Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Mental Discipline -


from Mary Rose O'Reilley's book,  The Love of Impermanent Things:

    "Simone Weil, the great twentieth-century French philosopher and mystic, taught that, given any statement, we should go through the following mental process: "Suppose this is not true:  list the consequences."  All French school children cut their teeth on this Cartesian methodology.  But Weil went a step further: "Suppose this is true; list the consequences."  Such good mental discipline."


    Can we do it?   Do we want to?  

    I read of the unhappiness of so many of our children, especially in affluent areas.   How do we lead them into areas of weeds and unpruned trees?

Subscribe

  • Return -

    I haven't been here in awhile and I return today to learn there is a "new post editor". I start to try it and then go back to the old. I am…

  • It's Morning!

    I've been here at Live Journal since October, 2005. I started it to keep in touch with family and friends as I went through cancer treatment.…

  • The sun is shining!

    Where I live the sun is shining and the buds have popped out so the plum trees are waving white. We've had months of rain, record breaking rain and…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments