Monday, April 24, 2017

the mystery of oneself

Know yourself, instructed an inscription at the Temple to Apollo at Delphi. Knowing oneself is not so easy. One could begin by pausing a moment to have a look at what's going on in one's mind. Often one gets swept away in a stream of unexamined stimulus response. A button gets pressed. One goes boom in a predictable manner. Maybe one's brain is like a midi keyboard, with various thought loops matched to various everyday situations. Name a topic; one has an opinion, most likely tiresome and predictable.

It's easy to complete an entire lifespan without once pausing to wonder what is going on. Or if one does pause, one doesn't pause long enough. Another wave of confusion takes over. Two basic questions at the Club Morono Tabernacle: "Who are you?" and "What is going on?" To understand or get to know oneself would be a wise place to begin as one sets off on a journey to seek knowledge.

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