‘Watching (yourself) like you are a snake’

From last night’s Jordan Peterson April Q and A:

‘(1:03:00) You know yourself by watching, paying attention. That’s why the Egyptians worship the Horus, the eye as a God…..it’s watching like you’re a snake. A snake is a symbol of wisdom in part…I suppose because encounters with snakes if they are not fatal they make you wise. A snake watches cold-bloodedly with no emotional reaction just to see what’s there. Symbolically speaking it doesn’t allow what is wanted or desired to interfere with what is observed. So you watch yourself like that as if you don’t know who you are…….You also have to be willing to undertake that as an adventure. It’s a hell of a thing to bear that kind of responsibility.  It takes a person out of the ordinary. It takes them out of themselves. There’s an alienation and isolation that goes along with that and a great sorrow. But there’s deep meaning to be had in it and there isn’t anything better that you can do.’

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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One comment on “‘Watching (yourself) like you are a snake’
  1. macalder02 says:

    Looking inside, it gives us an idea of ​​how we are doing. It is interesting to know how to deal with that eye to obtain good results. I hope the translation has not failed me.

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