Mark your calendars. A month from today will be the 10th anniversary of this space.
I'll be publishing an essay on the cosmology of All and Everything on that date.
Essence can help with an emptying out of the non-sense.
We don't see it — I usually don't, in any event, and I know the difference between when I do and I don't — but we are full of absolute non-sense. Every bit of it distracts from the present moment and what is actually true right now.
That organic truth is so much more compelling than my dreams. When I take the world in more directly through this organic sense, without the non-sense — the not – sensing which takes place when I live mostly in imagination — there is, in a certain way, almost nothing going on in me intellectually, yet the world is quite satisfying nonetheless.
One can't quite explain why it works this way. It's another example of how little we know about the real nature of human psychology, the soul, and what is needed in terms of meaning. Why can looking at a pair of glasses on my iPad end up being so satisfying relative to supposedly more sophisticated pursuits?
No one knows.
Lee van Laer is a Senior Editor at Parabola Magazine.