Reply To: Is anyone reading Iain’s essay “‘Selving’ and Union”?

  • Joseph Woodhouse

    September 12, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    I think this article is highly relevant. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. A direct moment by moment coherent over time experience of the “synthesis” mentioned in this quote from the article is possible.

    “The tone of the lyre and the strength of the bow are not improved by compromise, the string going slack. They are both emergent properties of a synthesis between opposing entities, which displays entirely new qualities. Not the midpoint, but the synthesis, not avoid- ance of the ‘negative’ pole, but embrace of the apparent duality. The dual and non-dual need to work together, as Adyashanti puts it.”

    The actual experience of this “third attention/awareness” can be invoked or uncovered by art such as this video.

    Further, I think that the connection of those who are able to sustain this third attention is the countercurrent to the ongoing collapse of civilization. See what you think of this and let’s enjoy a conversation that flows from our wholeness.