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Burdened and drained of energy…



Thought is a necessary and extremely helpful tool; but it’s only a tool… not the true essence of the organism.  When the mind is cluttered with a myriad of needless thoughts throughout the day (as it is in so many, with their endless fears and habitual, repetitive imagery) … it’s, in a way, like a plant burdened with many insects.  However, don’t merely “try” to eradicate excess thoughts… because that would likely be some thoughts trying to eliminate “other” thoughts (accomplishing, in reality, nothing)… leaving the “plant” remaining rather “buggy.”  (Fabricating more bugs to chase away other bugs leaves one remaining “buggy.”)  Simply observe each series of thoughts without psychological separation (being aware of the space between thoughts as the thoughts perish and end)… and then a natural silence may beautifully occur without effort (i.e., without another fabrication trying to get rid of them).  That natural silence would occur without struggle, without concocted manipulation, without friction, without conflict.

(Of course, there are endless people who prefer to remain buggy!)


[Aphid insects on a wild plant.]

Too much of a good thing.  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Too much of a good thing. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

4 Comments Join the Conversation

  1. Thanks br bulb! (A pear and bulb are both energy conductors, i guess!)

    Also: When i write “without psychological separation” in the posting… one means without the learned separation between the “observer” and “that which is observed.” The “learned separation” (old) way involves needless conflict (which dissipates energy).


  2. Woooooow. I was so taken by this picture truly amazing it caught me it stopped me from scrolling and I had to comment. Thank you for sharing. Love x


  3. Thanks… i’m very appreciative of that!
    Personally, i feel that was written is way more amazing and significant than what the picture entails. The psychological structure of so many people – these days – is full of needless conflict, false domination, and excessive clutter. This is largely due to miseducation and, additionally, to a very primitive mindset and psychological structure. We may be very advanced technologically; but psychologically (and fundamentally in the understanding sense)… we continue to function pretty much basically as the barbarians and violent Romans did. That needs to change.


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