Lilith Ohan | 2014-09-16 18:43:46
Thank you for reading my blog and your comments. Beautifully thought and written! Obviously "words" are your means of expression and you are very good at it. As far as I am concerned, I find they get in the way, especially when I create. Just like everything else - the opposites will affirm each other.... Isn't life beautiful!?
Carl Abbott | 2014-09-16 18:39:16
I see our penchant for "our mind's preoccupations with interpretation" as a result of our need (propelled by core fear) to arrange the 'facts' to suit our emotional biases… mostly social/tribal at the core. We create stories, and hang on to them (beliefs) to wall ourselves off from the unknown wilderness 'out there'.
Part of this is also a symptom of a natural need to know. Because cognition works so marvelously well for manipulating the physical world (planning, innovation, etc.) we naturally expect it to sort out the deeper mystery of life we face. I guess I'm guilty of that each time I open my mouth, for the meanings to which I assign my very words are the foundation of interpretation.
I might differ slightly with your comment "If we could see without words... how much richer the world would be". It is appealing on the face of it. However, I can also make a case for our use of words as being a result of seeing a far "richer" world. The mystery blows our mind and we use words to tame it. At a deeper level, it could be that our use of words separate us from the extemporaneous 'now', and the resulting tension this creates exposes us to a "richer" world that blows our mind… etc. Interpretation gives us the illusion of thinking we know, which keeps the lid on sanity. Realizing we don't know helps remove the need of that lid. But, such a realization is only possible when we are inwardly emotionally secure enough to face the unknown honestly.
Lilith Ohan | 2013-06-29 03:33:39
Thank you Paula.
Paula Kuitenbrouwer | 2013-04-03 01:49:27
Lilith, your post as well as your drawing with a minimum of lines are both wonderful. And I fully agree with you.
Kindest greetings from Paula