Thoughts...                       ...and quotes to help those thoughts

What if we were able to view things untainted?  What if we could see things the way they actually were, instead of through a distorted lense of perception we call words and concepts?  ok here is a quote I just read in the Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley:

"We must learn how to handle words effectively; but at the same time we must preserve and, if necessary, intensify our ability to look at the world directly and not through that half opaque medium of concepts, which distorts every given fact into the all too familiar likeness of some generic label or explanatory abstraction"

How is it that at certain times, under certain circumstances, we all seem to be able to display extraordinary capabilities?  How exactly to co incidents happen?  Is it just pure luck?  Do  you believe in intuition?


One of my all time favorite quotes from Aldous Huxley.  He is talking about the main function of the brain, and how we could perceive much more of our surrounding than we do, fascinating stuff if you ask me:

"The function of the brain and nervous system is to protect us from being overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless and irrelevant knowledge, by shutting out most of what we should otherwise perceive or remember at any moment, and leaving only that very small and special selection which is likely to be practically useful."

From the mouth of my good friend Geoff Giffin.  Spoken while waiting for our food at the Boston Beanery.  Discussing with me his plans to practice the drums. "...and work my way up to Godsmack"

- Geoff Giffin
April 6th 2002