" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

July 31, 2016

Yesterday Made Today's Tomorrow

Reading Jeffery Kripal's book 'Authors of the Impossible', I came across the passage in chapter four, 'Returning the Human Sciences to Consciousness', where Jeff writes about Bertrand Meheust and the metaphysics of history, especially about "the cultural forgetting" of various things, and sums up Bertrand's feelings of the social culture we find ourselves in by saying,  
"Put a bit differently, we think, feel, and experience today according to the battles of yesterday, but had these battles come out differently, we would be thinking, feeling, and experiencing quite differently now. 
The world can be otherwise. 
The impossible is possible. 
Fort had it exactly right again then: "Or that the knack that tips a table may tilt an epoch"."
I think it is true that we arrive today as a society and as individuals from the battles of yesterday that we survived and made us who we are, but the mental (and real) war is still raging around us now, and like a golfer who finds himself in a sand bunker, he, or she has to play on from yesterday where the ball placed them in the game.
Today is the day for transforming your thinking,
yesterday is the trap
The trouble with thinking about Yesterday is that the troubles lay ahead in Today and Tomorrow, not Yesterday.

Which is why Yesterday seems such a warm place to visit in our heads, because instead of playing ourselves out of the sand, we can put our heads into it. 
Of course, the thing also about yesterday is just how much of it that we think we know about it is true?-)
No wonder I came across these thoughts in chapter FOUR!!! ;-)

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