Reader comment on Jeanne de Salzmann's passage ...
On Jan 28, 2012 David Doane wrote:|
I resisted the opening thoughts in this piece. I don't know that seeing is the most important thing -- granted, I don't know what the author means by seeing. As for seeing bringing certainty, my seeing brings more awareness of the lack of certainty. I do agree that I am a slave to my mechanical thoughts and especially to my attachment to them, and it is important to free myself from them. As for freeing myself, I suppose it's good for me to free myself if I know what the slavery is or not. Freedom is freedom. I do agree that seeing without a preconceived idea is important -- seeing what is rather than seeing preconceptions. As for relaxing, it is worthwhile to relax before knowing why -- what good is it to know why? The final paragraph I particularly agree with, that is, being free from the past, being open, receptive, respectful, is the doorway to the cosmic, is the beginning of a sense of the cosmic, which is a sense that I am a part of and am one with all that is, and that is a joy of life.