Friday, June 22, 2007

that serious and sustained confusion

In a deeper and generally more suitable way of thinking, each of these elements is a projection, in a subtotality of yet higher 'dimension'. So it will ultimately be misleading and indeed wrong to suppose, for example, that each human being is an independent actuality who interacts with other human beings and with nature. Rather, all these are projections of a single totality. As a human being takes part in the process of this totality, he is fundamentally changed in the very activity in which his aim is to change that reality which is the content of his consciousness. To fail to take this into account must inevitably lead one to serious and sustained confusion in all that one does.

~ David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order

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