What do you mean by you? If you are the universe, in the greater context that question is irrelevant. You never were born and you never will die, because what there is, is you. That should be absolutely obvious, but from an egoistic perspective it is not obvious at all. It should be the simplest thing in the world to understand that you, the ‘I’, is what has always been going on and always will go on, coming and going forever and ever.
We have been bamboozled, however, by religionists, by politicians, by our fathers and mothers, by all sorts of people who tell us, ‘You’re not it.’ And we believed it.
So, to put it in a negative way, you can’t do anything to change yourselves, to become better, to become happier, to become more serene, to become more mystical. But if I say you can’t do a damn thing, you can understand this negative statement in a positive way. What I am really saying is that you don’t need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomenon of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that, and there is nothing wrong with you at all. ~Alan Watts.
*Image Credits (all artwork used with permission through CC license)–
“The Transcendence of the Ego” by Derrick Tyson
“man-eat-man meanwhile some egos watch the scene” by Tommaso Meli
“a story of lifes and lines (the life thread)” by Tommaso Meli
“an anamorphic polymorphic ego feeding an anamorphic polymorphic ego in an anamorphic polymorphic world” by Tommaso Meli
I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different. ~Kurt Vonnegut
The second part in the eleMENTAL series, element Earth. Earth conjures imaginings of being grounded, which is tranquility and calmnes, meditation. This video depicts the network, harmony, and connection of Earth, and subsequently earthlings. A house is where humans reside, paying rent, mortgage and homage to the supposed superiors, the owners. But how can any earthling own Earth?
This is our Home, this is our neural network, this our consciousness, Planet Earth.
“The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.” ~G.K. Chesterton
eleMENTAL I: Shaman’s Song
eleMENTAL III: COMING SOON!
EleMENTAL is a series of videos (in 5 parts) with the theme of the elements (earth, air, fire and water, and a TBA fifth element) coupled with the elements of consciousness.
Credits (work is either original or public domain or used with permission through CC license):
Original stock footage (forests) filmed by Stephen Ames
and also features samples from:
“ChronoCon — First Light HDR — HDR Timelapse” by Pentalunex Team
“Close To Home” by Vital Films
All other footage is available through public domain, retrieved from Internet Archives
Music “Over Clouds” by ccMixtape
Artwork by Shawn Hocking
“Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.” ~Alan Watts
It’s these blistery October afternoons that remind us all how delicate we are. How fragile our beings have become, spent too many days denied the light of our inner sun. We must remember that we are more like the seasons: we Fall and we Spring, we die and we live, wane and wax like the Winter/Summer tide.
We are Consciousness contained in a moment, personified. Infinity beats in our willful hearts. We are Humanity, connected and amplified. We needn’t run from the inevitable convergene of our open minds. Breathe in, breathe out. Exhale. Inhale.
Fear is the illusion of misery’s child and we are innately flexible. Courage is not in a liquid escape hatch and awkwardness is not rejected by a rainbow of 3-dimensional dots, post script.
We are change. . .we embody it. We can change our minds, it is not a matter of expensive faith, it is simply the matter of course. Look inside. . . no monster lurks here. Only the power to alter ourselves. With power comes will and we can Will to change anything out there.
Reality is not set down on sheets of paper. Reality is realized in the minds of conscious beings. . . and we are consciousness. We are Woman and we are Man. We are Humanity fooled into thinking that we have to behave like apes, apeing our inherent ability at Honesty, Integrity, Reliability, Peace, Accountability. It’s only a difference of knowing that the game does not have to be rigged.
If Life is a game, why don’t we Play?
Why don’t we swing on the spiral playground, laughing at ourselves for being so silly as to think this wasn’t just a ride. We don’t have to grow old. . . we can live anew.
See the experimental music video inspired by this post, REMIX: Reality rePersonified, here.
“You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now—otherwise you would not be here. Hence the infinite Tao is something which you can neither escape by flight nor catch by pursuit; there is no coming toward it or going away from it; it is, and you are it. So become what you are.” ~Alan Watts