My sense is this:
Create an authority and dig in -- follow it without a backward glance, find its edges and parameters, and get to know it through and through.
Alternatively, so to speak, create an anti-authority -- follow it without a backward glance, find its edges and parameters, and get to know it through and through.
Either way, come sundown, what's left is the creator ... or creating ... or whatever you want to call it.
And isn't the laughter worth the price of admission?
What laughter, Adam?ReplyDelete
Careful, Anonymous ... you may start laughing.ReplyDelete
Haven't for a while...hope you're well...ReplyDelete
I suspect sir, that you prefer to think that all the anons recently are the same anon.ReplyDelete
They are not.
I do not know if your host server can confirm this..but its a fact.
The root of authority (as I am sure you know!) is author, and of this in turn is father...ReplyDelete
Do we "create" an authority or does it emerge of its own accord, like the eye of a hurricane or an author from a blog?
Sometimes in emerges by insisting to the gullible that we are not an authority.ReplyDelete
Say it often enough and some will see it as proof positive of authority.
That's how western Zen rolls.
Less authoritative than thou.....
Good old Yanqui sturdily independent, can -do spirit that leads to a thousand mini Sanghas all denying their authority more loudly than the other guy.