Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Second Experience?

Wait a second?
Gimme a second?

What’s a second?
But of course, You know the answer.
It’s a measurement of time, the smallest unit of time.

But hang on, why do we call it a second?
Why don’t we call it something else?

Can you figure it out?
Give up?

Well Bucky shared this in his book Intuition.

“Consciousness dawns
with the second experience.
This is why consciousness
Identified the basic increment of time
As being a SECOND.”

Bucky added:
“Not until the second experience
Did time and consciousness
Combine as human life.”

So?

Hmmm. . . The SECOND EXPERIENCE . . .
AHA!! Now I get it. And this is the more significant point that I can learn here

I realize that when I want to be able to really understand something, and thus be able to share a thought, an idea effectively, I need to be truly conscious of it, and that requires a second experience.

That explains why in many of my “learnings”, especially from the experiences of others, (like Bucky), through their books, I need to not only “study” it more than once, I need to revisit several times.

Why?
We think we know, but do we really know? I found out that I didn't really know. Because the first time the "learning" didn't register.

That's why Buckminster Fuller repeats what he shares of his experiences, many times over, in different books of his, in different "settings"

I also take the opportunity to share the thoughts, ideas in discussions. And re-visit the thoughts, ideas, again and again, if possible, if I really want to know and understand them.

Perhaps I may add: “Aha! comes with the second experience” and more.........

Go for a SECOND Experience?
It may be an excellent idea.................


Comments:
August 17th 2007
Clara, Dylan's mum wrote:

Joo Hock,This is so true and really strikes a chord with me! The other day whilst I thought I already know something about myself, I had this conversation with a landmark forum graduate really deepened what I got. Thanks for writing and sharing your thought-provoking blogs!

JooHock's reply: Thanks Clara, appreciate your feedback

1 comment:

Clara, Dylan's mum said...

Joo Hock,
This is so true and really strikes a chord with me! The other day whilst I thought I already know something about myself, I had this conversation with a landmark forum graduate really deepened what I got. Thanks for writing and sharing your thought-provoking blogs!