With the subject of today’s contemplation, I’m left asking myself:
With what senses to we perceive mind and spirit?
How do we utilize senses designed to intake data from beyond ourselves? We cannot.
Heraclitus called self-deception an awful disease and eyesight a lying sense”
(Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, 9.7)
However, there is a way to short-circuit the habitual patterns of unconscious living.
Take a pause, then a breath. Feel it leave your body.
Practice patience; the same kind needed to see the ripples in a pond come to stillness again.
Awareness is a tricky business, but like Heraclitus said, self-deception is an “awful disease”.
May we have what it takes to seek the cure in perpetuity.
(See y’all tomorrow)