That nameless, eternal immensity that is beyond mere labels and symbolic words, rarely presents itself to humans. Too many of us are of violence, separation, distortion, and fallacies to be open to visitation from that enormity. Our psychological demarcations, which promote false, separative, supposedly dominant centers (i.e., the many obtrusions of “me” and “I”), tend to nullify any possibility for that boundlessness to be revealed. Mental superficiality and illusion negate clear perception. A false center builds a wall around itself and there is nothing much seen beyond the limited confines of that wall. Too many of us have accepted limited viewpoints, patterns, boundaries, and methodologies… and to those we cling. Fortunately, it is beautifully possible to emerge through the rigidities of miseducation and stiff falsities.
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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Fortunately our relationship with nature can help us break through illusions don’t you think? Gorgeous mushrooms!
Yes indeed, Sara! 🙂 That, however, only goes to a limited extent. Nature, though immensely beautiful and magical, also has a lot of conflict, competition, aggressiveness, and ruthless domination within it; we must transcend that, which means going much more beyond what (even) nature can teach.
I have to say that I disagree because nature is aware and above all cooperative – humans have projected our own conflict, competition, ruthlessness etc onto nature so that is what we think we see. Returning to nature to allow her to teach us how to live makes the most sense to me.
Nature is cooperative and competitive. There is, as well as a lot of cooperation, a lot of ruthless violence in nature… and projections (from the human mind) have nothing to do with it. All these things that nature undergoes, however, are part of a natural balance. The mind can be beyond the conflict and violence.
with your last words you give hope to the world, Thomas. Hope you’re not fighting against windmills, have a nice Sunday, regards Mitza
Thanks Mitza! 🙂 Hoping that your Sunday (and week) is superb! It’s a beautiful day and i’ll have to take the camera for a little nature visit!
That’s the best you can do on a beautiful day. Hope you find something nice, regards Mitza
Too many of us have accepted limited viewpoints, patterns, … so very true, sadness to say. We can only hope…
Beautiful capture of the mushrooms, Tom. 🙂
Yes, Amy, if people would only let go of the apron strings of what was milled into them! 🙂 Thanks about the mushrooms! I, just yesterday, watched a YouTube video on mushrooms. They sure are incredible! Their symbiotic and parasitic relationships with trees are really complex and interesting! 🙂
Some people rather choose what they want to believe (don’t let it go…), I guess.
I should go to YouTube to search for this info. Thank you, Tom!
Woow beautiful and exotic ! Great capture Tom 🙂
Thank you, Marcela! 🙂
Thanks, Sylvia! 🙂 Words don’t (and can’t) even give a decent glimpse of it much at all, unfortunately.
Stunning. I really enjoy your writing, as well as the great shots! 🙂
Thanks much, zer0distance! 🙂 When the self is not (psychologically), there is no distance between oneself and other life forms.
Thank you for coming to my blog. Love the cone flower and the mushrooms.