We are so smart, we don’t have answers to our own questions

Smart cities are talked about as if they are a real eventuality in the future. Our cities can evolve in a direction which is smart or intelligent only if we first know ourselves up to a certain degree. Knowing ourselves is not easy. But it is doable. Why is self-knowledge a pre-condition to the realization […]

The sound of one hand clapping

Every time we say something there are deep reverberations in the world around us. If we can hear and understand the reverberations, an episode of deep hearing happens. If we cannot hear or understand, we think there is silence in the world. Either we said something very brilliant or something not worthy of a response. […]

Why seeking meaning is counter-productive

Things often seem to be chaotic and not following any script. They seem to be random in order and not following earlier patterns or indications. But this motivates us to become driven and charged to change the circumstances instead of making friends with the uncertainty and making their plans and expectations more fluid. Fluidity is […]