“The great human error is to reason in place of finding out.”
She was a force.
She shames me.
She lived her philosophy.
She defined the price and purpose of philosophy. Attention for Simone was a crucial skill to develop if you were not going to live at the mercy of the the forces around you.
How to properly focus your attention was key to her philosophy.
A different experience of everything you do is available to you…right now. Or you can just accept your default perception.
You have to be open to receive what is beyond the circumstances of the moment.
This requires for you to pay attention to what is happening around you. Most just settle for their default state of attention.
Simone’s attention saw the world as sacred.
She didn’t care about becoming a famous philosopher, she was too busy living her life.
She became a teacher. She encouraged her students to think openly.
Staying open is the key to everything!
What if there is no single right answer, so common in life.
People find a position and then just vehemently defend and die on that hill.
One must avoid this collectivist thinking.
Acknowledge at the beginning of any conservation you only have a partial truth and that there is always more to learn.
Don’t chain yourself to a fixed position. How to pay attention?
The middle path between no activity and too much activity, is to put in effort, but you remove your own prejudices from your experiences.
You look and listen and wait.
I am in awe of her focus, attention, and openness.
Amor Fati – Accept what is necessary