Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Community of Life, Intelligence, and The Personality of Nature(?)

Some notes:

The Personality of nature is the best I can come up with for right now. I'm following a thread and I don't know quite where it is leading me. Like Jung said, personal growth is not linear but circular, so I keep coming back to this thread when I get to thinking about otherworldly subjects and the nonhuman community.

“Thought creates the thinker of the thought and that which is being thought—a dichotomy. This dichotomy divides us from intelligence. I have inherited the notion that I am the thinker of the thought. I am not going to let anyone tell me that my thoughts make me up, and that my idea of who I am is getting in the way of some great intelligence out there somewhere.” [Pg. 191, Rezendes, The Wild Within]

I think what Mr. Rezendes is getting at is there is an intelligence out there that can't be understood if the ego gets in the way. The ego is part of the psyche along with intelligence, when it is allowed to be. The problem might be that intelligence is tuned out when we concentrate so much on our ego. The ego, of course, isn't bad nor good, it just is. Perhaps we can inflate or deflate it at will and that is dependent on our awareness of it.

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