This is Jastrow’s “rabbit-duck” it’s an ambiguous image that became widely known through the philosopher Wittgenstein’s use of it in his book “Philosophical Investigations”. He used it as an illustration in a discussion about seeing. The question of points of view is obviously related to this month’s meditations.
General information about, the principles, materials, parks, etc can be found at www.silo.net or www.silosmessage.net
There are currently 2 Parks of Study and Reflection in North America. These are Red Bluff (www.redbluffpark.org) in California and Hudson Valley (www.hudsonvalleypark.org) in New York. The Parks of Study and Reflection are projects built and paid for by individuals inspired by Silo’s teachings. More information is available on their respective websites.
Each month we we propose a series of meditations that we practice over the subsequent weeks. We start by looking at a principle in light of its general meaning, and then over the next three weeks its application in our past, present, and future. One simple and powerful tool to help in doing this is to set aside a minute or so every day to try and find one or two concrete examples in my life. In that brief work I make an effort to see, recall or imagine the impact of applying (or not applying) the principle. Whether I find clear examples or not I, like many of others, have discovered that the effort is well rewarded by the new intuitions and understandings that arise over the next days.