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Echoes and Mirrors» Blog Archive » the dichotomy is fascinating and aestheticly perfect, as far as I can tell

the dichotomy is fascinating and aestheticly perfect, as far as I can tell

And of course compassion ties in with conscience – and humans are endowed with abundant conscience. Without a conscience, our brains and hearts would not be able to breathe, as it were. Conscience is the intersection of intellect and compassion, I do believe. It is our hearts telling our minds to act justly and proportionately. It is the perfect fusion of intellect and emotion. In most Eastern cultures, the heart IS the mind, and for me this makes much more sense than the stifling Western idea of the preeminence of rigid logic – the heart disdained as the fount of childlike meekness.

I also love humanity’s sense of humor, which evolves from our deeply intellectual bent. The human ability to caricature our own follies is key to enduring the vapid meaningless of life.

Misanthropic Buddha by Alison Ross (Clockwise Cat)

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Hey - you came across my essay, I guess, before it was even properly published. Anyway... I like your blog and I need to check out your webzine; I know OF it, so now I need to actually peruse it. :-)Alison Ross/Editor, Clockwise CatPS Weird that I never received notification of your comment; usually I do...