Over the years of my life, through the different lifetimes that I have lived, freedom to me has been an ever changing obscurity, that as at times been elusive in its presence, and yet it’s absence un-noted or a silent drowning.
We might not be conscious of how we interpret the world, because our beliefs are ingrained and habitual. Our beliefs are like a pair of glasses we have worn for so long, we forget we’re wearing them. But we can learn to bring our unconscious life philosophy to consciousness by asking ourselves questions.
The five element theory is a way of taking a lot of information and organizing it in a way that makes it easy to understand. Used properly it becomes a way to understand complicated relationships and see solutions to problems. Martial arts strategy is a very complex dynamic and readily lends itself to being analyzed in a five element system.
For centuries, great thinkers have instinctively stepped out the door and begun walking, or at the very least pacing, when they needed to boost creativity.
By Deepak Chopra. Science often makes strides by contradicting what we take for granted, and the biggest thing everyone takes for granted is the physical world. Our senses wrap themselves around tangible objects so naturally that it’s difficult to believe that they may be misleading us completely.
The dialogues between J. Krishnamurti and Physicist David Bohm look at the nature of existence. The transcripts of this dialogue are written here.
The dialogues involving the Dalai Lama and scholars of buddhist thought with Jeremy Hayward, Eleanor Rosch, Francisco Varela and other Western scientists are captured in the book ‘Gentle Bridges’.
I am a thinking thing. But what if anything can I know for certain? I can’t rely on my senses. They sometimes mislead me. How can I be sure I’m not dreaming now?
Reflections about this weird and wonderful existence as human beings on an unimportant rock ball, from philosopher and writer Alan Watts.
On humanness and meaning 5 quotes from the Dalai Lama. The principles and beliefs of Buddhism concerning humanity and the world as a united ecological whole have much to teach us about how we think about not only ourselves, but also the living systems in which we work and exist- and make change.
Tagore’s work reflects his view that humanity creates its own segregation. He urged the understanding of cultural diversity, and believed strongly that we should all expand our own understanding of the world and thus ourselves through exploration and education- simply hearing and respecting the diversity of the world. And through seeking to see commonality and feel unity, rather than difference and opposition.
The Allegory of The Cave features as part of Plato’s wider work The Republic. It suggests that in an ever changing world with an every changing reality we need to adapt our perception, learn and know in new ways.
Reductionist thinking seeks understanding through splitting the world into its constituent parts. In this article, we find that there comes a point where that simply doesn’t work, in fact where ‘parts’ simply disappear. This is the world of quantum mechanics