Tuesday, July 20, 2004


The more self-conscious we are – the more fragile our identity – the more we shut down the undermind. As people feel increasingly vulnerable, so their access to, and reliance on, information that is faint or fleeting declines. They become not just pphysically, but also mentally clumsy, losing access to the subtler ways of knowing.
p. 128 from Hare Brain, Tortise Mind by Guy Claxton