This is the corny 2-dollar sign I have hanging in my home office. And life motto. I had a lot of hearty nothingness to talk about in this week’s post (link in bio, etc. etc). Here’s the intro that’s supposed to lure you into coming to my site: “I’m lying on the floor of my office, watching the clouds outside my window upside down. This is the exact spot my dog likes to sunbathe in. I can see why she likes it so much.” Hope you’re enjoying your Saturday! #blog#blah#redwine#nothingness
In this moment.
My Yoga practice.
The beginner may ask.
Then what is Yoga.
And that’s where the magic begins.
The not knowing.
The continuous surrender.
The humbling of one Self.
To at each morning.
We wake closer
To the Truth.
Our teachers hint to us.
While we are groggy with sleep.
Ignorance is in the way.
Move the ignorance. ~~Words by @upadesa #poetry#yoga#shavasana#yogi#nothingness
Reading a post via @sabine_nottwo of Douglas Harding * Only Changed the Dress Code a bit * <3
What actually happened was something absurdly simple and unspectacular: I stopped thinking. A peculiar quiet, an odd kind of alert limpness or numbness, came over me. Reason and imagination and all mental chatter died down. For once, words really failed me. Past and future dropped away. I forgot who and what I was, my name, womanhood, animalhood, all that could be called mine. It was as if I had been born that instant, brand new, mindless, innocent of all memories. There existed only the Now, that present moment and what was clearly given in it. To look was enough. And what I found was a Nizhoni Turqoise flower dress terminating downwards in pink toe nails, flower sleeves terminating sideways in a pair of pink hands, and a turquoise decollate terminating upwards in—absolutely nothing whatever! Certainly not in a head.
It took me no time at all to notice that this nothing, this hole where a head should have been was no ordinary vacancy, no mere nothing. On the contrary, it was very much occupied. It was a vast emptiness vastly filled, a nothing that found room for everything—room for grass, trees, swans, and far above a row of angular clouds riding the blue sky. I had lost a head and gained a world.
It was all, quite literally, breathtaking. I seemed to stop breathing altogether, absorbed in the Given. Here it was, this superb scene, brightly shining in the clear air, alone and unsupported, mysteriously suspended in the void, and (and this was the real miracle, the wonder and delight) utterly free of "me", unstained by any observer. Its total presence was my total absence, body and soul. Lighter than air, clearer than glass, altogether released from myself, I was nowhere around.
Yet in spite of the magical and uncanny quality of this vision, it was no dream, no esoteric revelation. Quite the reverse: it felt like a sudden waking from the sleep of ordinary life, an end to dreaming. It was self-luminous reality for once swept clean of all obscuring mind. It was the revelation, at long last, of the perfectly obvious. #nothingness 🙏🍀💜🦋🌸😘💃🏽🌎
#freeyourmind#funtunnels#people#firetunnel#beyourself#becool 😎 #adultswimfestival 🚨 #journey#life#brushyoteeth#cat pajamas #idk#dandecon#trippy
When I was done dying my #conscience regained
So I began my struggle a #nothingness strained
Out a flash made of time my new form blasted out
And it startled me so and I burst out a shout
At which my legs ran frantic like birds from a nest
And I ran until drained leaving no choice but rest
So I fell asleep softly at the edge of a cave
But I should have gone in deeper but I'm not so brave
And like that I was torn out and thrown in the sky
And I said all my #prayers because surely I'll die
As I crashed down and smashed into earth, into dirt
How my skin did explode leaving only my shirt
But from shirt grew a tree and then tree grew a fruit
And I became the #seed and that seed was a brute
And I clawed through the ground with my #roots and my leaves
And I tore up the shirt and I ate up the sleeves
And they laughed out at me and said "what is your plan?"
But their question was foreign I could not understand
“How did the Ein Sof — the being without end, as God is called in Kabbalah — create something finite within what is already infinite? And how can we explain the paradox of God’s simultaneous presence and absence in the world? And the answer to this, according to the Kabbalah, is that when it arose in God’s will to create the world, He first had to withdraw Himself, leaving a void. To create the world, God first had to create an empty space.
And so we might say: The first act of creation is not a mark, it is the nullification of the infinity that exists before the first mark. To make a mark is to remember that we are finite. It is to break, or violate, the illusion that we are nature that goes around in a loop forever. But it is also a confirmation of our knowledge and freedom, which is all we have in this world.”
What's worse than darkness? - @tara.kim.s
What's worse than darkness?
When I fell into the 𝔇𝔞𝔯𝔨𝔫𝔢𝔰𝔰, my eyes couldn't see.
My hands wandered every corner, every crevice, memorizing my surroundings.
I wasn't so much lost, as I was playing hide and seek
with the monsters here in this once prison, now my familiar sanctuary.
So, what's worse than darkness?
I'll tell you.
In the 𝔇𝔞𝔯𝔨𝔫𝔢𝔰𝔰 there's still space
even if you cannot see.
Your company- the Unknown, your heart beats, you're still breathing.
What's worse than that cannot be seen because it doesn't have a face.
Unlike the 𝔇𝔞𝔯𝔨𝔫𝔢𝔰𝔰 it has no color, no smell, no feel, no place.
What's worse than darkness?
Nothing. Because nothing doesn't even exist.
You're neither alive or dead, you're not anything.
That, is the Nothingness.