The whole realm of thinking is figurative, fragmentary, and of symbolic representations (that are conditioned). Don’t merely dwell in the field of the conditioned virtual. You can’t hug a concept of a child. Don’t — as so many do — mostly exist in (and “as”) symbols; symbols (as words and mental images) are mere tokens. Most, even when they look at the world, see with (and “as”) the patterns and symbols that they were taught. Look without separative symbols and learned images.
Shadow of thinking. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015
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.
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He/she is looking right at me. Great photo. Kind of want to shake his/her “hand” and say, hello.
Thanks so much, Jude!
We had a rough day today. I took my car to the dealer for an oil change, and they must have done something wrong and (on the way home on the expressway) the car engine sounded like it seized and then it died right there on the expressway. I sometimes get premonitions of things that happen before they happen… and that is what happened this time. As I was getting into the car at the dealer, I had a strong feeling that they did something wrong with the oil change. But I dismissed the feeling and just drove off from the dealer’s place. It was weird, with semi trucks flying inches from the car and me; I was in a very precarious spot! I’m OK… but am still shaken up a bit. Something else! I don’t drink… but I feel like I could use a stiff drink! 🙂
Oh, my. A definite bad day! Scary spot to try to extricate yourself from. Glad you didn’t get splatted alongside dead car.
Those “feelings.” Never ignore them. Of course, the dealership would wonder what in the world you were complaining about before leaving.
Again, glad you’re okay!!!
Thanks so much, Jude! I’m still rather shaken up by it!