Sunday, August 4, 2013

Gad Horowitz on The Process We Label "Self"

"The process we label "self " is discontinuous. It renews itself from moment to moment. Almost non-metaphorically, you can say, and it has been said, that there is death every moment, that there is a gap or pause between this moment of life and the next, this moment of self and the next. 
     In this gap or pause one can appreciate the discontinuity of life and the possibility that this offers for liberation from the burden of insensate habit that ordinarily obfuscates the possibilities of fundamental change from one moment to the next. The speedier life gets, the more intense the illusion becomes of the continuity of self speeding through time."
     — Gad Horowitz, excerpt from "Berlin Dharma: Motion, Thinking, Noise", a five-day interview-event, 14-19 February, 2007, interviewed by Shannon Bell: Berlin Dharma on Youtube.*

*Quoted on p. ix, "Introduction" [by] SHANNON BELL AND peter kulchyski of Subversive Itinerary: The Thought of Gad Horowitz, ed by shannon bell and peter kulchyski. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013. 

1 comment:

Cherie said...

This is awesome!