Zen Learning and Writing Suggestions

Existence is a dynamic temporal stage, on which we believe, think, feel and act as unique and temporal beings.

The fleeting basic characteristic of life\death cycle heightens the need to improve our learning habits by gradually teaching the path of process rather than a simplified methodology based on a specific and well defined goal to attain.

The learner should take the internet world as an example to train the mind. A non-defined continuum, to wander, search and find unexpected, unknown and stimulating data, opening further gates to explore.

Such interlinking and flowing data might easily turn to a confusing chaos, caused by the exposure to numerous alternatives.

To avoid disarray, a subtle balance should be continuously held between the analytic, cause and effect thought and the associative intuitive thought.

By maintaining and recreating such an incessant balance, we may be able to accomplish our path as academics and creative learners.

To walk the path of discipline and novelty alike, all faculties of the body-soul-spirit complexity are to be daily challenged, as we learn to become a methodologist and a magician.

The evolved methodologist will shun any subjective and non-relevant fantasy, while the magician will evade pseudo-intellectual platitude \banalities.

The methodologist will check if the sources of knowledge and other references are academically appropriate, while the magician will prevent the usage of repetitive, hoarded and thus  – non relevant data.

Both methodologist and magician will eschew any generalization, absolute truths or adaptation of any defined status, while always opting for the analysis within a dynamic context.

The methodologist should choose a precise and coherent wording and syntax, whereas the magician will select the inspired style, preventing sheer academic heaviness, due to an over affluent system of references.

Accuracy, a fluent dissertation and a clear presentation of the contents should catch the eye, trigger the brain and lift the spirit of the intelligent reader, rather than impress the learners by an artificial and mannerist system of phraseology.

By exercising such a way of learning and writing, everything we are exposed to, may become a potential material for future dissertations,   articles, reports, seminaries or essays, always remembering to re-check our sources of knowledge taking in consideration the actual context.

 

 

 

 

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About Dr. Dorit Kedar

Forced to continuously change nations, cultures and schooling - I had to develop a wider sense of communication, a way of thinking-feeling-behaving which stresses the common denominators. The need to adapt new landscapes and land-souls has taught instinctive means to overcome separatism, prejudices, dogmatic beliefs and suspicions. While looking for the common gathering denominators, I have also increased the ability of perception and individuation. Being constantly in estranged places has triggered psychological processes to turn the unfamiliar into familiar. As an art critic in the Israeli press, a curator, a writer - have always dealt with the otherness, the different and the infinite variety of the Existent. My Book of Peace is the result.
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