I start by taking in the whole at once and then digest it bit by bit. When I’m digesting it, I match each bit of information with the system that I have in my mind ( polarities, dualities, etc) to see if there’s a symbolic connection to a universal template so to speak. The bits I don’t have a reference for I put aside as I passively scan and study it over a longer period of time to learn new principles. The ones that are entangled or obscure I hold space for in between my thoughts (inner masculine) and intuition (inner feminine). Usually it’s because the information is blocked or hindered by a shadow or wound within me that is causing resistance to essentially letting in light, which information is.
I often find myself in territories that aren’t conventional and for which there hasn’t been any path paved, so I have to use hybrid principles of feelings and thoughts and past references to build a ladder. I use this ladder to see if I can find a hidden door into the external world, into an existing structure. Basically if I can tap into the potential of what already is.
A recent example is, I’ve been thinking a lot about the structuring of information in a substantial yet simple way, because I decided to share a lot of structural information on my IG. So I started toying with words that could act as vehicles or ladder to adding a dimension to what already exists.
And I thought information + infrastructure
I googled it, and boom. There is such a thing.
Cool. Then that leads me to discovering literature, websites, terminology and articles I would never have discovered.
So, you may ask, if the information already exists what’s the point in reinventing the wheel?
Because my aim isn’t to reinvent anything, but to invent new ways of tapping into those resources. The reason why I could never study in a formal setting is that the context is set up by higher-ups. There’s a hierarchy that even the information is subject to. The truth isn’t the overarching principle, it’s essentially control and profit. And that’s what’s wreaking havoc on the planet. People appropriating resources in ways that make life unnecessarily difficult.
My approach is to find the simplest and most direct route to a resource. Simple. I do this by eliminating what’s superfluous like overly convoluted jargon and non-essential information. I don’t need to know or memorize everything that anyone has ever said or written about a subject. I couldn’t care less about the long catalogue of experts and professors unless their information is vital to my objective. And my objective is : what’s the greater good for everyone? It’s not from a personal perspective where I want to be judged on all the information I have, but from the perspective of accessibility. My grandmother and my nephew should be able to understand most of these structures if they ever have an interest in it. Fuck money and power; making the structures of meaningful and purposeful knowledge accessible is where it’s at.
We have the internet and although we know EVERYTHING is in it, who has mapped that everything? How would I be able to know what I can look for? If only insiders and experts know how to get to specialized information, it’s a failure. A systematic failure because you’re adding unnecessary stress to the system by having to serve everyone from behind the counter instead of letting them shop and come up to the counter to pay.