Your life is a myth

PARABLES OF WISDOM

The Forbidden Heights presents the paradigms and patterns of our modern lives as insightful myths and symbols.

This collection of parables points to mystical and spiritual notions that resonate across cultures, regardless of dogma, creed or tradition.

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Parables

 

PARABLES

Written in English between 1986 and 1991, this work has been translated into Arabic for this unique, dual-language publication.

Those who appreciate the wisdom of the Sufis and the writings of Khalil Gibran are sure to enjoy this work.

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To me the realization constitutes in an action of the will, which involves a method, and this is intellectual in nature, or at least partially intellectual. Recognizing that each of us is living an act is a recognition which results from a process. Even "letting go" is a conscious act of will. This is what Sartre had in mind when he said that we are condemned to be free. That this act becomes synonymous with what people deem themselves to really be leads is in itself a realization, and the realization that this is so by a particular individual for the same individual is a realization which can be reached as per above. Now my second point is related to this. I can agree that I am playing out an act, and my realization of this will still have me play out an act (I will be playing it out authentically - here the philosophy becomes more complex as issues of will come into play), and some acts are better than others. That is why I think mere realization is not enough; it is admittedly a seperate issue, but my point is that living the authentic life is not enough, one could live an authentic life (i.e. realize, however this happens) and *then* wish for another, that is one realizes that it is an act, and then also realize that there are better acts to play.

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