Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Chicken and The Egg

The question of the chicken and the egg and which came first is an epitomizing koan of the linear mind. It is a question only such a mind could ask and a question such a mind can never answer.

Entrenched in a narrow, uncompromising and violently defensive conception of time, the linear mind denies itself the thought with which to understand the very living processes that give life its deepest beauty and meaning. In as much as the chicken and egg question is a stupid question, it is also an exceedingly clever question, which if seriously contemplated can drive right to the heart of what is wrong with a cosmovision founded on linearity and a fetish for what comes first.

If anything comes first, everything comes first.


Bogota airport, January 2008

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