Sunday, February 19, 2006

A Directionless Direction

This passage was shared by a friend of mine:

"You have a directionless direction. It is an entirely new approach to time and space. . . . There is a direction because there are no directions at the same time. This opens up tremendous possibilities of another way of looking at the whole thing."

It comes from Chogyam Trungpa's Orderly Chaos.

While I am sure the Rabbis would disagree with this idea, this notion of "directionless direction" is something I deeply feel within the Talmudic discussions -- we are moving together, but the movement, the discussion is what is essential, not necessarily the direction and certainly not the answer. The answer can at times serve to stop our movement, our growth, our learning.

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