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If it’s beneath you, lift it up!

The addition of sophistication does not have to result in the annihilation of the superficial.

Intelligence is manifest not only in its ability to scale the complex, but also in its capacity to delight in the simple.

Moreover, its ultimate virtue is its refusal to be threatened, insulted, intimidated, or discouraged by the so-called profane.

As the shaman, in the novel Skirting the Gorge, proclaims:

“Ascension to successive echelons in the pyramid of awareness is an act of inclusion requiring unconditional acceptance of all that lies below.”

Knowledge does not abandon what is beneath it.

If anything, it redeems it.

That’s today’s two cents.


T.K. Coleman

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  1. Hello T.K.!

    This is an interesting post, and I don’t know if I am interpreting it quite correctly.

    You said that: “Ascension to successive echelons in the pyramids of awareness is an act of inclusion requiring unconditional acceptance of all that lies below” I have not read this novel so I’m not sure what exactly the shaman is trying to say.

    I find this an interesting quote, to me this could mean the rise of successful level of authority in the levels of society as an act of including the required unlimited acceptance of whatever is beneath you. This could be that we are trying to accept what we do not normally accept as part of ourselves. The way that my mother explained it was: we are attempting to accept what has created us to be who we are today. She said that we take the past as part of our pyramid and the peak of the pyramid is what the past has created us to be. This unlimited acceptance of our past is the base of our pyramid, this acceptance allows us to accept the person that we have become.

    If I am correct than it means that we are who we have become because we allow our past to be part of our present and our future as we climb in our ascension. If I am incorrect, it could mean a various of other things. Those things being that we are trying to precieve ourselves as better than those below us, I could be wrong about this interpretation also.



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