"… It is especially by our “likes and dislikes” that we cut ourselves off from the wider mind (and the wider world). Likes and dislikes are the lapdogs and guard dogs of the ego, busy all the time, panting and barking at the gates of attachment and aversion and thereby narrowing perception and experience. Furthermore, the ego itself cannot intentionally escape what the ego does — intention always operates in terms of desire or aversion — and we therefore need a practice or discipline of non-intention, a way to make an end run around the ego’s habitual operations … (whereas) it is chance operations that can be used to free ourselves from the ego… ."

Lewis Hyde. The Lucky Find. Trickster Makes This World. 
@2 years ago with 37 notes
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