Walk Dartmoor

Walk to Dartmoor
12th 13th 14th June

‘You see things [walking] in a way that is completely different from any other. ‘ Robert Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’.

‘We’re in such a hurry most of the time we never get much chance to talk. The result is a kind of endless day-to-day shallowness, a monotony that leaves a person wondering years later where all the time went and sorry that it’s all gone’

I would like, instead, to be concerned with the question “What is best?,” a question which cuts deeply rather than broadly, a question whose answers tend to move the silt downstream. There are eras of human history in which the channels of thought have been too deeply cut and no change was possible, and nothing new ever happened, and “best” was a matter of dogma, but that is not the situation now.

What I mean (and everybody else means) by the word ‘quality’ cannot be broken down into subjects and predicates. This is not because Quality is so mysterious but because Quality is so simple, immediate and direct.

Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best 20-20 hindsight. It’s good for seeing where you’ve been. It’s good for testing the truth of what you think you know, but it can’t tell you where you ought to go.

Quality is the continuing stimulus which our environment puts upon us to create the world in which we live. All of it. Every last bit of it.

My personal feeling is that this is how any further improvement of the world will be done: by individuals making Quality decisions and that’s all

For information contact minnidart@googlemail.com

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One Response to “Walk Dartmoor”

  1. Very fine words regarding “quality” and quality as a basis for choice; and a Way that develops sensitivity and living, knowing experience so same, enabling us to become aware of this so-important but too-easily-overlooked aspect of our actual lives.

    Thank you!

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