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Beyond the gilded cage…

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Existing in fallacy is to remain clinging to learned or absorbed false systems or mistaken beliefs.  A truly dynamic, liberated mind is one that likely transcends beyond all (given) beliefs and manmade patterns… being a mind that perceives without contamination that has been absorbed from others.  It is easy to exist in a slapdash way, merely allowing others (many of whom want power and control) to tell you how to do things.  However, unless one looks with the purity of non-contamination, then what one perceives and believes in may merely be extensions of what others (with motivations involving power and suppression) have planted.  When one supposedly has a belief, it is very likely that one is that belief… not merely something separate (from some kind of manufactured distance) “having” it.

The beauty of real innocence and pure perception (which is what is truly unsullied) is that they — together as one — are beyond secondhand values.  Real innocence transcends self-importance, pompous display, and it goes beyond mere accumulation.  In mere accumulation — including the gathering of images and beliefs — there is a “getting more and more,” which inflates the self (via increments of images, internal components, and others’ patterns).  With uncontaminated, innocent perception, there is a seeing beyond the self and the accumulations that fill (and make) the self.  It may be that profound relationship goes beyond any mental accumulations that constitute the self.  Real relationship and true selflessness may not be two different things.

 Dragonfly and Damselfly. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Dragonfly and Damselfly. 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 mindfulness sayings and/or poetry that deals with 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: tom8pie.com (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. Yes!… but not acupuncture. Someone I know had a very bad experience with acupuncture. Mitza, for my arthritis, I continue to take all kinds of natural herbs and supplements that are beneficial to a good extent. However, the severity of it is so intense that no combination of supplements works entirely. I think it’s a combination of genetic factors and all that lifting that I did for many years as a teacher for the multiply handicapped. Fortunately, one has a high tolerance for pain.

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