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The Curtain lies… between here and there…


What is distance?  There is distance between you and another living organism.  There is distance between yesterday and today.  There is distance between one cloud in the sky and another.  However, is there really separation?  There is, for instance, distance between your index finger and your ring finger.  However, is your index finger really something separate from your ring finger?   When I was very young, I used to be an avid fisherman… until I realized that the distance of the fishing line did not contribute to any separation whatsoever.  Supposedly separate countries (that are divided up upon this globe), by man-made demarcations, might not be in such friction with each other if they deeply saw the interconnection involving all.  Separate islands, for example, may seem very separate until one probes deeper and perceives how (under the water surface) they actually connect and are one.

Many people were taught that they control their thoughts from a distance (or from something separate).  However, the actuality of the matter is that there is no distance (or even separation) between the thinker and the thoughts (if the thinker is part of thought — is a protrusion of thought — which it is).  How we perceive is often (or usually) dictated by (and shaped by) thought.  Many perceive — both internally and (therefore) externally — with a learned separation that is fragmentary, erroneous, self-oriented, and rather robotic.   (We are not talking about foolishly blending in and walking into walls here; we are discussing about going beyond inelegant, unevolved perceptions.)  Many of us “think” that we are very modern and sophisticated; but the fact may be that we are still very barbarous, deeply primitive, and crude (with gross separation and archaic division drilled into our psyches).  Look, for instance, (and read the current news) at what humans are doing in the world.  We can do better.

Soldier Beetles patrolling the area. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Soldier Beetles patrolling the area. 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. Hi Tom, I’m still faraway from home “vacation” yet no distance at all and I still enjoy your wonderful writing, your valuable philosophical thoughts including the way you present your beautiful image😊 Thank you Tom. Enjoy your Sunday… Beth


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