…du balancement adroit de ces deux propriétés…
…of the dexterous swinging between these two properties…
I found this great tool, this “pattern” in a Paul Valéry‘s notebook. He was a poet and a philosopher and was, here, thinking about the process of consciousness.
(I won’t translate it here, but let’s say he talks about the swinging between consciousness and unconsciousness, the first one as an engine to drive the production of the other one).
If you’re a psychoanalyst, it’s interesting, you’ll try to link this with Freud’s theories, etc. But with my cheap structuralist mind, I operate on it – to extract its minitool :
dexterous swinging between these two properties
Swinging means you go from one thing to the other one, and vice-versa. Dexterous means you know your doubletool, you are a pilot of it. You just have to find the field where to use this.
- Reason and Instinct?
- Skills and Attempts?
- Talking and Listening?
- Passion and Casualness?
- Fast and Slow?
- Following orders (or rules) and Following your mind?
- Control and Let go?
- Fight and Flee?
Find other examples. You have now your two “aspects”.
Then think about a “dexterous swinging” between the two.
Then, apply your wooden tool to your field : photographer, poet, soldier, writer, blogger, designer, architect, gardener, who knows… What do you find?
You are GOOD in playing your TWO FACETS. What does that mean? How do you play that? Can you teach it? How do you think it? Can you apply your method to other fields?
Thanks for reading!
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