November 2017 • Art and Science

November 2017 • Art and Science

The hardest of sciences, physics, says there is no way to absolutely determine anything, that the very act of observation changes the situation. That the universe is more like Silly Putty than Legos.

October 2017 • Questioning Answers

October 2017 • Questioning Answers

Where do you go to learn good questions? What school teaches the art of asking? How do you wander just far enough off your map of the world to see with fresh eyes?

September 2017  • Information is Not Knowledge

September 2017 • Information is Not Knowledge

Just because we “know” something does not mean we understand. What’s more, thinking we know something usually disconnects our sense of inquisitiveness and attention. It’s easy to file it away in the know-it-all, “already have this handled” corner of the mind. We stop paying attention and go blind to new or contradictory information.

August 2017 • Heart and Mind

August 2017 • Heart and Mind

At some point in the course of Western culture we decided that the mind and the body were two different things that had little to do with each other. Some put the blame on Rene Descartes. I suspect, as is often the case, that it’s not the fault of a solitary individual, but rather a collective groundswell of perception and thought that became attributed to one person.

In any case, somehow our culture has fallen for the notion that mind and body are two separate expressions of life.

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