Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Philosophy Wonton

There is a principle that says if you want something terribly badly - if you have so much desire that it actually hurts - you leave no room for the thing you want to fulfil you. Well, that's just ridiculous.

There is a principle that says if you detach yourself emotionally from that which you desire, it will come to you. That's absurd.

Dogs and cats respond to energy, let's use them as examples for attraction: If you keep beckoning a dog or cat the point where you're straining your voice or have squatted to its level so long you're losing circulation through your knees, whether it comes when you call still depends on its relationship with you. Whether you're straining your voice or joints isn't going to change the creature's mind. If you act like you don't care about the dog or cat, again, it depends whether the animal is interested in you at that moment. It might come to you, or it might go chew a toy/take a nap.

The thing is not whether you desire or not, beckon or not, (pray or wish or hope or not), it's whether you engage successfully with the object or subject of your desire. This requires creativity, presence of mind and a willingness to disengage from stupid stuff.

Just thought I'd mention it.

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