We all start out knowing magic

“We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out.”
– Robert McCammo

(Courtesy of profanelight.wordpress.com)

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.

6 Responses to We all start out knowing magic

  1. TBS says:

    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. – Pablo Picasso

    • julienmatei says:

      Every child is a free spirit. The problem is how to remain free and not become an entangled idiot…

      My God T……the incredible never-ending toil and skill which is required to disentagle oneself…

      • TBS says:

        I was conditioned to toil…trained to believe that skill is a manifestation of my being.

        I see it now as an infestation.

        When I am walking towards misery, I find reasons to be miserable.

        When I am walking towards peace, I find reasons to be peaceful.

        This is my choice. The ‘disentangling’ is a process. True freedom is an ideal (a perfection or completion).

        I choose to continue my walk towards the ideal…being perfected (progressive tense). And I am learning that instead of ‘gaining’ stuff to ‘make me better’, I am losing stuff that has made me think I needed to be better.

        The acceptance that I offer to others reflects the acceptance that I am learning to offer my ‘self’.

      • julienmatei says:

        As it can never be an outcome of anything, Freedom can never be an “ideal”. Continuing the walk towards any ideal, is breeding more self-delusion, even if that happens in progressive tense…- losing stuff…
        Ego is very shrewd, that´s why we have to outwit it…through great clarity and subtle approach – which is perfect non-action.
        In order to disentangle we simply have to “discontinue”…with other words, realize that whatever we imagine, even if it sounds good, is a trap…Undoing is a hell of a challenge…as it is neither “doing” anything, nor “not doing”…Purposeless attention, opens the door to Wholeness, and when the Whole is present, action happens by itself…

      • TBS says:

        That’s what I (who doesn’t actually exist) like about you (who only exists in this non-existent imagination of the non-me), Julien (the name that my non-I has assigned to the non-existent you)…you are always able to show me the futility of everything. Well, the futility of everything except Nothing.

        I get it now. The only thing that the non-I can (not)aspire to is a perfect non-action. And I can’t move towards that — even if it happens in progressive tense. Maybe it would be the ‘regressive tense’. But, no…there is no ‘gress’.

        Purposeless attention? Or would that be ‘purposeful non-attention’? Or maybe ‘non-purposeless non-attention’?

        Anyway…I don’t know how you can say things like, “…the incredible never-ending toil and skill which is required to disentagle oneself,” and then follow it up with “As it can never be an outcome of anything, Freedom can never be an “ideal”. Continuing the walk towards any ideal, is breeding more self-delusion, even if that happens in progressive tense…”

        But okay. It doesn’t matter. Because it’s all a dream.

        [Just wondering… Is this your idea of ‘dialogue’? Can there even BE any such thing if you adhere to the belief (or whatever it non-is)? Maybe that’s the non-point.]

      • julienmatei says:

        This is by all means a dialogue and, of course, at the same time, a
        non-dialogue, as no one speaks, after all…Or we speak all the time, but not verbally…

        Likewise It is all a dream…but when we articulate that, the dream not only becomes real and palpable, but on top of it, it becomes a bad dream…

        Whatever we articulate, becomes unwhole, that is, fragmented. Unless, as you say, it is purposeful non-attention. That is, Holy Choicelessness…which is unspeakable Rest…

        When the futility of falseness becomes conspicuous, the natural and mysterious fullness of Life twinkles at us.

        Regarding my seeming contradictions: we do need to put in a lot of toil and skill, until we realize there was no need for neither effort nor skill. The effort is again superfluous, but without the effort we couldn´t have the overarching insight…

        In Milarepa´s story – if you haven´t read it, it is the biography of a great Tibetan sage – his Master had him build walls which were right away demolished. On and on and on…- till he no longer had to raise any walls…

        It all matters. It all doesn´t matter. We are the in-between 😉

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