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Smoke and Mirrors… (Multi-Photo)



There was a comedian on television the other night… and she said: “It seems like everyone is online as a philosopher or spiritual adviser these days… telling you to ‘love everything as one,’  or to ‘be at one with nature,’ but then — at the office, at work — they characteristically act nasty, indifferent, and cold.”

There are endless volumes of material being put out on the internet, in books, and other media — by innumerable so-called “experts” — chock full of advice on spirituality, philosophy, meditation, and mindfulness… yet, essentially, only very, very few of the people conveying their endless tips and suggestions have experienced or gone through profound enlightenment whatsoever.   Here’s the thing:   A lot of blind people think that they’ve seen the light; but this “thinking” is not the actuality.   There are a million ways to go wrong — though they may seem fine and dandy (and wonderful) — and many people take others with them through such ways.

From Stephen Crane:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (This poem also occurs within my book.)


A learned man came to me once.

He said: “I know the way. –come.”

And I was overjoyed at this.

Together we hastened.

Soon, too soon, were we

Where my eyes were useless,

And I knew not the ways of my feet.

I clung to the hand of my friend;

But at last he cried: “I am lost.”


Beyond smoke. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Beyond smoke. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Beyond smoke. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Beyond smoke. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

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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!...

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  1. Everyone is looking for the magic answer and there are a lot of fake magicians out there! Lovely photos of the singular bee. 🙂


  2. Thanks, both of you! 🙂

    Yes, there are tons of fake “magicians” out there… all spewing out all kinds of illusions! There are also very famous entities (in the spiritual realm) with tons of followers (and with many, many books and videos that they’ve cranked out). However — though their writings and messages seem exotic and wonderful — these too have not actually been there. So… there are endless entities who have cranked out all kinds of literature about taking others there — to that living enormity — when, all along, they haven’t been there themselves. There’s no “being close” to being there; either one has been there or one hasn’t. Claiming to be close doesn’t cut it; 2nd rate is about as significant as 86th rate;(E.E.Cummings was right); falsely claiming is ludicrous too. And the very few who have actually been there are lost (i.e., are difficult to find) in this vast, endless sea of misleading literature. (Be as a fish and swim upstream… swim out of that sea,,, if you can.)

    “the divine right of majorities
    that illegitimate offspring of the
    divine right of kings” Homer Lea)

    here are five simple facts no sub

    human superstate ever knew
    (1)we sans love equals mob
    love being youamiare(2)

    the holy miraculous difference between

    firstrate & second implies nonth
    inkable enormousness by con
    trast with the tiny stumble from second to tenth

    rate(3)as it was in the begin
    ning it is now and always will be or
    the onehundredpercentoriginal sin
    cerity equals perspicuity(4)

    Only The Game Fish Swims Upstream &(5)
    unbeingdead isn’t beingalive


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