On these pages I would like to discuss some aspects of existence in the light of the notion that spatial constellations are sensitive in as much as they are free to change.

Where changeability is limited we can see things and creatures, since they remain at least partly the same, but elsewhere there is a less determined, more open bond.

There was an evolution in which things combined to form more adjustable structures, with ultimately an endless variability arising in the human brain - we experience this as an autonomous consciousness.

I conclude with a plea for giving each eligible voter the right to buy a second vote in political elections, so as to set populism at a disadvantage.

This essay is essentially based on Shankara's reading of the Upanishads and on a work by the german philosopher Max Scheler, Die Stellung des Menschen im Kosmos.

J. Boerlage