Isaddictedtothemusic on the task of thinking clearly
[F]ollowing Goethe, Heidegger calls the clearing a primal phenomenon, something so basic and present in our experience that, in sober judgement, we could not say if it were empty or full. But we must say that we, either knowingly or unknowingly, assume its activity, that is, the presentation of beings in experience; it would be foolish to deny that. This activity that characterizes the clearing — the disclosure of beings to experience — is nothing less for Heidegger than an activity of Being. Thus the impetus of the clearing was, at least in embryo, present in the questions behind Being and Time. Attending to this activity of the clearing — which, again, was always the “clearing of Being” for Heidegger — will constitute the new task of thinking for Heidegger.