Dienstag, 22. November 2011

10 Journeys to a Place where Nothing happens # 2

In the evening I read Douglas Kahn’s history of sound in the arts. He’s talking a lot of John Cage ja the Cagean silence. In the 40’s Cage was reading Jung: ”We are always surprised by the fact that something comes out of what we call ‘nothing’.”

And Kahn lets Jung to continue:

One must be able to let things happen. I have learned from the East what it means by the phrase ”Wu wei”: namely, not-doing, letting be, which is quite different from doing nothing. Some Occidentals, also, have known what this not-doing means; for instance, Meister Eckhart, who speaks of ”sich-lassen,” to let oneself be.


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