A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
— David Bohm
I’ve heard it said that when we label something we’ve already lost it. Our mind closes around the label, and in our rush to apprehend something its true essence and much of its vastness escapes us. Perhaps we should reconsider such common assertions as “It is a tree,” and choose instead to say “It is called a tree” … or a “cat” … or even
“I am called Michelle.” Recently during a brief (unsolicited) encounter with a psychic I was told that I am, or have been, a Japanese man.
How does the seed become the tree?
Falling in and out of white
Question Harry Hudson, Answer Michelle Tennison, (2004)