How are you?

Symbolising the two "levels" of thinking.

Symbolising the two “levels” of thinking.

This common greeting is usually perfunctory and, if answered properly and not monosyllabically, would usually take up far more of the questioners time that he or she had intended. Besides, how often do we really know how we actually are?  Even a more sensible question like, ‘How do you feel?’ or ‘How do you think you are?’ would, perhaps, require one to carry around a chair on which to sit while the question is answered.

How much simpler, and more sensible, is a single word or sign of greeting.

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About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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