If we're not careful, we wind up with the kind of conceit that we are the center of the universe. It's an occupational hazard of being packaged in a body, that the whole universe is outside and you are obviously the center of it, and you relate to it through all your senses, including potentially this capacity for knowing….
But the question is what if we were to take the name we gave our species seriously and actually train to familiarize ourselves with the full perspective, the full dimensionality of what it means to be really human?
Sunday, January 30, 2011
"So that means in a sense there's no center"
From remarks Jon Kabat-Zinn made at MIT in 2006 (via Speaking of Faith):