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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    And neither the author nor the reader can know the meaning of the conversation. The meaning only unfolds moment by moment.

    This is very scary for the literate who expect a beginning, a middle and an end. But literacy has come to an end and we are learning to live in the now, moment by moment. Why, on the best seller list is, "The Power of Now".
    For some reason... that reminds me of this:

    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvd3kaupZ60"]When will then be now?[/YOUTUBE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Sometimes communication feels easy, sometimes it just feels too darn complicated. ugh.
    No kidding! It's always interesting though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    For some reason... that reminds me of this:

    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvd3kaupZ60"]When will then be now?[/YOUTUBE]
    Precisely.

    Only a short time ago it took three months for a communication to reach us. And then it became faster and faster, until now it is almost instantaneous.

    Yet we still act as though we have all the time in the world - when not only time has been abolished, but space as well.

    And with time and space gone, the author and reader followed suit.

    But we drive forward looking in the rear vision mirror constantly surprised by the now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Why, on the best seller list is, "The Power of Now".
    And the now only has its power because it is invisible.

    And the now is invisible for exactly the same reason the unconscious is invisible.

    Both the now and the unconscious are invisible simply because we are driving forward looking in the rear vision mirror.

    So in order to avoid crashing the car, we need to make the unconscious, conscious and the now, visible.

    And you ask, how can we do that?

    Well, the unconscious and the now are as close to us almost as whiteness is to snow. And fortunately they are just a millimetre or two away.

    All we have to do is to shift our gaze from the rear vision mirror to the windshield - a distance of a few millimetres.

    And then the road ahead, called the now, will become visible, with the unconscious on either side of the now.

    We are simply hypnotized by the road unfolding behind us. But now it is time to wake up and smell the coffee and simply look through the windshield.

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