The tail of the kite, it is true, seems to negate the kite's function: it weights down something made to rise . . . - Cleanth Brooks
Without, its tail, the kite would fly off in the lightest breeze and allow it to be directed. Every force needs a counter-force to channel it effectively.
Ancient philosophers looked on the body as ballast for the mind. Without our physical anchor, they thought, our desires, our imagination, our ideas would run away with us and the world would go to wrack and ruin.
Our minds and our bodies aren't two different things. They're made of the same stuff. They make up one being. We can never say where one leaves off and the other begins, nor can we say that one weighs down the other.
We can say, though, that we contain within ourselves all sorts of contradictions, checks, and counter-forces. This makes life interesting. Looked at positively, it means that we can understand any human possibility because we contain them all.
Contradictions only bother me before I can see them as parts of a larger whole.
Ladies, Ask Yourself:
Fri, Jun 01 12:00 AM
This one is a little beyond me, so I'm going to answer the best I can:
I make decisions based on intuition rather than logical thinking.
I may not always make the best decision. Sometimes what I think I want, is not what is best.
I need to become more aware of the patterns I follow and any seeming contradictions that result.
I will try to expand my awareness of what I am doing instead of just moving along blindly in life.