MichaelEmeryArt

The Tree of Knowledge..book by Humberto R.Maturana & Francisco J. Varela

I have at this time devoted a whole page to this book,as it's importance is very relevant to comprehending the world

M C Escher

In the very beginning of this book,,the Authors use Escher's art to Illustrate ..it is a crying shame,"Not Knowing what makes up our own world of Experince",..might be one of the worst things to be ashamed of-Read the book..it is worth it just for a few pages


As well as "Seal of Certainty"
(in that there are Few)
page 23
page 24
page 25
page 26

Conceptions of certainty

There have been many different conceptions of certainty. Each of them captures some central part of our intuitive understanding of certainty, but, as we shall see, none of them is free from problems.

"The music of French-American composer Dane Rudhyar (1895–1985) has remained virtually untouched by analysis for almost a century. Even though Rudhyar’s importance in the development of American music has been increasingly acknowledged by historians in the past two decades, his compositions have still received only the most superficial attention. Some of this neglect may result from Rudhyar's musical language itself, which—because of its highly idiosyncratic, personal nature—does not readily invite analysis."

",Is this because he had simply, a different Point of View? we must always remember any thing New,only comes with New Thought"-me

“All things change according to the state we are in. Nothing is fixed.”
Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

The Top 6 Emotional Needs

The six human needs are:

  • Certainty – A sense of security, safety and comfort in the world
  • Variety – A sense of change, interest and adventure
  • Significance – A sense of uniqueness, individuality and being special
  • Love & Connection – A sense of acceptance, belonging and support
  • Growth – A desire to learn, grow and evolve
  • Contribution – The desire to give to those around us


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                                " A sense of uncertainty about the future generates a strong threat or 'alert' response in your limbic system. Your brain detects something is wrong, and your ability to focus on other issues diminishes. Your brain doesn't like uncertainty - it's like a type of pain, something to be avoided. Certainty on the other hand feels rewarding, and we tend to steer toward it, even when it might be better for us to remain uncertain. "

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1. Certainty

The need for safety, security, comfort, order, consistency, control

At a basic level, each of us have a need to satisfy a core sense of stability in the world. At a very primal level, satisfying the need for certainty helps guarantee the continuation of our DNA. We do what we need to claim Certainty by covering the basics, doing the work that is needed, paying our bills, securing the roof above our head, staying safe in our endeavors and relationships.

The challenge of satisfying this need is that the world and lives of those around us are constantly changing and so sometimes our need for Certainty causes us to put a fence of controls around our life and/or to stay in our comfort zone and resist change (even healthy change). In the positive, fulfilling the human need for Certainty means finding and creating a sense of centeredness and stability within. As the world moves we claim power in taking the time to know who we are, in having faith in the currents of life and trusting that one of the certainties of life is change.