Truly Arcane Flaws Theory
But Possibly Useful in the Pursuit of Clarity
Shift of Consciousness Key Definitions Flaws Theory in Action
Flaws Theory hinges on a simple shift of consciousness. It is rooted
in the commitment to eliminate preconceptions and to experience
reality with as much clarity as possible without the often limiting
and confusing filter of names.
There is a thrill of liberation that arises when a flaw is
successfully announced or embraced. When an object or image or
experience is successfully unnamed we get just a bit closer to
what it is like to see and experience anything for the first time
again. It is a way to begin to reclaim the freshness of innocence.
See Recognizing, Forgetting and Naming for more information about this aspect of Flaws Theory.
The freeing power of this simple shift in consciousness can be
demonstrated just by looking at the following group of definitions.
Notice your response or attitude when you read all the words that
define what is meant by the idea of flaw. Then notice the different feeling you have when reading about
the concept of idiosyncrasy.
Flaw an imperfection; defect, blemish,error, deficiency, inadequacy,
discontinuity, disconnectedness, interruption, weak point, shortcoming
(not to be confused with a bobcomings), drawback, crude, incomplete,
below par, disfigurement, deformity, injury, stain, blot, ugliness.
a structural, behavioral or personal peculiarity
[Greek: idios (peculiar) + sunkrasis (mixture) = peculiar mixture.
unusual, eccentric, distinct and particular, exclusive, belonging
distinctively to one person or group.
Celebrating a Flaw
embracing, acknowledging and comprehending the "peculiar mixture"
of content and history that comprises the true nature of the flawed
object with the respect and gentleness necessary to ensure that
the true nature of the flawed object is not destroyed, hidden
or denied. (Note: this is the tricky part of Flaws Theory.
Restraint and constant attention are strongly advised.)
The blissful emptiness that occurs when a flaw announcer successfully
participates in unity with the perceived flaws and the celebration
of them. See Secrets of Flawspace for more information.
The moment a flaw is perceived not as a negative quality, an imperfection,
mistake or blemish but as that which is unusual and is exclusively
belonging distinctly to the flawed object, the first real step
toward celebrating or announcing the flaw has begun.
When we allow ourselves to think of a perceived "flaw" as an "idiosyncrasy,"
then each flaw becomes a key to discovering what is distinct and
particular about the object of our attention. This discovery also
can often reveal what is distinct and particular about ourselves
as well. By studying how we perceive imperfections in the world
around us we have a chance to encounter, recognize and embrace
our own imperfections.
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