Richard Bartlett: “It’s useful to hit the speed bumps in the road.”
We are making up reality and when we hit a speed bump we kind of wake up to that for a second.
“When you make something up you’re doing search instead of re-search. Re-search is looking over the same old stuff again and again, in order to prove what you already think you know.”
Yep, recognize that. At university I was told to research a thesis, my thesis. Research it and back it up. Not search into it and discover what more is hiding, or whether it might be wrong.
So today, free from universities, I search, not re-search. Search means asking new questions, taking a new look, using new terms, new images, and allowing for new insights. New means there is a quality of unfamiliar, unexpected, contradictory, rebellious, transformative and breaking the old rules. That is new.
When I search I make space in myself to find. When I regurgitate, aka re-search, I need no space and I already know what I will find.
The space attracts things and experiences of like kind. This is the tuning fork principle, or the Law of Attraction. A vibrant open-ended question that does not shy away from personal vulnerability (I may be offending someone by asking) attracts vibrant open-ended answers that give life and healing. This is Matrix Energetics, the Secret, spirituality, regeneration, and growth.
Entertain the opposite, the blasphemy, the heresy, the paradox. That is search. Search and you shall find.