i prefer all of them together, processed, dredged, and turned into croquettes.
zen first, but perhaps it is because it was made for me. centering is my first objective in order to become a better person. when i am perfectly centered, i walk on water.
mystical gets me going. german transcendental idealism, hinduism, sufism, science, art, music- anything that provokes my imagination to reach bigger, further, faster. to encompass greater swells of time, space, story, relationship, that becomes cosmic.
i identify with buddhism philosophically in many ways, tho ultimately i prefer taoism or a blended brew of zen. existentialism was an enjoyable phase, like cigarettes. i see no reason to reject cosmic purpose any more than i see the need to hang my hat on a particularly inscribed, enscrolled version of one (oh sacred texts).
to say no to the imagination seems silly, some days i do wake up on the creator's breath and then quietly disappear into the night.
but also post-structuralism (a theory of meaning, relationship, linguistic exchange, intertextuality, etc), post-modernism (which is a theory of aesthetics, ethics?, and epistemology), and anything that makes me feel orchestral (leibniz, anyone?). i think my next foray will be pragmatism, altho it might have a decided been there done that feel, and, generally speaking, all social theory and anthropological analyses have inextricably been woven into my view of humanity, the earth, the universe, etc.
recognizing the universe as a process, recognizing life as a process, recognizing the way in which the imagination can become ecstatic, connected, rapturous, something to hijack and supercharge my iNtuition and make my F resonate, open up, encompass and absorb everything it can, i'll take it!