Tag Archives: past

Rituals

As near as I can tell, we don’t need them. A ritual is the imposition of the past upon the present. We pacify ourselves by doing today what we did yesterday.

Habits are rituals. OCD is ritualism run amok.

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Memory love

Lot’s wife looked back at her old life and was immediately turned into a lifeless pillar of desert salt. It was too bad, what happened to her, but she couldn’t help herself. She was nostalgic.

What was her name, Lot’s wife? No one remembers.

Fresh and new, naked and now

Knowledge is the head. An accumulation of past.

Knowing is the heart. An experience of now.

Knowing has no antecedents and no thought process.

Socrates: “All I know is that I know nothing.”