A Loom of Contemplation

Aviv Shahar with Jeff Vander Clute

October 22, 2020

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A loom of contemplation can reveal deeper truth

By habit, or training, we tend to examine ideas in a linear way. But is that really the way we are? Is that the way our systems work? We have a lower-self aspect focused on physical needs and predilections, and we have our higher-self aspect that seeks purpose and meaning in our life. Any subject we might choose to contemplate will not only fall somewhere between these two levels, but these different parts will have different views upon the subject itself. 

When we create a loom of contemplation we are able to tease out the subtleties within us and, perhaps, reach a deeper truth.

This exploration can lead us down many pathways. Follow along with Jeff Vander Clute and Aviv Shahar as they navigate these intertwining territories in this third installment of a multipart series.

This was inspired by a very brief exchange I had with my spiritual teacher, when he one day said to me: You should never, ever, think about one thing in isolation. He said, if you want to think about one thing, you need to think about nine, or 12, or 16 things.

Aviv Shahar

Jeff Vander Clute

Jeff Vander Clute

Jeff Vander Clute coaches and consults, teaches, writes, and leads travel journeys.

He is a co-founder of Sourcing The Way, Enlightening Journeys and Expeditions, and The Consciousness of Money. Jeff is also a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and he serves on the board of directors for Alliance for the Earth and Source of Synergy Foundation (previous chair).

Aviv Shahar

Aviv Shahar

Aviv is the Founder of Aviv Consulting, helping leaders unleash strategic innovation, and is the author of Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.