For Instance

“If you wait you’ll only get what’s coming to you. But if you go, everything you want…”

– Lao Tzu

For a moment imagine a life where you’ve never seen a TV commercial, magazine, or newspaper. Would you still compare yourself to others? Would you see your body not as a fantastic system in which you live, but blame it for being too fat-thin-pale-oily-bulky-etc.? Imagine that you’ve never heard of or know anything about nutrition and diet. Would you still associate a handful of sugar, a cold cocktail, or a plate of food with endless new meanings such as guilt, hatred, fear, weakness, and unhappiness?

The motto of this century: Knowledge is power.

But is that really so?

What if we’re losing our inner wisdom in this whirlwind of knowledge? What if every bit of new information is dragging us into a psychological realm of anxiety? What if our greatest fear is to be deprived of this information, which we’re not even convinced is useful?

Knowledge possesses only as much power as we attribute to it.

Time on the other hand, which we’ve allowed to be the sole manager of our lives, silences all the noise.



Translated by Feride Yalav-Heckeroth

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