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If perception occurs without distortion…

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Love can be in the air,if perception occurs without distortion,
if looking takes place without a so-called central ego

A center apart can’t have profound love in the heart
if everything is seen via ruptured partition and cold separation

They are not thoughts from a true center;
“I” and “mine” are merely accumulated,learned thoughts

Though often cooperative (within “their own limited,little tribe”),
diminutive ants perceive with much friction and separation…(Must we?)

Not “these” are “my” thoughts,
but… “these thoughts”… “these perceptions”

You did not merely “have” jealous thoughts about something;
jealousy was what you were

Not just: “the beautiful bird flapping its wings”…
The wings are the beautiful bird

Not just: “my ideas”…
The ideas are the consciousness

Not just:  “I saw the tree”
…but: “The perception of the tree was what you were”

Not: “I see and feel the many branches”
…but:  “The many branches are not separate from what one is”

Not:  “I looked into the mirror and admired myself”
… but: 
“Due to some undistorted poetry,the truly intelligent mind can possibly reflect upon what transcends mediocre separation”

Not: “These lines of poetry are presently being read by me”
… but: 
“These words of poetry, as reading presently occurs, are not separate from from what one is”

Not just:  “Now I am going to meditate” (as if conditioning can choose to be the unconditioned… as if the smoke can choose to be the flames)
… but (the realization that):  All thoughts (the “I” included as another thought, which it is) cannot ever decide to become (and then actually become) the freedom and non-limitation that they are not

Not (if you are very wise): “I stopped for oncoming traffic”
… but: “The oncoming traffic stopped”

 Friction upon treeland. Photo by Thomas Peace c.2016

Friction upon treeland. Photo by Thomas Peace c.2016

 

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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. Interesting thoughts Tom. From self-centered to be centred on something and its impact on us.

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  2. >> Not: “I see and feel the many branches”
    …but: “The many branches are not separate from what one is”

    >> Not just: “Now I am going to meditate” (as if conditioning can choose to be the unconditioned… as if the smoke can choose to be the flames)
    … but (the realization that): All thoughts (the “I” included as another thought, which it is) cannot ever decide to become (and then actually become) the freedom and non-limitation that they are not

    🙂

    Take care Tom
    Regards

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      • Even though many people have a head in the same size, the brain doesn’t always have the same size and philosophy is something very, very difficult, specially in a foreign language, Thomas. I give a lot of effort but sometimes I don’t really understand it, I must admit. But still I’m very happy that there are very intelligent people like you in wordpress, too, not only people that show their fingernails, if you get what I mean. Thanks for your wishes, we visited a wonderful exhibition from my favorite painter and it was very interesting and inspiring to see these drawings from close up.

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