Cognitive Templates

‘Silently contemplating your non-silence, you will begin to see how we necessarily want to be able to ‘catch’ everything that happens to us. Our lives must fit within the framework that we have in mind for that,” I wrote in an earlier blog.

That framework turns out to have a wonderful name: cognitive template. ‘During the mystical way we are liberated from the cognitive templates that we place on reality and that make existence small, orderly and disgusting’, I read in a book review.

And now let this describe exactly what Liber can bring you: by learning to become present with an uninformed and infinite ear for what is cognitive and templated in us, the presence of the infinite, indescribable and always fresh and fresh, gains in us so much. strength, that in it we may come to know our typical, human, own and distinctive capacity. And not in being able to hold onto our conditioning.

“Whoever knows exactly where he wants to go in life will get there – and that’s his punishment. But real life is an adventure’ we read a little further in the same review.

But what shall I quote here if we may reproduce his entire story here with the author’s permission? With pleasure and thanks. To the author, Jean-Jacques Suurmond, and the editors of Benedictijns Tijdschrift 2018/2 in which this book review originally appeared.

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