Jotting down my thoughts that I had had during Term 1. These were saved over the course of 6 months in my phone.
“It is like buying the latest piece of equipment and to not derive any joy from it other than through the process of actually buying it. To feel empty once you have attained it, but alas what is this lack of fullness one feels once the joys of attainment has receded back into the vast ocean of nothingness. Can anything really be completed? The gap never closes full circle.”
“Space is the medium through which time occurs. For example, a sound heard through space. How we hear it depends on the quality of the sound and our organs to hear it. Nevertheless, the sound still occurs, through space, whether or not there is anything to hear it, and its qualities remain fixed. But how is a sound produced? What causes it to take place and what shapes it? Partially as it happens in time, the sound is modified in relation to its surrounding and modified through time, and its qualities adhere to some natural law. We hear it through space, as modified through time.”
“Kant was writing on the origin of thought – How do I even begin to think? He says, cognition is brought about through intuition and concepts, and that the origin of cognition is transcendental, or as he says it, pure cognition takes its cue from the presentations but does not abstract from it. It is not empirical, but a kind of pure – pure thinking. He goes on to suggest that logic may have something to do with this; that is, transcendental logic.”
“Love is the construct through which my being is expressed in full and the receptiveness towards another. Its form – unintelligible; Experience – unforgettable.”
“I hear Nietzsche saying, “look all around you, all is blank, you have to create the value in this blankness that surrounds you”. “No, this blankness is not white, nor is it nothing, it is, and it is blank. Now create upon it, power-over it, surpass it or surpass it non-surpassingly, this blankness is for you to realise yourself. To not do so is the making of a comedy; to do so is the making of a tragedy. May you find joy in active becoming”.”
“Music is that which gives our moods the horizon to think the world upon. It colours the sky a fiery red and sets the sea ablaze; only if one could physically dance on water.”
“The thing-in-itself is like the search for the understanding of an alien world in which we find an alien thing but fail to understand it for we lack the alien sensibilities and intuition. And in failing to do so, we succeed in seeing the differences but fail terribly at seeing the similarities.”