Although Huxley does not use this precise word, he's really talking about mindfulness, isn't he?
Experience is not a matter of having actually swum the Hellespont, or danced with the dervishes, or slept in a doss-house. It is a matter of sensibility and intuition, of seeing, and hearing the significant thing, of paying attention at the right moments, of understanding and coordinating. Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Something about experience
I especially like the last sentence of the following quotation: