This blog is about experiencing ourselves as fully alive--and more importantly--fully human
Toward this end, we're about developing a new context to better envision the living of our lives together; a context that doesn't rely on our contraptions, but instead, relies on the very genius which makes us human in the first place: our Mind and Heart.
Contraption: "Originally a western English dialectical word, probably made from the words, contrive and trap." (Wiktionary.)
Clocks rely on traps to change mechanical motion into readable time. And since Newton, we've been contriving our life together in terms of machines like clocks. Which isn't all bad, especially when it replaces a world contrived by superstition and unseen spookiness. Yet despite our success in growing beyond a spooky world, how come our time is marked by malaise, frustration, anger, fear, and "ideology-ism"? Could it be that the very source of our complaint flows from not feeling ourselves truly alive and truly human? And if this is the case, where is our source stopped? How does a life lived in contraption differ from a life lived from mind and heart?
In other words, we can live our lives via contraption, but