulation of a key missing link if we’re to clarify our position and move into a coherent relationship with what-is.

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Ends and Purpose

Division rears its head at every turn. How do we distinguish without dividing?

There is a difference. Quality cannot be perceived without some way of making distinctions. It’s what we do with these perceptions that either clarify our relation with what-is or lead us to divide our selves and reduce everything to a set of binaries.

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How do we integrate in the face of bad faith?

This title is not rhetorical. How do we?

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Drawn to Create

Drawing has a series of definitions. We tend to think of drawing as a form of representation or even simply a notation. It is also a physical act. Not only does the artist draw a line. The archer draws a bow and a blacksmith draws metal.

Let’s look into this kind of drawing. It forms the basis for our sense of “drawing out” an idea or a story or a train of thought.

But, this form of drawing is the most direct and non-metaphoric. It is not only physical, but hot and dangerous.

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