Thursday, May 10, 2007

Kinds of Power 3

As Einstein said: "Everything should be as simple as it can be, but not simpler." The seduction of simplicity tempts ever more as issues become more and more complex, so that voices of simplicity offer mental peace without mental effort. Simple ideas feel comfortable; they don't give us trouble. They seem to let issues settle down quietly into the bottom mud of the mind, all tension and sophistication denied. The mind needs richer foods and it likes to move subtly, like a snake or a fox, otherwise it will get blindsided by the narrowness of focus.

What simple ideas are proving insufficient to help me navigate the realities I'm facing?

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