Seeing centers

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The centers we see, when we look for wholeness, are not the centers which are captured by words, like “road”, “bike”, and “tree”, but a different set of centers, which have no special words attached to them, and which are induced structurally by the overall configuration of this scene.

We tend to see things we have words for, but these things aren’t necessarily the important centers in a scene. We need to quiet down (un-/defocus) that part of our mind that likes to give names to things (categorization), and instead let the overall configuration of a scene structurally induce a different set of centers in the space that we might not have special words for.

The wholeness and its real system of centers, hidden and not-hidden, are the structures which have impact on the world. We shall not understand how the world works unless we pay attention to the structure of wholeness as it is.

#book/The Nature of Order/1 The Phenomenon of Life/3 Wholeness and the theory of centers#

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