Why Reason Alone Won’t Get Us Far.

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A few years ago I came across the most simple, powerful metaphor of the human condition. It’s so brilliant I find it hard to explain. But let’s give it a try.

It simplifies all human questions and concerns in one straight line. Literally.

Studies have shown that, when a man is blindfolded and asked to walk in a straight line, he cannot do it – at all. He believes to be walking forward, when in fact he’s just walking in circles, over and over again, in a never ending spiral…

At first I thought, “how creepy is that?” – that when you’re lost in a forest and feel like you are walking in circles – you probably are. But suddenly I got hit by the grandiosity of this conclusion…

Human beings believe that reason will get them far. But only awareness of their body, mind and spirit will enable them to move forward.