Arny teaching

  • Feynman: Go Beyond Everyday Thinking

Don’t only think about your process or the process of others. Have courage, experience and follow your experiences until they explain themselves.

We learned this from a great teacher. “You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing — that’s what counts”. -

Richard Feynman, Nobel laureate.

  • Einstein’s Metaskills

EinsteinCuriosity creates the passion to follow unknown processes. That allows people and Nature to reveal Her wonders. We learned this from our favorite re-searcher.

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” —Albert Einstein — To Carl Seelig on March 11,1952.

  • Taoism’s wu-wei means “not doing”.

It’s crucial to symptom work and large group facilitation! Everyone understands “doing”. Take control +do things! But “doing” can burn you out. Not-doing, is something only your Taoist sage, your dreaming-body, or contemplative mind knows how to “do”. It’s a practice. But can it be taught?

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  • General Relativity

We are now pondering what dream and body experiences are connected with Einstein’s general  theory of relativity.  This theory explains how things move through the universe in connection with the energy and curvature in any given area of our universe. It may sound  “far out”, but then,  dreams and body experiences (not the medical descriptions of these experiences) go beyond conventional concepts of time and space and may be more closely connected with relativity’s 4 dimensional spacetime.

In “Universe in a Nutshell” Stephen Hawking wrote (Fig 1.11):

“Einstein [realized] that the equivalence [between gravity and acceleration] would work if spacetime were curved and not flat, as had been assumed hitherto.”

In “SpaceTime and Geometry” p.2  Sean Carroll wrote:

“Gravity is not actually a ‘force,’ … A charged particle in an electric field feels an acceleration … in contrast a particle in a gravitational field moves along a [geodesic] path that is the closest thing there is to a straight [world] line [in 4D space-time]. Such particles do not feel acceleration; they are freely-falling. … think of a ball flying through the air as being more truly ‘unaccelerated’ than one sitting on a table; the one sitting at a table is being deflected away from the geodesic it would like to be on (which is why we feel a force on our feet as we stand on Earth.)”

Arny’s question: What is the psychological significance of “falling freely”,  in contrast to “standing on the earth.” Is “free fall” what we experience by following the “dreaming body” ?

(thanks to theoretical physicist Jack Sarfatti for pointing to the above quoted material)