Elsewhere takes place the world party, not in the palpable realm

Constantin Noica

Inspiration – the blessing healing us

Originally posted on Mirrors of Encounters:

Casey:
Sometimes I think it’s almost as if inspiration comes through us, not so much to us
.

We are simply the conduit for the expression of beauty that needs to be spread in the world. There’s healing in that expression of beauty for each one of us, in both the expression and the observation. It is truly medicinal for our souls.

Me:
“Sometimes I think it’s almost as if inspiration comes through us, not so much to us”- you say. You bring forth a very good point here.

When Inspiration comes, you have to be “there” to “seize” it. That´s a huge paradox – if I am to better explain the process, you – as an “I” entity – have to be absent, so this honoured guest – inspiration – can unimpededly move through you.

Thinking must completely stop. Also the very wish to catch it…

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A blessed encounter

Originally posted on Mirrors of Encounters:

We were vividly engaged in a great discussion.

Such incredible relief: for once, there was no misunderstanding, there was no need
for explanations – he understood it all, as if we were each other´s mirror.

At some point the conversation froze. We were both Silent. Awaiting.

I looked at him.

I almost heard his thoughts. He was solemnly pondering. Appropriating what I had just told him. Internalizing my earlier expressed insights. The echo of my words were unmistakably clicking into him, creating a new space between us.

The air became so soothingly alive.

It was almost palpable. He was healing. In that very moment.

He was giving himself to himself.

And as he was accepting my gift for him, I felt automatically
how he literally was giving myself to myself too…

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Stop blaming the other for the things you refuse to see in yourself

Originally posted on Mirrors of Encounters:

Incompetence does not tolerate brilliance.

The glaring fact is that brainless fools in positions of power punish anyone with wit and brilliance. We have created them, because we do not have the courage to openly stand for the truth and call things by the right name.

We are weak as long as we are afraid.

Fear also creates loneliness. Nothing is difficult where there is determination, clarity and cohesion. We have to somehow initiate a dialogue on this, namely HOW THINGS REALLY LOOK IN REALITY. The greatest necessity right now is our willingness to start communicating for real.

Unless we have the courage to look deeply at ourselves and at our Fear, we will be eaten by the blind forces within and around us.

WHATEVER HAPPENS IN THIS WORLD IS EACH AND EVERYONE´S
RESPONSIBILITY.

Stop blaming the other for the things you refuse to see in yourself.

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Can we surrender to the natural process, allowing it to heal us?

Tom:
These days I need very much to clear my head. Stress is like a jacket that I can’t take off. I will breath and sit and walk. Seek solitude, stillness. I will regain myself.

Me:
Like never before, these last days I have been under a lot of pressure too. Stress has felt like a straitjacket. Really as if there was no escape.

So in those moments you feel totally cornered. Choice-less. As if whatever you try is of no avail.

Oftentimes I realize with astonishment that we might just as well have given ourselves the right answers long before, but have a hard time to integrate and act on them. In this sense your earlier comment is very enlightening:

“What I pursue always eludes me. What I treasure simply comes to me.

This is such an important thing. To pursue an objective is to set up a duality that dooms the very effort. We feel a sense of failure when we don’t get our hands on what we seek. And we feel unsatisfied when we do.”

Now, this may sound infeasible:

But against all odds, and without any sentimentality, COULD WE TREASURE THIS ANGUISH, OR STRESS – as we call it – as if it was a precious treasure? Could we…?

Instead of hardly struggling to take it off, to get rid of it through different “methods” – breathing and sitting and seeking solitude – , could we just contemplate our harsh predicament with greatest equanimity?…

Can we apply your insight here, namely to let go of the “duality that dooms the very effort”, seeing the pursuit to heal as a total failure, and instead surrender to the natural process, allowing it to truly heal us?…

Only the projection – which is the outcome of duality – can be “regained”, whereas Oneness – who we really are – can neither be gained nor lost.

Pursuit creates distance between you and the thing you “pursue”

Originally posted on Mirrors of Encounters:

I think it’s the pursuit that screws up happiness
(James Hillman)

cdcgwencharlesGwen:

“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Pursuit
1. the action of following or pursuing someone or something.

synonyms: striving toward, quest after/for, search for;  aim, goal, objective, dream “the pursuit of profit”

More: occupation, trade, vocation, business, work, job, employment “a worthwhile pursuit”

Why make abstruse either the pursuit or happiness? Are you not in pursuit of something when you blog? Is blogging ‘a number of hits game’, like a high school popularity contest?

Me:
Happiness is not abstruse. The pursuit is.

Blogging and happiness…- let´s see:

Even if it appears so, I don´t “blog”. I just feel an intense and urgent need to express certain things which have nothing to do with pastime, recreation, business or trade.

It´s been actually many times more a matter of necessity, than a “pursuit”. The pursuit, if that can…

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Whatever you are refusing the other, are exactly the things you refuse for yourself

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