Cognition & Reality

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Co-Creation

In every situation, one is establishing a  reality with another. Michael Sieck has termed this mutuality “co-creation.” It is unavoidable once contact is made, even in relatively superficial interactions. For example, as I was exiting a Trader Joe’s yesterday, I got into one of those “please-go-left-when-I-go-right” interactions with a young mother. By the time we passed each other, we were wagging our carts and smiling broadly at a game that had emerged out of nowhere. On the other side, a pact of mutual avoidance remains a co-creation, because it still involves complete immersion in a situation that would not exist were it not for the other person and his or her actions. Not only does every action have an equal and opposite reaction, but every action is a reaction within a co-created reality.

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