Updating my models of the world
Ok. Not what I'd signed up for. But your intro is intriguing and resonant enough that you can strap me in for this ride.
I particularly like the information-knowledge- wisdom exploration. And of course, the conversations on cracking models ...
I'm curious about this statement. "I was a developmental test pilot in the US Navy, about as unreligious an upbringing as you could imagine." On one hand, it lines up with our conditioning about war, military, and government to say it's anti-religious. But maybe this is part of why we find it hard to find the mystical, because of our ideas about where it is, and isn't. Your description of your Navy flight training and the demand to maintain situational awareness might have been a significant seed of your interest in the mystical. What if our lives depended upon being fully in the present moment? In the Navy, your physical life depended on it. In the realm of spirit, maybe your mystical life depends on the same skill set. The practice of meditation for me is an exploration of that. I created a unique art project in an attempt to share my experience over time with the practice of presence. If you want to take a look you can find it here. www.unbrandedself.com
I'm so excited for this direction you are moving in! *waits eagerly for next week's newsletter*
What an interesting shift! Glad to be here to see how it plays out, and proud of you for exploring where you feel life is taking you.
I am so stoked for you to embark on this journey and to read the notes you leave for us along the way.
And hoping we will have some conversations woven in them all.
Already, in contrast to your tweet, from my experience, the acquisition of wisdom is a sage-less experience. Creation is the only guide I have found suitable. And if even in my uneducated, unlettered, and unadorned state I can be a mystic, then I think any one can be in community with the questions of the universe.