Sensibility can involve and does involve the ability to receive sensations. We wholeheartedly pursue pleasurable sensations throughout our life. We often avoid sensations that are unpleasant or uncomfortable. Thoughts are often involved in the pursuit of pleasurable sensations and in the avoidance of uncomfortable sensations. Reactions, as thoughts and feelings, often involve sensations of various types… and pursuit or avoidance involving them. Many of the cravings and evasions of people are learned (i.e., absorbed from others). What others — in overall society — pursue and crave is often examined and copied. Needless to say, in this day and age, many are into heavy partying, exotic vacations, and all kinds of entertainment. Much of this involves endlessly trying to find exciting and pleasurable sensations.
One can go on, for many decades, perpetually pursuing one pleasurable experience after another (ruining the environment along the way)… just as one has learned to do by observing many others (who buzz along in large fossil-fueled vehicles). It may be, however, that the values involved in a life of doing that kind of thing are rather superficial, without real depth. To remain in such a state may be rather infantile. Sensibility can also, beyond the aforementioned involvement with limited sensations, pertain to an acute awareness with an overall accompanying perception and intelligence involving what is significant and prudent. Real prudence involves sagacity and sensibility beyond what was merely poured into one by others. Such prudence goes far beyond what is merely pleasurable into realms that help life and humanity (without getting anything in return). The childish mind will be incapable of such prudence; real depth will elude such a mind.
Endlessly pursuing one pleasure after another (without depth), and a donkey perpetually chasing a carrot suspended from a stick tied to its saddle, both have a lot in common. Intelligence goes beyond mere reaction; it is not what is bound in (and “as”) endless reactions. What is restricted and circumscribed is limited. Sensibly going beyond the limitations of what is ordinary may be real intelligence. The carrot is really not something that is truly separate from the donkey, though he thinks it is. The next time desire takes place, please consider the possibility that it is what you actually are, not merely what you have.
Carrot Groping (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017
Carrot Groping (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017
We trot in eternity
though most see transiency
We move with infinity
though most react temporarily
We silently sail among endless waves
they thirst in thought’s bone-dry deserts
We are visited by the timeless
they are late for their appointments
Beyond limitation (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017
Beyond limitation (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017
Happy Halloween… and here’s a huge, new threat to horses! Remember, however, nothing is quite as scary as the presidential campaign in the U.S. around now! Ahhhhhhhhhh!
A Huge New Threat To Horses! Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016
Love is not of limitation. It is endless; as such, it goes beyond the rather false boundaries concocted by man. In its vastness, love permeates (and includes) all apparent things. Love dissolves and shatters all boundaries… and then — rather magically and profoundly — so-called separate things are no longer separate (and, hence, are no longer just things). Being limitless, love goes beyond definitions. Those who are stuck in (and who merely perceive by) definitions and labels… tend to be oblivious regarding profound love. A mind that is intelligent enough to go beyond being immersed in (and “as”) mere abstractions, learned separations, and inherited perspectives, may luckily move parallel with that immense movement beyond cold boundaries.
Up close and personal. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016
Up close and personal. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016
Close to the dazzling ocean
I wanted to mentor them
each and every single,spraying drop
each and every friend
Inside the combative,clashing waves
I tried to comfort them
within endlessly flowing life currents
with end inside of begin
Deep within the winding forest
we shouted loud to them
but no human sounds were ever heard
nothing but bold,towering trees within
Inside each of the ever joyous trees
perennial,green life continues to grow
without neural networks of pain
without the need to know
The journey is the destination. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015
The journey is the destination. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015
On an extremely small, green planet, there was a large animal called “horse” that had four legs…
and not one of the legs felt it was separate from the other legs.
Each leg — of “horse” — walked and galloped in great beauty and harmony with the other legs;
had one or more of the legs felt it(they) was(were) separate from the other legs,
“horse” would kick and buck in disharmony.
Upon this diminutive planet, called “earth,” there were also billions of inhabitants, called “humans,”
and these “humans,” with bipedal legs, mostly thought that they were separate from those
upon other legs. They often fought in vicious wars and kicked others who walked and ran on two legs.
They also hunted and harmed many of those walking on four legs and were also often mindlessly indifferent
about the environment containing all the legs. However, a small few sagaciously and harmoniously realized
that their legs were not at all separate… and that none of the legs were really separate whatsoever.
(Note: Left click on the art-oriented one to see the detail. Click on arrow to return.)
Eight legs. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015
Eight legs. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015
little four legs
ears listening bright
innocent and beautiful
quiet eyes soaking all the light
little four legs
legs standing true
beyond limited fences
wander forever and new
Beauty exemplified. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015
Beauty exemplified. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015
. Ignorance is to, unfortunately, be caught in a vast matrix — such as the matrix of time — and not deeply understand its essence or nature.
. Artwork depicting magnificent prehistoric horses with leopard spotting exists in prehistoric cave paintings in Europe.
Appaloosa beauty… by Thomas Peace 2013
. It is so easy for the mind to deceive itself, for it to believe in its own or in others’ delusions. Only a mind that is simple and unburdened sees reality as it really is.
. [She’s a blond, brunette, and redhead… all rolled into one! And, of course, she has plenty of simple, down-to-earth horse sense!] 😉
Real Horse Sense… by Thomas Peace 2013