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Wit’s End by James Geary review 2 (1)


In ‘Wit’s End,’James Geary takes a serious look at humor. Like metaphor, the subject of Geary’s previous book “I Is an Other,” wit often yokes together dissimilar entities to achieve a sudden illumination. Geary devotes several pages to the Russian formalist theory of art as “defamiliarization”: By making the habitual and familiar seem strange, great works open

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Peter D. Ouspensky 5 (1)


Peter D. Ouspensky personally confessed the difficulties he was experiencing with "self-remembering," which has later been defined by Osho as 'witnessing'. The present phraseology in the teachings of Advaita is to be in awareness, or being aware of being aware. It is also believed to be consistent with the Buddhist practice of 'mindfulness. The ultimate goal

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Mindfulness vs mindlessness 0 (0)


An attempt to rise above Truth:  Digitalization and Uploading of Mind and similarities to Mindlessness... UG and more recently mentions in NYTimes article. ... a tendency to confuse Mindlessness with mindlessness

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Witnessing Adult Relationships 0 (0)


The best way to achieve adult love is to develop the most important relationship skill. Witnessing includes the ability to hold your partner’s perspectives alongside your own and to see yourself through your partners’ eyes. Witnessing can give an accurate picture of any given interaction and the relationship as a whole. No matter how accurate

In Praise of Wasting Time 0 (0)


In Praise of Wasting Time (TED Books) by Alan Lightman In this timely and essential book that offers a fresh take on the qualms of modern day life, Professor Alan Lightman investigates the creativity born from allowing our minds to freely roam, without attempting to accomplish anything and without any assigned tasks.

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