The puzzle of self-transformation (metanoia)

Self-transformation (metanoia) is something of a puzzle. On the one hand, self-transformation is ‘final,’ final in that it carries us into a completely new state of being. From this vantage point, we are different persons, more whole and more fulfilled. On the other hand, self-transformation is ongoing, not quite reached, always underway. Thus, philosophizing is like starting, again, from the beginning. Then again: on the one hand, self-transformation is an aim and insofar as this is the case it seems to be something we strive for. On the other hand, self-transformation must be already here, with us, for it not to be a vanishing point beyond us and afar.

How can this be? Tomorrow I disentangle the Gordian Knot.

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