Love is not of limitation. It is endless; as such it goes beyond the rather false boundaries concocted by man. Too many of us exist — not wholly, not globally — in fractional modes that inevitably contribute to friction, conflict, war and separation in the world. Too many of us cling to separative religions, governmental groups, isolated (fictional, man-made) regions, and old, polluting routines and addictions (which we merely accept). These things are an extension of our inner fractional and disjointed psychology. Too many of us think that there is a separate center that is internally apart from what is perceived. (A so-called separate center inevitably projects selfishness; it is folly and it is deception.) Too many of us were miseducated and we apperceive and function through (and “as”) this separative miseducation. This can change. The world can become whole, safe, and clean. For that to happen, each of us is responsible for getting the mind whole, safe, and clean. Clean means unpolluted.
Damsel in distress (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016
Damsel in distress (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016
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.
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Thank you! Keep those African animals safe! 🙂
I prefer the green one 😀
So do i… but a little art is interesting too. 🙂
Such delicate beauty in the wings.
Yes, Karen… so glad you notice it. Besides the damselflies, a lot of dragonflies have that delicate beauty too! 🙂
that’s completely true, Thomas. Hope a lot of people hear your words, have a nice day, regards Mitza
I hope so too, Mitza! 🙂 Sometimes i suspect that many are not caring enough about the depth of the words and are more into the photos. But that’s life!
Very dry here lately; i’ll have to water the plants later for sure!
you are probably right, Thomas. It’s very difficult what you write and takes time to read and understand, for me even more because it’s not my mother tongue. If I have time, I try to do it.
I could send you a lot of rain, it’s raining every day and quite cold for summer. I’m happy to visit Greece soon, longing for the sun… regards Mitza
Mitza, i can’t imagine trying to read and understand stuff in a language other than my own! Amazing that you can understand even some of it! Good for you! 🙂
Yes, send us some rain! It is as dry as a bone here!
Enjoy Greece much! 🙂 (The closest that i’ll get to Greece is with the grease on my bicycle!)
Way too many people… sadly to say. Thank you for your insights, Tom.
You’ve got that right, Amy! 🙂 I’m used to it though… and how it affects their perspectives and responses.
Yeah, we tend to see far too many ideas and practices as somehow being set in stone rather than being socially constructed and therefore very open to change if we have the vision and will.
Yes, Jean! 🙂 Even the very structure of our language affects how we see things. The Algonquin Native Americans, for instance, had a language based more on verbs and flowing… rather than on nouns and static things; that affected how they perceived (which may have been more accurate than the way we see things). We all take way too much for granted!
How very interesting about the verbs and nouns. I wonder do we, as individuals, have tendencies towards one or other of these depending on how we feel, were brought up etc.
Jean, our culture and education dictate how we see things. We (most of us anyway) look through the screen of conditioning by which we were taught… and we perceive according to those patterns. A language based more on verbs may mean that much more action and flowing is perceived, rather than stagnant objects and unchanging things. If we go beyond our conditioning — which we can — we may see things in a totally different light. However, most of us don’t do that!
I agree with you completely. Not enough people see that we are all part of a greater whole. Instead they’re constantly looking selfishly inwards. Your photos are stunning. I love the ‘arty’ one – it looks almost like embroidery! You have a beautiful blog. 🙂
Thanks, afairymind! 🙂 I’m very glad that you are keen on perceiving holistically. Please read more of my postings (from the past) if you have time. Personally, i value the words (and what they point to, beyond words) way more than the rather photos. I also (and you can’t share them on the 2D internet) make true 3D full-color holograms; they are much more beautiful and have superb depth… but not the depth (i hope) that the words point to.
Hopefully, the more people may grow apart, the more they may grow closer, eventually. We are all pieces of the same puzzle, anyway, no piece more important, or more beautiful, than another. That should give us strength.
The photos make me think of the “higher” colors in the spectrum, green and yellow, then blue and violet, somehow almost like evolution of the human mind. As for the pink, they say it doesn’t even exist. It’s what is left of the white light after we take out the green. 🙂
Well, i hope that we grow to see beyond the superficial boundaries that tend to divide us. 🙂 Pink might not really exist… but, then, neither do illusory egos that think that they are separate from the world and its creatures.
The stronger the connection between the photos and the ideas in the text, then. 🙂
monkey think maybe clean mind = quiet mind what = unpolluted with arbitrary language & symbol what move human creature several step away from experience of deep silent realness. but monkey not = smart philosopher so maybe monkey = wrong.
Actually, true deep silence is not merely an experience. Most people (great apes of the species Homo sapiens) are afraid to be nothing. So they cling to the known and to experience (which is of the known) just like all of the other primates do. (No offense intended.) 🙂
no offense taken by monkey.
Great shots Tom, it’s hard to keep the mind clean and pure in today’s society but definitely worth the effort, great post photo’s and writing.
Very lovely. I’m very new to photography so it’ll be a while before I can capture a butterfly’s wings so clearly.