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Old 12-24-2006, 01:14 PM   #268
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Re: How to teach and train relaxation

Here is a good quote from The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene page 4-5.

"But, you might ask, what of it? Surely any sober assessment would conclude that although we might not understand everything about the universe-every aspect of how matter behaves or life functions-we are privy to the defining, broad-brush strokes gracing natures canvas. Surely as Camus intimated, progress in physics, such as understanding the number of space dimensions; or progress in physics, such as understanding all the organizational structures in the brain'or, for that matter progress in any number of other scientific undertakings may fill in important details, but their impact on our evaluaton of life and reality would be minimal. Surely, reality is what we think it is; reality is revealed to us by our experiences.

To one extent or another, this view of reality is one of many of us hold, if only implicitly......it's easy to be seduced by the face nature reveals directly to our senses. Yet in the decades since Camus' text, I've learned that modern science tells a different story. The overarching lesson that has emerged from scientific inquiry over the last century is that human experience is often a misleading guide to the true nature of reality. Lying just beneath the surface of the everyday is a world we'd hardly recognize."
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