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Bergson, Henri - Time and Free Will - Anticipation and hope

Identifier

003714

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Henri Bergson – Time and Free Will

What makes hope such an intense pleasure is the fact that the future which we dispose of to our liking, appears to us at the same time under a multitude of forms, equally attractive and equally possible. 

Even if the most coveted of these becomes realised, it will be necessary to give up the others, and we shall have lost a great deal.

The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities is thus more fruitful than the future itself; and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality

The source of the experience

Bergson, Henri

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Desire
Hope
Objective

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Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Inherited genes
Relaxation

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