So the universe really does have an edge! Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2021
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Whenever consciousness looks at something, the image or pattern of that something is what the mind becomes.

One can, if one is wise, perceive deeper than what mere separative patterns entail; then there is a most beautiful wholeness.

Forgiveness is great, but there are some callous situations where forgiveness would neither be intelligent nor wise.

Merely sticking to one’s family is only OK if you realize that all living creatures are your family.

It may be that sometimes viruses are nature’s way of curbing overpopulation; this has happened many times in the past.

She had a most beautiful, kind mind, and how she looked on the outside didn’t matter a whole lot.

You can lead a mule to water but you can’t make him enlightened.

A wise mind of perpetuity exists beyond any real, substantial ending.

So the universe really does have an edge! Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2021
So, the universe really does have an edge! Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2021

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  1. Wow Tom so many ideas to respond to! ”

    Whenever consciousness looks at something, the image or pattern of that something is what the mind becomes”

    Doesn’t that mind include a body? We do live our lives through bodies don’t we?

    If we see consciousness as something that occurs all the way down then awareness is all around us – in every bug or tree – but perhaps not so well connected in humans because we have split mind from body.

    I do know that if I am totally engaged with something – yesterday it was a poplar stick that looked like it had been gnawed on by teeny beavers (!) – I do become it – I lose all sense of separateness – a gift – but then Must return to the self that is walking in the woods…

    I see many images that are examples of underlying patterns – maybe all are – we live in a world of mystery.

    Great Post and I love that bug and what if the universe(s) combined edges are that of awareness?

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    • Everything we perceive we see in our heads, and inside our heads we’re seeing what we’re inside of. Trying to separate ourselves from the feedback loop has proven difficult. It’s all one thing.

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    • Yes, you are right, Sara, such a mind includes a body and the body is part of the mind. 😊 And yes, unfortunately, many humans have split mind from body (and separated so many other things).

      And i would suggest not caring as much about what is self and what is not-self. Just be the observing. 😁

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      • Excellent point about self not self – our educational system makes such a big deal out of individuality and look at where we are now – what a mess.

  2. Great thoughts/principles … cannot help but see that ladybug as dangling at the end of the last thought wondering “where do I go next?” [For my part, I went back to the top and read ’em all a second time, “seconding” each.]

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  3. Talk about living on the edge – never good for humans or for pretty ladybirds either. This an amazing close-up Tom – look at those dots. Not all humans can connect the dots – you can.

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  4. Great capture of the lady bug at the end of the branch!! You have to be paying close attention to get that one. I like your philosophy. Wax on.

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