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Real Mystery…

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The mystery behind all of life cannot be discovered by the mundane known, by the ordinary and measurable.  The accumulation of knowledge, no matter how seemingly vast, is always limited, always partial.  Most of our minds were conditioned to discover by way of measuring (e.g., recognizing) with (and from) knowledge.  The timeless, the immeasurable, however, cannot merely be discovered via measurement in mere time.  Most of us were trained to look and to exist using only certain modes…. and we remain in (and “as”) what those modes are.  The limited, no matter how hard it tries, cannot ever penetrate the unlimited.  (Even the best scientists and physicists are in the dark about so very much.)

To understand real mystery, the mind must, itself, become the majestic mysterious.  That means leaving the known, the accumulated, and putting them aside.  Very few are willing to do that.  Consciously, or unconsciously, they still (in one form or another) cling to the known.  They continue to measure, to endlessly use symbols,  to separate, and follow methodologies.

Even in quantum mechanics, the moment something is measured, the wave-function collapses and mere limitation and locality ensues.  We can blend with the whole when we stop being what reacts and measures as we were programmed to.  Too many of us function as mere points in locality… which is limited, barbaric, selfish, fragmentary, and which negates real compassion and deep understanding.

Honey Bee Feeding. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Honey Bee Feeding. 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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      • I always try my best, Thomas. Plese do not forget that English is not my mother-tongue and I have to look-up a lot of difficult words, which takes a lot of time as I have more that 1.500 followers. Have a nice day, regards Mitza

      • I know, Mitza! I was not suggesting that you were merely stuck in the words… i was just suggesting to (if possible) go beyond them on your own. Really, it is very admirable that you can decipher the English language so well! I know very little of other languages and couldn’t even begin to realize the word meanings. English is hard enough for me — that one language — and i’m still learning it! 🙂

  1. The mind can’t transcend the mind; it must be quiet to allow for deeper parts of the self to experience the transcendental spiritual states, and to understand physical matter (the seeming physical reality), however, this process is like an opinion, many layers are peeled, and peeled. In fact, awareness is not static, it’s moment to moment awareness.

    Fab pic of the bee! 🐝 Terrific detail and it’s also very charming and heartwarming.

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    • Geez, the iPad is changing my words again, I meant to say: this process is like an onion

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      • Thank you about the honey bee, Genie. 🙂
        Personally, i don’t think it’s like an onion at all. It’s not merely a process; if it was, it would be just another sequential movement in (and “as”) time, which it isn’t. Awareness isn’t static, but it’s not dependent on time either.

        People might think that their philosophical/spiritual perspectives are the same as what i write about, but they may not be whatsoever. No offense, but i would appreciate it if people didn’t add their personal insights to mine (as if they were expanding on what i write about).

  2. “People might think that their philosophical/spiritual perspectives are the same as what i write about, but they may not be whatsoever. No offense, but i would appreciate it if people didn’t add their personal insights to mine (as if they were expanding on what i write about).”

    I thought that we were discussing things, not adding insights, this is why I usually don’t comment on my own blog; too many misunderstandings can happen and it can take away from the post. I’m sorry about not being sensitive to how you would prefer comments.

    Seems to me, from your comment to Mitza and me, that you are feeling edgy and perhaps feeling not heard, maybe in physical pain? idk, I just wish that I hadn’t annoyed you.
    You can delete any comments of mine that are offensive to you.

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      • Well, I could do that about my poetry too, but I don’t. It’s rude to tell, someone what or how to think. Everyone has their own response to what they read/see, polite dialogue is nice, but telling someone what to think or — “go beyond the words”, is dictatorial, from how I see it.
        And of all things, you discuss Buddhist/Taoist type of perceptions, which have no place for attacking a woman, I know it from you attacking me, it gave me insomnia last night, my sleep was very broken and short, your attack upon Mitza and me got me all disappointed in all of humanity, that with good will, one gets attacked, and for not even being rude.

        In fact, I percieved Mitza as being very polite, and your reposnse to her very cranky and mysogonistic. You were telling her what to do/think/percieve. While she was doing her best (in a second language) to convey gratitude for your post and also she was kindly wishing you a lovely day; I really don’t get it how that could elicit a cranky response from you.

        Like I said, you can delete and comments that I have made (including this one) since I seem to trigger anger in you and offend you. It’s not my intention to offend nor attack; I share my feelings and perceptions.

  3. Genie, you are projecting all kinds of things onto me that are not at all true. I was just being kind and polite to Mitza… not cranky in the least. That is why i put smiley faces (for one thing) as part of my response to her. Plus, like i said, i frequently request everyone to go beyond symbolic words. What is cranky about that? If that is “cranky” then all the truly wise men of all time are (indeed) “cranky.”

    It is not “dictatorial” to say it either, especially when one (as i did) used the word “please.” Additionally, i was not “attacking” you or trying to attack you. I carefully used the kind words “no offense,” and was very polite. I was attacking neither Mitza nor you. Why project that (pigeonhole) onto me?

    Additionally, beyond all the other things that you (for some reason) inappropriately projected me as having — like a feeling of edginess, feeling unheard, and feeling physical pain — i am not angry. I merely (politely) indicated that i prefer people to not add their philosophical interpretations in my blog (which may lead people to think that they are an extension of my own). I don’t mind if people write philosophical comments in my blog’s comment section, but i would prefer (if they do) that they stipulate that their philosophical interpretations are theirs alone (or someone else’s) and have nothing to do with mine. I am not suggesting that i am a great teacher… but the teachings of many true wise men were distorted by others over time.

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    • Tom, please refrain from telling me how to percieve your comments, I have a right to my own feelings and thoughts, it’s not your place to order me to see things your way.

      Are you referring to yourself about wise men’s teaching becoming distorted by others over time?
      The truth is not afraid of investigation. All wise women/men who are truly wise, are also humble, because they know that no one knows the truth with a capital T, we can learn from everyone.

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      • P.S. When I said that perhaps you are in physical pain, it was in reference to another post of yours where you mentioned that you have severe osteoarthritis in your hands.

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