Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Where inspiration comes from, and how to destroy it

It is amazing how much clearer the world looks from the top of a hill (or a castle), and it strikes me that both locations are symbolic for that reason.

I was particularly thinking of WALKING up a hill, but just walking has the desired effect, provided it is far enough from the madding crowd ...


Trying to solve a problem whilst walking seems a bad idea for me - I'm likely to trip over my own feet, possibly even someone else's ...

BUT! Whilst walking yesterday, happy in the sunshine, ideas just turned up, insights about things that had been on my mind though not during the walk, solutions to a seemingly self-contradictory problem. And I'd been thinking precisely nothing and making no effort during the walk.

"The Cloud of Unknowing" springs to mind (the book), as does Buddhist meditation.

I feel confident that this receptive state of mind has no place in the current education system - goal orientated, and strewn with preconceptions. No wonder children look out of the window during class. It seems such a healthy response to enforced mass production ...

Tags:

education, children, meditation, wisdom, psychology, intuition


10 comments :

  1. Well lad, Yer furst mistake was wokkin. Go to yer local pub..13th century or whatever..and drink a gud ale ..12 percent alkeehaul. Then go a wokkin. You'll sea life as it iz ..not az it ain't. You use yer brain too much lad...stay stupid..the rich demand it don't ya no? Buy a tv and stair at in wonder at wot ya never new was..and that whey ya kin still live! Just ask large Marge...how dew ya thinks she earned her glass aye? Yer ol fren Paddy

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  2. Lord Douchebag16 May 2017 at 17:43

    I own the sunshine you daft twit. I expect payment very soon...lest my butler remove your collar buttons...oh..don't think it won't happen.

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  3. The local in Stratton is 13th century. It is currently for sale, so Lard Douchebag might be interested ...

    You don't own the sunshine, you pudding. That is an illusion created by spending too much time admiring your immense waistline, and paying sycophants to nod every time you grunt (yes, i know you think it is speech, but no one can understand you ...

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  4. A 13th century pub is for sell? Excellent! I'll buy it and after quick work with a bulldozer the site will be perfect for a Sprawlmart. Consume and be happy!

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  5. Emperor Donald J. Trump18 May 2017 at 17:54

    Well, first you don't have YUGE money so you don't have a right to speak..nor a left! As an idiot I was elected as Prezeedent of the Untied States based on my love for guns and Bibles..which call for gun violence...as Geezis said in first Corinthians 19:4...For all the world as created by me yet not.. shall inherit the Earth..(if money is involved)by use of guns and unspeakable murder. Amen.

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  6. If Anne American and Fuhrer Trump would like to compete in the bidding for The Tree Inn, hopefully the local community will have funds for charities, education, the health service and all the other things you despise! I hope you choke on your rage :)

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  7. The elderly...or brain impaired as they are known..have no voice today. Violent video games and Twutter are of youth. The Prezeedent of the Untied States uses twutter constantly...because it is all wise and thus vapid...Nigel 10 years old and constant Twutter user. Today I twuttered that the earth is only 100 years old..and so..it is true...thus says twutter.

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  8. Donald J. Trump19 May 2017 at 18:12

    Here I am on Twutter and with this twut I say that I am the most fab person ever to twut, plus I am extremely modest...no one is as modest as I..this is so true because of my twut..all twuts are true..If I twut them.. ...because they are yuge!!

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  9. The Unlimited Stupidity of America deserves Twutter. As a very wise (though inebriated) pal of mine says "A communication system for those with the attention span of a gnat". Must go, exceeding 140 letters ...

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