Detachment from Dogma

My perspective is to detach from dogma and to explore possibilities. I am not a ‘pure’ post-modernist, integralist, material-realist, etc.; rather, I float within and among various positionalities as a means to expand my realm of personal understanding.

As a result, I may say things that seem to be contradictory. I like to think of them as complementary instead. Each idea is but one microscopic iteration of the reality that I have observed and absorbed.

I revere this as a precious gift. I am able to review two opposing views about an idea and (usually) appreciate some kind of beauty and profundity in each. Of course, there are many things that I have observed which I have chosen — consciously or not — to not absorb. These things, real or imagined, may be outside of my compassionate heart (hate groups), my intellect (calculus), and/or my experience (parasailing) so that it seems disconnected from that which is already in me and therefore has little to no meaning or value.

Written while barefoot in Bryant Park

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