Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ken Wilber - World of boundaries

“The simple fact is that we live in a world of conflict
and opposites because we live in a world of boundaries. 

Since every boundary line is also a battle line,
here is the human predicament: 

the firmer one’s boundaries, the more entrenched are one’s battles.
The more I hold onto pleasure, the more I necessarily fear pain. 
The more I pursue goodness, the more I am obsessed with evil. 
The more I seek success, the more I must dread failure.
The harder I cling to life, the more terrifying death becomes. 
The more I value anything, the more obsessed I become with its loss. 

Most of our problems, in other words, are problems of boundaries
and the opposites they create.”

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