love the fool

“I must learn to love the fool in me the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs, and cries.” ~ Theodore Isaac Rubin

what transformation means to me


Merriam Webster’s Online Dictionary

1: an act, process, or instance of transforming or being transformed
2: false hair worn especially by a woman to replace or supplement natural hair
3 a (1): the operation of changing (as by rotation or mapping) one configuration or expression into another in accordance with a mathematical rule ; especially : a change of variables or coordinates in which a function of new variables or coordinates is substituted for each original variable or coordinate
(2): the formula that effects a transformation
b: function 5a
c: an operation that converts (as by insertion, deletion, or permutation) one grammatical string (as a sentence) into another ; also : a formal statement of such an operation
4: genetic modification of a bacterium by incorporation of free DNA from another bacterial cell ; also : genetic modification of a cell by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA 

transitive verb

1 a: to change in composition or structure
b: to change the outward form or appearance of
c: to change in character or condition : convert
2: to subject to mathematical transformation
3: to cause (a cell) to undergo genetic transformation
My post is concerned with number 1 of the explanation of the noun: an act, process, or instance of transforming or being transformed – obviously correlated to the verb number 1 a to c: to change in composition or structure;  to change the outward form or appearance of;  to change in character or condition.
These transformation can take place:

  • first on the physical level ( body; clothes; surrounding; machines; furniture; your dwelling; raw materials into a composition, like food into a meal) and
  • second on an intangible level (soul, character, life, mind, thinking process).

Both aspects can be accelerated by using power tools – either physically powered mechanical tools, such as drills, jack-hammers, chain saws or the like – or metaphysical tools, such as top seminars, hypnosis, guided meditation, drugs, or similar things.

The word transformation originates from the Latin  ‘trans’ – meaning ‘through’ – and the word ‘formare’ – meaning ‘building a form’, ‘structure’. therefor transformation means to me ‘going through different forms’, ‘changing form’. Nothing ever is static, we are constantly changing – our appearance, our minds, our surrounding.

This blog is about applying tools – power tools – to this process.