“Ownership is an artificial [verbal] creation for cooperation that nature has little time for, and the consequences of this disconnect have become embedded in our modern world.”
In this post, I build on the physicist David Bohm’s idea that language leads us to impose “fragmentation” upon the world, and explore how this can be seen in everyday life.
In this excerpt from my book, we discuss how language affects our relationship with the world, and potentially leads to fragmentation and dissonance in our lives…
Language envelopes our waking world – how does this shape our perspective upon it? Is complex, verbal thought at odds with being present, and living ‘mindfully’? How can we best navigate the necessities of a life in language?
Why is identity important? What lessons can we learn from this topic’s discussions? As the destination draws to a close, I offer a short reflection on the power behind identity.
A lyrical look at the complex topic of gender identity, through the music of Bertram Holt (That Geezabird).
My personal response to this question, covering the tension between our ideas about ourselves versus our experience of it, and accompanied by music composed specifically in response to the topic of Identity.
Could our reliance upon defining identity for communication prevent us from connecting with a more holistic, unified experience of existence, and be the source of much of our existential angst?
A short Q&A with a Buddhist friend presenting a discussion of Eastern responses to questions of ‘the Self’, and how it affects our everyday experiences.
A short guest piece from an AI expert, giving his inside-perspective on the how AI impacts our lives.