Just slow down and get very close to life to notice.
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“Two paradigms need not be compatible with each other for them to be concurrently useful.”
Okay, this one’s got me spinning. Actually, the first two times I read it I dropped the “not” and it made sense to me. Now that I’ve read what you actually wrote I feel more hopeful somehow. I love the image you chose to go with it. And the title “Open Mind” feels like an invitation and a statement of experience.
I’ve been saying I’m lost between two worlds for a long time now. I’ve also been believing I need a complete paradigm shift to happen before I’ll be content, unconfused. Maybe that’s not true at all. Maybe I’m actually found between two worlds. And maybe “I’m lost” is a good thing.♥
Where this came from was from a friend explaining to me the whole Law of Attraction thing. And I would listen to her thinking, ‘well, could that be right?,’ finding the way in which what I was hearing was useful. And I could find it, even as it would apparently contradict things that make more sense to me and that have been useful in my life. So I stayed open…
I also had a small crush on her, and that also helped me maintain focus on what she was saying
Another, more secular, way to take a bite at the statement from this post is based on Physics. Take Newtonian Physics, for example. As a scientific theory it has been rejected in the sense that it’s predictions about the behavior of objects that move at a very high speeds are not as accurate as those coming from Relativity Theory. Nevertheless, Newtonian physics is all we need so that we can send rockets to outer space or keep satellites orbiting around the Earth. Strictly speaking, it is a ‘false’ theory, albeit one that is extremely useful nevertheless.