Push pull

Interiority refers to a richer perceptual universe and awareness of self.*
(Peter Senge)

Adam was asleep at one critical moment in the time of creation. It signifies that Adam cannot establish his own self identity and his place in the cosmos unless he makes important reference to the one who put him into a “deep sleep.”**
(Kosuke Koyama)

Push is about our responsibility to develop the self, to be fit to tackle what we have an inkling that we must.

Pull is allowing ourselves to receive the help we will need make this possible.

We each need to have push and pull in our lives.

To have push with no pull is to be incomplete in what it means to be an interdependent contributor.

To have pull with no push is to have nothing to bring when we arrive.

Lewis Hyde finds manifestations of the Trickster character in different cultures, including Hermes, Loki and Eshu, tearing a hole in our ordered worlds or exploiting those they come upon by accident (they know the accidental is reality). Trickster, then, is:

the gatekeeper who opens the door into the next world.^

When such a person turns up, playing with the lines we form with our words, pictures and ideas, we must be grateful.

Those who are pushing themselves and allowing others to pull them become those who can be the pull for others, opening up new worlds.

(*From Peter Senge’s The Necessary Revolution.)
(**From Kosuke Koyama’s Three Mile an Hour God.)
(^From Lewis Hyde’s Trickster Makes This World.)

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