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The Sensitivity of Living Creatures



Each living creature of life has a sensitive vibration of feeling, and many have a cherished awareness.  We human beings somehow think that ours is “superior,” better, and magnificent.  However, with much of our fancy ideas and thinking, we are destroying the ecological balance of the whole… of the globe.  We perceive and think in the ways that we were taught to perceive and think… primarily in parts, fragmentarily.  We see the so-called “outer environment” fragmentally, as what can be used piecemeal, to be exploited, manipulated, and used.  

However, the so-called outer is really not separate from the inner.  The observer is not separate from the observed.  Similarly, space and matter are not separate from what time is.  We are of matter’s (thought’s) doings; we are thought, time, and the movement of time.  The intelligence of meditation takes place when thought is not merely habitual and endless.  Thought/thinking is always partial, always fragmentary, and sequential.  Real meditation is consciousness beyond the stirrings of its content; it is an effortless, unplanned, holistic quietness beyond mere fragmentation and sequential patterns.   The timeless can only reveal itself when the mind intelligently perceives beyond the fragmentary movement of its content.  


Grasshopper enjoying the view … Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2019

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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. What you wrote today is so true. There is a connection among all things: a connection which can be nurtured or broken. I found myself thinking of the title of one of Annie Dillard’s books, Teaching a Stone to Talk. Some people would laugh, saying, impossible! I’m not so sure.


    • Yes, a connection is there. Stones may talk when one fully realizes that the perceiver is the perceived. So if you talk around stones that you see… in a way, the stones are talking. 🙂
      From the ancient Gospel of Thomas:
      Jesus said, “Blessed is he who came into being before he came into being. If you become my disciples and listen to my words, these stones will minister to you.”


  2. Another WOW image – love the detail and colors.
    Accompanied by a truth more people need to grasp the details and colors of … you are contributing to a slow awakening … thank you!


  3. Wonderful shot! When I meditate, I sometimes reach that place beyond fragmentation and sequential patterns–a timeless place. Hard to put into words.


  4. Yes, we like to think we’re smart and above it all, but really we are not. The grasshopper hopefully is pondering life and his next meal, and not his future as he pauses on the leaf. What a great close-up shot Tom.


  5. Had to stop in for a visit and like what I’m seeing and reading here. Great photos and I love your perception of life. Definitely agree with it.


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