How Transformational Insight Gets Leveled Down to Mere Conceptual knowing Which Makes No Difference
When distinctions fall from being disclosive openings to being mere descriptive characteristics or theoretical speculation their disclosive power is diminished. They become something which merely gets passed along in retelling.
In short: being clever instead of being responsible.
How this happens: The stand one is, as possibility, as the future one is living into, determines what one sees, how the world occurs. We tolerate the faulty interpretation that the full essence of “what one sees”, the situation in the moment, can be simply “re-contextualized” as a mere opinion or story added to an “objective fact” of what is merely there, or could be there with nothing added. The knowing that something can be “re-contextualized”, or “re-framed”, or thought of differently. But even the successful “re-contextualization”, re-framing and rethinking do not alter what one already sees. Only owning that one himself projects the horizon upon which what shows up, shows up makes a difference. Being responsible in the sense that: who one is as source of how the world occurs is the key element that gets dropped out.