Q. Since you suggested reading up on Gurdjieff, I've been working on it now for the better part of 2 days. But I think something has been missing in Gurdjieff's world view. There is no love!! No sense of play!!! i.e. ( joy in something that is done for the sake of itself), a gesture. For me this is the essence of the creative impulse. Can math and ratios describe your "Love" for the ones that are dear to you? A. Well I'm impressed! Working away at something you find baffling
Q: What is the role of emotion for growth and understanding? I am often overcome with the emotion of appreciation, and empathy towards situations and others, sometimes too much so! When I see a kindred spirit; feel the resonance of creativity expressing aliveness; or am confronted with the raw humanness of this life.... the emotions often seem an untamed energy. A: The lesson to take from a situation which raises this kind of emotion is to identify what in you is responding.