Verbs, Not Nouns


A poetic thought from Sylvia Boorstein's It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness in the chapter "Anatta: Emptiness":

... Since everything is change happening, there is no one who owns the changes and no one to whom the changes are happening. We are verbs, not nouns, experiences unfolding, stories telling themselves as sequels to other stories previously told. ...

(reminiscent of Daniel Dennett's model of mind as "narrative center of gravity"; cf. Thoughtful Metaphors (2000-11-08), Buddhism Without Beliefs (2008-09-19), Quiet in There (2011-05-31), ...) - ^z - 2011-06-29