Shawn of Lo-Fi Tribe posted some thoughtful comments to his post, Radio Flyer into the Future. He created a nice little time warp there. How the present is so much more than just moving ahead. Thereâ€™s evolution toward something new, not just different. His commenter, Ron, of “Paradigm…My Shifting Thoughts” responds:
What nostalgia you have invoked. I, of course, also had my own original Radio Flyer wagon back around 1950. With a birthday coming up tomorrow Iâ€™m suddenly feeing a bit â€˜oldâ€™.
You are right. It doesnâ€™t have to be either/or. It can also be both/and. Or, as Ken Wilber has said, the idea is to transcend and include. When a bunch of atoms get together to form a molecule the molecule does not say to the atoms, â€œI donâ€™t need you anymore. I have transcended that and become something bigger and betterâ€. The obvious point being without the atoms there would be no molecule. Without that which went before would there be a â€˜nowâ€™?
Thank you Shawn and Ron for fielding these thoughtful perceptions.