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[Xmca-l] Re: Imagination

Dear Beth!

Don't go away!

I would suggest that when there is a collision of sameness in the timelessness of now, that it means that there is a now-ness that for the most part of all infinite parts (objects like onions) exploding all about, means above all all-ness, that you, above all, are on the right track! :)

This means that the sychronicity of events is not something that can be planned, nor can it be *merely* a coincidence, but that there is a flow of events (in the stream of time) that means there is meaning there and here and everywhere all at once!

This is to say that consciousness is not "inside" us or that everything "outside" is nothingness, but rather that consciousness is ALL THERE IS: there is no inside/outside.

We are swimming in consciousness, a knowingness of all that was, is, and, will be.

If there is no inside nor outside, then how does one surrender? What does one surrender to?

There is just is-ness, which is a vision of joy!

It's about the connection to the thing...

Kind regards,


On Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:33 PM, Beth Ferholt <bferholt@gmail.com> wrote:

I have been thinking all weekend about Yitang Zhang's description of
solving a math problem that had not been solved in over a century.  It was
just in the New Yorker and it was odd to read both what Mike and Peg sent,
above. and this in one weekend.  They both remind me of Martin Buber's I
and You relationship with the cat ... relationships with numbers, cats and
teacups sounds like Alice in Wonderland.

Zhang was in a friend's back yard, taking a several week break from
thinking about the problem, and then, he says, "I see numbers, equations,
and something even -- its hard to say what it is.  Something very special.
Maybe numbers, maybe equations -- a mystery, maybe a vision."

Buber says of, perhaps, surrendering -- the power of exclusiveness has
seized me.

And then there is play, which is often dialogue with an object, no?
Always? When Harriet the spy tries out being an onion, for instance.

THanks for these,

On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 10:06 PM, Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu> wrote:

> Is feeling "surrendering" or just feeling?
> If feeling is just feeling, then is there a need to surrender?
> Kind regards,
> Annalisa

Beth Ferholt
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood and Art Education
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
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