Correction

A correction to last Wednesday's post, My o' My . . .

The first quote from Neil correctly reads:
-The human species has survived on this planet because of our ability to live beyond pain.

I had it written as:
-The human species has survived on this planet because of our ability to overcome pain.

Both have a distinct Darwinian tone, but in this case the difference between overcoming and living beyond lies in dissociation of time, and association with presence.

If one is to overcome pain, this suggests a temporal struggle which is won in the short term, only to be lost in the end. For the pain never really disappears, it is just for the duration of the experience that it is overcome. That is to say that the pain still exists as part of our subject.

Living beyond pain suggests a separation between the subject, and objective experience. In this case the subject lives a separate existence from that of objective casual, and therefore sensorial space. Because of this, time and pain are of no consequence.

Now it's time to close my eyes and find the space between.

Rest well.