introspection

Trispectivism, what it is all about?

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What is trispectivism, well, etymologically speaking, the word is constructed from three parts: tri, which means “three”; spectiv, which derives from the Latin word specere, meaning “to look”; and the suffix ism, which, when added to a word, usually indicates an act, state, theory, belief, or principle.

It basically means that a person, any person, always have the trispectivism in mind, the division into three perspectives. According to this division, there are three different unitemporal and omnipresent aspects that create the basics of trispectivism:

  • The individual
  • The universal
  • The interaction, the unity of the two

The concept, as such, is not new, and those who have never heard of it will not feel lost or confused for the simple reason that it is as natural as living. Every living creature has it, feels it, and realizes and reacts to it, subconsciously or not.

Trispectivism is what we should think of whenever we want to have a more profound understanding about any aspect—think about the individual, the I or the individual All; secondly, think about the universal, the collective aspect, the universal All; and lastly, think about the Intercommunication, Interconnection or Interdependence between the two.

Hand_with_Reflecting_Sphere, M. C. Escher

The degree of each of the three aspects that you should consider differs with the concept you are analyzing. Using trispectivism means that first you should consider the issue (any issue) as a complete All in which you find the universal All as every aspect that has an effect on it, no matter direct or indirect, lasting or brief. From that universal All, you can now extract aspects and see as an individual All.

Every time you examine one aspect, your perspective changes and an important introspective process is unavoidable. This introspection, or analysis, is actually the third concept of trispectivism, meaning the Interconnection of the individual All with the universal All.

Difficult or seems too imaginative to grasp? Like any perspective we are not accustomed to, it is hard to comprehend without examples. This is why I wrote this book, to present the reader with some insight about the life we share and as many examples, ideas and aspects to ponder about as it is possible to fit in 287 pages. In this blog, I will continue with this task and write about trispectivism in life (as well as other useful references).