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Re: My thoughts on essence. Posted by Deirdre on September 06, 2001 at 07:14:53:
In Reply to: Essence? Don't you believe it! posted by John on September 05, 2001 at 23:07:34:
John said "in this approach, is that, fundamentally,
personality and essence are the same"
I don't look at that at all the same John, occassionally "essence"
sneeks out even when personality is active, but I see your exercises an
attempt to "see" the layers of personality, learn that those layers CAN
be relieved, or put to the side and what is remaining is "essense". I
look at personality as if it were a CAD (Computer Aided Drafting)
drawing. In CAD you can set up multiple (way too many (grin)) layers.
They all have value. The electrical drawing has value to the plumbing
drawing and it has value to the architectural drawing. You can however
turn off one or all of the layers to expose say the mechanical drawing
for a more clear understanding of the mechanical impact and see clearer
where change might be necessary. They interact with each other to
produce a more complete drawing (personallity) but each layer can be
turned off exposing one layer or exposing the framework under all
layers. This framework or foundation is essential to the the
cooperation of all layers and althought you rarely see the foundation
drawing, it is there all the time. It helps to guide the rest of the
drawings. It is a natural template and it is there that our essense
is. Not hiding, but supporting the personallity in all of the
diciplines, electrical, civil, hvac-mechanical, etc. etc. At that
level, the "essense" of the drawing, there is the most possibility.
With all layers of disciplines turned off we see true possibility. Why
the building can go anyway possible, it has the most potential here.
This being said now I also understanding that this leaves one more
layer that is even harder to access, but it is always there! This
layer is the thinker, God, the creator of all of the drawing.. maybe
this is "true essense", where all possibility lies, where we commune
Just some thoughts on Essence.
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