Getting Behind Appearances
The Times is still in business because its still has lots of good stuff in it – and some people still appreciate quality. It’s worth $15 a month.
The process described in this article, in Buddhist terms, is called Enlightenment. But the author carefully avoids this context and uses a literary approach. Her writing is brilliant. I found it so fascinating I couldn’t stop reading it. Your mileage may vary.
Here is the opening paragraph:
I’ve been feeling freshly conscious of an aspect of being human that’s so constant and fundamental it seems weird to me that it isn’t a subject of everyday conversation. It’s simply this: that at the background of all my activities and interactions, behind all the containers I pour myself into from moment to moment, is my awareness of the boundless ocean of awareness itself.
There is no sense in summarizing something like this. Either it’s your thing, or it is not.
The author is writing a book called Choosing Work (Before Work Chooses You). I wish I had thought of that before I became a tech writer.
I thought I was choosing a new career – but it was not a career; it was a trap. Like a fish, I swam innocently into it – and couldn’t get out. And like a fish, I was eaten.