the precipice of motion is the ideal of freedom, the visual delight of the endless fascination of our journey. if our eyes are our mouths, then the map is food indeed. reality is what we learned on the back of cornflake packets over breakfast growing up. copley is the epicentre of a new model of constructing overlapping realities into a semicohesive braid which kinda mostly works. some one wise in town said to me today, leaning back on a power tool, i’ve come to accept there are 103 different realities in this town. and i leaned down out of the combine harverster and offered: yeah, and this place has no one imposing a compulsory reality structure over everyone, that’s why, that’s why love it so much, that’s what makes it so impossible and wouldn’t have it any other way. waveforms collpase in the city, traffic, wifi, starbucks and real estate, but out here reality has a chance to take multiplicity of pathways. in a town this size, with no official structure within the bounds, just a bunch of diverse people living together, wow, anything can happen, and does every day. what was i talking about again?
something to ponder……….if we all stay in our houses sitting alone and never wander out, thinking our reality is just within those walls…..unobserved……does our behaviour change? Do we change our attitudes? Are we aware of how others think? Are our movements and thought patterns influenced by the non-observance as well as the observers when we venture out?
this bible quote, as read, gives mankind the right to do whatever he/she pleases, regardless of the consequences. So, when it is a time to hate, it can also follow that you can kill. Kinda goes against the Ten Commandments somewhat!!
But a lot of people believe the new testament over-rides the old. Who actually wrote this? I think it is attributed to Paul aka Saul of Tarsus. So long since I have read any of this stuff.
I think ecclesiastics is reflecting the zen of nothingness that inspires the double coupled reality continuum that encompasses all and nothing simultaneously with the finite length of the infinite super string..see what I mean..I think Krishna would have ‘dug’ this part of the bible as well in that it reminds me of the great battle scene and the bhagavad gita lecture where hand extended Krishna reminds Arjun of his prime imperative to uphold and protect the truth….not sure of the origins of the original piece but it must have been intended beyond time to be sung by pete seeger and hippies everywhere in the 60s
You may just be right Nigel….tis difficult being and thinking in a zen-like manner after such a giant leap of faith to set out on this journey with nothing. Guess I haven’t landed yet and reluctant to head down to earth cos the landing may be a bit rocky. tis getting tiring flapping the wings to stay aloft…hope it isn’t a crash landing. Would hate to bend the wings, it took so long to collect the feathers one by one, then put it all together. It took years to learn to fly, first to conquer fear, then taking little hops and leaps, to realising one day the earth was far below, the stars within reach. But still this child of flight knows nothing, understands little, is always just questions. “But WHY?” the call on the wind screams out, waiting for the answer, but none seem to come. Is this for later? But why?
Was there any wisdom in the words…’ours is not to reason why ours is but to do or die’..isn’t it that we are experiencing one aspect of a physical playground and that doingness is an aspect of beingness which enables us to fly. I recall a very animated african prancing around the Daintree forest pondering such and asking any person, every person in his unique african accident…something like…’nigel…for why are we here?…for why are we here?’ to which I could not find any satisfactory answer…and then months later Faruk appeared again (still on the run from immigration) and I said Faruk for what is the answer the question…to which he smiled and said..’oh yes..the answer…for why are we here…we are here to realise god’…to which I said thats a good answer 🙂
just to be….hhhhmmmmm
is it greed to want more, to question every action, to search for clues, dig out the answer, hold that treasure in ones hand?
or selfishness to hold so close, that golden second of illumination.
can it be the only reason for life of soul here on earth, to just experience inside a skin. gravity weighing one down, filling sight with extravagant skies, filling mind with ideas and thoughts
feeling emotions from end to end?
one step closer to god, but we are god, are we not?
the stuff of space is within us, the stars expand in our minds
we mirror all around us, in physical being and health, in mental aberrations, in spiritual accuity. but still the understanding escapes…….the why of it all………….
Was it not confucious who said ‘curiosity kills the cat’? but how dull is a live cat that never looks for the mice or roams the garden in play…was it not only last year – the most wonderful night of my life, a full moon illuminates the ranges and one and ones love roams the contours wondering all such paradox and to see a flash yonder and to approach with excitement to take and then to stop in realisation that one cannot claim the moons reflection in a piece of long forgotten broken glass. Such is the realisations of illumination these moments last beyond forever and back again. There is nothing to stop the wondering mind not even death and maybe the essence of consciousness is the question to the answer revealed outside of time which is maybe why question to the answer was never mine.
Comment by Nigel Carney — April 16, 2008 @ 5:34 pm
guess it is not the answer but the question we are seeking…its 42….”Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy”
com-passion is a double edged sword which should be swung bravely or not at all..from latin com(with)passion (passus) to suffer with..in that sometimes its well to suffer with and sometimes its best to leave well alone and allow those that need to suffer the space to do it by themselves..nothing worse than interrupting someone in the middle of their own suffering for the sake of sympathy (sorryness-together) if you are not sorry or have nothing to be sorry for…empathy
Comment by Nigel Carney — April 17, 2008 @ 2:19 pm
hell yes! Compass-ion – direction of the energy…good pick up ed, you can keep your job!!
Comment by Nigel Carney — April 17, 2008 @ 7:33 pm
Are we meant to fight all the injustice, to shed light on the darkness, to work towards a better society, improve our environment or are we supposed to just live our lives in isolation and distanced from all the suffering? Surely one is meant to make a difference, to leave this planet in a better state than how we found it? To, at least try? Or do we do nothing?
Can our imagining a perfect world, make it so?