"Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
-Alan Watts

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Say you find yourself in a dark or dimly lit room and before you, on a table or pedestal or what have you, there is a bright object. We needn’t give shape or label to what this object is for that will only delude ones thoughts. This object is giving of a light so intense and bright that one cannot bear to look at it even through partially closed eyes. Now, you have some options with what to do, you can choose to continue waiting for your eyes to acclimate to this bright object and in doing so wait an undetermined amount of time and endure the pain of staring at it in wait. You may always choose to simply locate the exit and leave, but I ask that if you chose to do so, observe your choice; figure out what within you is saying that you needn’t spend the time here. Keeping with the idea that you have chosen to stay and not leave, you may choose to shield your eyes from the object because you find it too bright to look at but then, how would you observe the object? One might ask, is it important that I even observe the object. Is it important that I know it’s form or it’s possible markings and that’s a logical question in it’s own right. However if one searches the walls of the room so that they come across a switch, and in activating that switch a larger, softer light is introduced unto the room, is not the brightness of the object somewhat subdued. Can our eyes not now adjust to the larger amount of light shining in so that we may view the object. The important part is not the object you see, that is a finite end result if your goal is simply to view the object and to understand it. Rather, the important portion in all of this is the introduction of additional light. Bring into the situation, that which is beyond yourself.



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