Thursday, February 07, 2008

Randomness

There is, of course, no way to eliminate life's randomness, we can try to manage it, reduce it, or take advantage of it ... to me, most spiritual exercises (like religions, but not all) aim at reducing this uncertainty element, unsuccessfully, but this lack of success in achieving their objective does not mean they are useless ... because of the complex feedback structure in human, the calmness that comes about from the spiritual practice improves well-being ... at the same time, there is a deep appeal in living, and dying, with randomness, like animals based on instincts, that attracts me

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