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A Life of Virtue: Philosophy as a Way of Life
I mean Negative Capability, that is when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason
I wander in a sea of uncertainties, and bathe myself in the unfathomable mysteries of the cosmos.
My mind begs for answers, for direction, for a solid ground to stand on. But my heart, pleads for me to stay on course. To venture onto the pathless path.
Inspired by the work of Shakespeare, the esteemed English poet John Keats coined the term ‘negative capability’ to describe the embrace of the unknown. It speaks to the idea of withholding judgement, and refraining from our desire to seek immediate answers. Negative capability requires one to cultivate a degree of attentiveness towards the world. To let go of our grip, our control, and open up our arms to beauty, grace and truth.
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Thank you Andrew for sharing this.
As I was reading I kept thinking how being passive and listening is also very important that running towards a conclusion, towards quick answers. Being receptive and listening can sure unlock a world of possibilities.
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Great message dear ❤️
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