A thought-provoking dialogue

Take a moment and read this! It can be rewarding: 😉

The reader:

And you would think that this post would have provoked at least one comment! I think liking posts is an easier method of showing appreciation. The lazy way. I’ve liked lots of your posts; they have resonated with me, gave me glimmers of inspiration, were thought-provoking etc. And I can be honest – I was being lazy and liking certain posts here and there and then thinking I would go back and reassess them based on their relevance according to how I was feeling that day. Then I would actually dive in for some dialogue. But that never took place because I got distracted and never referenced what I previously liked. And therefore I made commenting much more complicated in my head thus making it seem much more burdensome to actually do because my expectations were way out-of-place. Yes indeed. So I think if you’re striving to spark threads of communication then only being liked is not satisfactory enough.

I find it nice to be liked or I would like to replace liked with ‘appreciated’ on this platform. As I mentioned to you previously that my initial premise was to write a blog without readers thus I wouldn’t feel subconsciously obliged to present myself a certain way. But yes, that was very silly of me to assume this. Oh the verbosity.
So I would like to engage in some discussions. But the first word that comes to mind when I read this specific post was fairy dust. And that’s not to be rude, crass or funny, it just popped into my mind. This new magical awareness brings about images of unicorns as well. A princess fairytale game. I would not like that reality. I do sort of think if you started redefining words with alternate meanings it would make it even harder to awaken together. This specific post is too mystical and not quite on the same wavelength to where my current perception resides. I’m still trying to claim my personal interpretation of love. What is love for you? How do you currently define, re-define your perception? I am honestly quite exhausted and cannot be awakened just yet. My thoughts are not fluid. But I definitely want to know how you interpret love?

Me:

Thanks for your comment!

I am glad to know that many of my posts resonated with you. I like the way you put it: ”glimmers of inspiration” – it sounds great. Sometimes I manage to catch the
ever-fleeing essence, sometimes not – the outcome may be less convincing than the initial creative urge.

I always stress the importance of doing things right away. Procrastination is a real issue for most of us. We indulge in different kind of distractions, instead of following the fragile golden thread and acting here and now. When we escape the immediate urge, the simplest thing becomes a “complication in the head”, a burden, and as we missed the spontaneous moment, we feel ” way out-of-place.”

Consequently, it´s all about taking and recognizing the challenge of the moment and responding appropriately and unobtrusively. You say:

“This new magical awareness brings about images of unicorns as well. A princess fairytale game. I would not like that reality.”

It is so easy to stumble in semantics, isn´t it?…If we are to get some kind of clear picture, we somehow have to go either “behind” or “beyond” words. You are right though – I pondered a while whether to use or not “magic” in that particular context.

There is always the risk of falling into the trap of verbosity. That´s why I try to be as short and coherent in my posts, with the risk of falling into the trap of oversimplifying. I didn´t use a “New Magic Reality” refering to fairy tales or unicorns, God forbid ! 🙂 Like “love”, the word “magic” has lost its powerful initial sense, becoming some kind of “New Age babble”.

I am an artist and a poet above all. The term “magic” has a totally different meaning in my using it. It has some kind of “poetical approach.” I prefer Goethe´s and da Vinci´s idea of life, than all religious prattle or sensible scientific “so it is”.

To me, a switch of awareness is magic. Consciousness in its pure form is magic. Ultimately, in my experience, The Universe is more similar to a magic interplay of forces, than a Newtonian model. Quantum physics is a vivid evidence of what I am saying now.

Again, it is easy to miss the overpowering picture because of inherent language barriers and interpretations.

My question to you is: where does your current perception reside just now?

What exactly is exhausting you?

And further:…Can we through different points of view or comparison ever find out what Love is? Is Love – or Perception – a question of interpretation, something we can define or re-define?

I will venture – responding to your last question – to put in few words what Love is about: total self-oblivion.
That ineffable reality beyond opposites, which shuns all words or definitions.

Another letter to Jane

You can read this post as it is, but if you want a clearer picture of this, you might want to read this first:

https://julienmatei.com/2012/04/28/a-question-to-jane/

“Yesterday afternoon, I went to meet a friend.

We spoke about wishes, desire in general.

That is rather curious – like you, he expressed the same metaphor about the bar of soap. You can´t hold to it too strong, as it slips out of the hand; but if you stretch your palm and let the hand being relaxed, there is a chance one can seize the moment…

It is rather awkward to find words for what I try to say. The nearest I can come with, is that “now” is intertwined with different “nows” from “the future”, that somehow, different “nows” can be condensed into a simultaneous “now-experience” embracing both time and timelessness.

It is something like a film director watching every single shot, but having at the same time the whole clear picture going through every detail.

I  will use again another music analogy – if a play a suite by Bach, every tone has to bear the whole piece, as if the whole piece was condensed in a single second. A tone is Now, but the whole piece becomes some kind of “enhanced now”. It feels that a 15 minutes long composition is contained in a single “now-breath”.

This is a very pragmatic and very fascinating inner process, if I sound like speculating is because I am short of words…

It happens to me quite often that I want something and before I think it, it happens. I could give innumerable examples of this. It´s like I got what I wanted, but I “was not responsible” for my actions, as I didn´t understand what I did.

I don´t know exactly what buttons I push in those moments, but there is some kind of “magic” mechanism, having to do with this “enhanced perception” of now…

It is a similar state like dreaming – when I am in that “magic now” I have the tools to direct and embody energies to get a PRECISE outcome, exactly like a writer or film director does.

It sounds like a terrible hubris, but in the same manner a film director plans his movie, one could deliberately create astounding things in real life.

What I kind of “know”, is that this “enhanced Now” is a powerful tool for deliberate creation.

We can create at will. I am aware that this may sound so unfounded and irrational, and although it seems like a simple delusion, it is a very powerful and fruitful process to unfold.

I would be very grateful for some feed back on this.”