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  • Sunday evening, 18 March at Cottesloe Beach Western Australia. A young lad is sitting in a lifesaver's chair and seeing.......

    ...............What does he see that we in our ‘knowing’ space no longer see?

    ...............What does it take to see again with fresh, uncontaminated eyes?

    I am fascinated by a book ("The Master and His Emissary" by psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist) which with other books I've read explores what we see and don't. He notes..."Neurocognivists say that we can recognise, and therefore know, something only if we have already got the model in our brain. (p163). Therefore I ask, what don't we see?

    According to McGilchrist, We are becoming more and more left-brained (he says "psychotic" ouch!) and the left hemisphere delivers what we know, rather than what we actually experience.

    My god I ask myself, what are we missing out in life? What don't we see?

    The “Grand Illusion” - our incapacity to see the most apparently obvious features of the world around us if they do not fit the template we are currently working with. So entrenched it is hard to know how we can ever come to experience anything truly new. WTF?...

    Dr Jill Bolte Taylor talks about not being able to put jigsaw puzzle together until she learned the words for sides and colour etc. Words create the ability to distinguish - what words therefore haven't we learned - what is yet to be discovered?
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