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Temporary Understanding

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“What is the biggest obstacle?”


Every time we mess up, it’s because we’ve temporarily forgotten who we are and what we stand for.

It’s impossible not to forget. Our mind can hold onto a thought only for so long. The thought lingers for a while in the background and then disappears back into the depths.

Life is a never-ending oscillation between forgetting and remembering.

And when we do remember, it’s only a fraction of the whole. We cannot access everything at once.

I call this process, temporary understanding.

I call the practice of increasing the frequency of remembering, The Memento Game.”

“Reminds me of Christopher Nolan’s movie Memento.”

“For me, that movie is a metaphor for the human condition.”