Tag Archives: spontaneity

Have I told you this already?

It is better to contradict oneself than to repeat oneself.

Beyond a certain age, we lose our capacity for surprise. We use a one-holed flute to play the same old themes. We polish our opinions as a dog licks his testicles.

Whitman: “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself.”

The bliss of self-forgetting

Every idea I have of myself is a bad idea.

I am not a limited and separate self.

I do not need to be fixed or improved on.

All that’s required is a capacity for spontaneous, unconditioned seeing.

I need to examine my habits.

“Sex is a habit.”