As cognitive scientist Lennart tries to come to a better understanding of the processes behind perception and action as part of his evolving love for his field of study, his other passion - an obsession with movement, circus and especially juggling, has led him to the following discovery.
"The realisation that everyone has a set of more or less fixed
personalities that constantly evolve has made it possible to attach less
and less to a fixed concept of myself. But rather play/ juggle different versions of myself without identifying too much. Suffering
seems to me is exactly a strong identification with a specific
personality or aspect thereof and therefore the inability to let
yourself change and evolve. The stronger your identification is the less
flexible you are in your approach to life. "
By following Lenny's advice, we
can free our minds not only from suffering, but also illusions of identity such as
ethnocentricism and identification with one's possessions. Only then can
reduce the oppression, exploitation and inequality that are woven into
the fabric of society.