Please, take a moment and comment

It feels draining to deliver all these posts without having some feedback. I am grateful about your “likes”. But please take some time and reciprocate my writing here, because WHAT I WRITE IS ABOUT YOU, ABOUT US.


About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

18 Responses to Please, take a moment and comment

  1. livvy1234 says:

    How can I help? Identity action. Look up identity action. Sifting separates.

    • julienmatei says:

      You see Jane, I am aware that most of the times I am wrong. As I am mostly wrong, I can sometimes stricke the truth without intending to claim that I know the truth, Of course you
      can´t expect any feedback, it is just that it would be so rewarding to see where I am wrong and where right…

      • livvy1234 says:

        There are no wrongs. You are perfect in this traceless intersecting time and space. You are a work in progress as all of us are. No one has “it” together. Each of us are the contents of our life in this moment which is composed of 65 incremental instances.

      • You want people to judge you? Say where you are wrong or right? Hmmmmm…

      • livvy1234 says:

        I think it is worthwhile to ask people to comment. I look forward to responsibile commenting. It helps me reframe my perspectives, widen my view.

  2. Sharmishtha says:

    the best way of getting comments is comment on the works of others and see who have enough time to reciprocate….

    • julienmatei says:

      Ths again for your comment!

      I don´t think is about having or not having time
      Mirrors of Encounters has quite a numbers of visitors every day, and basically it takes more or less the same time to write a few words as to press “like”.


      So the question is not time, but courage to engage in a – many times – uncomfortable topic.

      • Actually, it does take time to make a thoughtful reply. It takes time to think about all that you’ve said, and then try to reply in a way that might make replying worth doing.

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  4. You are searching for answers. In my experience this is a lifelong process — though I confess that at 70, “searching for answers” has become pleasurable and stimulating, whereas the process contained more agony when I was young.

  5. “And for desert some sweet emoticons on a bed of polite indifference.” I really liked this.
    One advantage of being older is seeing things in a bigger more historical context. Like “like”. We are in an incredible era of new forms of communication that are so exciting, and as always happens when a social revolution occurs, the so-called “masses” aren’t sure of themselves. And most of us are essentially learning, in this new context. For example, at first I thought of “publishing in a blog” as “publishing”. But if you stop and think about it, with more than 30 million WordPress bloggers alone, what is happening IS a new form of communication in the world. And maybe you won’t make a living at it right now, because the “revolution” is not ready for you. But you can be enriched by it, and learn and grow, and nourish it …. and someday, make a real difference.

    • livvy1234 says:

      I like to do self inquiry with feedback.

    • julienmatei says:

      You manage to formulate this very well:

      “…what is happening IS a new form of communication in the world. And maybe you won’t make a living at it right now, because the “revolution” is not ready for you. But you can be enriched by it, and learn and grow, and nourish it …. and someday, make a real difference.”

      Indeed, the whole idea of Mirrors of Encounters is to nourish this “new way”, to let this “natural” course of evolution enrich us, so we learn another approach to ourselves and life.

      “THE NEW has no definition yet…
      IT requires another “perception”, the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts… it is about participation…togetherness…finding new solutions, inspiration to live a richer life.” (This is a fragment from my “About” section)

      I am grateful for your comments. Maybe this “revolution” is not ready for me yet. But we can try to speed it up, so this major change in our perception, will in due time, benefit us all.

      • Well said, and I agree with each point – but for me, in addition, it is also about concepts – in the same sense that Marshall McLuhan wanted us to realize that the medium was perhaps as important as the message (often shallow content) because it was changing the world. So I meant ‘concepts’ in that way. I also agree we can speed it up – those of us who are conscious of “it” are perhaps the ones who are excited enough to want to….
        So ‘new form of communication’ pertains to the incredible change and proliferation of communication technologies – as well as the content that rushes around in them… (Didn’t Shakespeare refer to ‘much sound and fury, signifying nothing’ or something like that….?
        It can sometimes be discouraging and overwhelming trying to be “heard” – for me, I try staying focused on goals, hopes, dreams (why one of my blogs is called “thinking and dreaming”…
        We could also talk about how the gazillions of shallow pixels every day are also changing the world, often for the worst – but that could be self-defeating, and we definitely don’t want that 🙂

      • livvy1234 says:

        We are here together on a particular style of blog with a particular type content that requires dialogue. The statements and questions posed invite us to participate. The “About Section”
        clearly states:

        “This blogg is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation…finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.”

      • I now consider myself told. Bye now.

      • livvy1234 says:

        Rubbing the self off what we hear does require incredible focus, order, and stability of thinking mind. Recently, a zen priest walked past me in long flowing robes in a parking lot. The day was hot, heavy with humidity. I was walking toward the priest. I was not focused. I was complaining to myself that I was tired, and the heat was killing me. I was lost in my own delusion. As I approached the priest, I noticed complete serenity – the priest was smiling at me. She walked with dignity, her character shining bright and clear in the forest. It was an amazing meeting. We never said a word to one another. I have thought about this event alot lately when I am on line in the store, when someone is not paying attention the way I think they should in a situation, and on an on. Clear minded thinking is evident when the priest leaves their dinner table three times in a row to answer a question and returns calmly, joyously, and without the slightest hint of tension or anxiety. There are wonderful role models. Zen priests are not about being holy. They are about being real, true human beings – admitting the times when their egos are planted on top of a situation. They teach me alot about myself in the most quiet manner without a word spoken. Nothing to speak. Nothing to say. Nothing to preach. Nothing to judge. Maybe one day, my mirror will shine brightly, too.

  6. julienmatei says:


    We are “told” only when we rest in the grave 🙂

    So…we just need to find out and differentiate what words, thoughts or actions bring real benefit, from the ones creating only meaningless “sound and fury”…

    It is indeed a difficult thing to make yourself heard. To be heard, requires incredible focus,
    inner composure, order and stability to comprehend what Value and Meaning are about, and incorporating the truth we stand for, so our very presence becomes a living statement of whatever we want to convey.

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