Does it sound a bit pathetical? Think about it. Modern neurophysiology names the search for social attention the strongest motive for human action. There is a "rewarding system" in our brain that "produces happyness" in succeeding social interaction. That's where drugs interfere, which makes them so addictive. Men are constructed for social cooperation rather than Darwinian competition.
I'm confused; Are you asking -- does the phrase "we are seeking the resonance of our souls" sound like an evolutionary psychology "just-so" story ..?
I personally don't think so; Such a phrase would survive well at, say, [the Federation of Damanhur,] which is anything but scientistic.
Hi Lion! Sorry, I don't understand your contribution. I think that we are indeed seeking resonance, in wiki and outside. And part of getting resonance has to do with getting thif give-and-take reciprocity going. I think this is a pattern that we can find in dozens of situations. Knowledge about this seems not well established. Currently there was no page at mb that had either "reciprocity" or "resonance" in it. -- Helmut
It says, "BayleShanks says that we are seeking the resonance of our souls..," and then right after that: "Does it sound a bit pathetical? Think about it...", and I thought, "It doesn't sound very pathetical to me."
I guess I must have the order of contributions confused.
I agree that we seek resonance with the heart, or our soul.
The Egyptian metaphor, "The weighing of the soul," comes to mind. On one side of the scale, the soul. On the other, a feather.
Lion, I know you as a very idealistic and sensitive person and I would assume that we basically agree on "resonance of souls". But in beginning the page I hadn't the faintest hope that you would answer next day, that anyone would react at all, mb being nearly a shadow village in these days. So I had my position in mind but also that of a critical opponent. So I've tried to put both perspectives into the initial text. I think the phenomenon of resonance is one of the most underestimated. Maybe not language but music marks the borderline between man and animal. Maybe one of the answers to how synergy works, how the wholistic system ((A+B)) can be more than ((A)+(B)), is rooted in resonance. A and B without resonance. A and B with resonance. Where is this knowledge kept and grown? In the coaching of sports teams? -- Helmut
Perhaps your experiment in resonance worked?
Your questions remind me of a text, "The Kybalion." (WikiPedia:Kybalion.) I read it half my life-time ago, and read it again today.
The book is almost entirely about resonance: Vibration, Polarity, Rhythm, and the worlds of causation within the mind.
I myself tend to practice more [synthetic] thinking, symbolized by the shape of the capital letter Y. The only way I know to resolve synthesis and rhythm is with the spiral, which features both directionality and permanent meaningful change, (both inwardly and outwardly,) while also featuring circularity and vibration.
I want to respond to the critical voice, and not merely cancel it out with faux equality. Motion is cosmically possible and, further: essential. Not merely just going back to how things were- destroyer of significance!
Lion, thank you for these far-leading references. I've ordered a copy of "The Kybalion" to look for overlap to PatternTheory, on which I've done a lot of work. Especially the concept of "vibrations" is of interest to me, because there are parallels to Alexander's concept of the "living space" and the "gluon field" of modern physics. You probably remember our discussions about free will and indeterminism. Maybe there are new perspectives in this. -- Helmut