January 2nd, 2021

Full circle

Fat Man's Alley, South Brent, Devon
Fat Man's Alley, South Brent, Devon

"The realization that life isn’t our doing; we’re a movement of nature. Everything, just as it is in any moment, is the already complete and pure expression of existence; it’s never been a person accomplishing anything." Darryl Bailey, Essence Revisited: Slipping Past the Shadows of Illusion (p. 3)

Our lives speak to us in ways we can't even fathom.

Too often though, we live exclusively in our heads.

That damn Monkey Mind!

But (surely), we are all of it — everything (and no-thing) we feel, sense and experience?

Or more precisely, we're the awareness of such experience(s).

A little too mystical or woo-woo or metaphysical for this time of the day?

I don't blame you.

It's far better to have our 7-step plan and a neat, ordered life than it is to try to wrestle to the ground the reality of our existence.

And let's face it, in the midst of the worst pandemic to ever hit this planet — at least in our lifetime — being grounded, keeping a roof over our heads and not talking in abstract terms is the name of the game.

I get it.

But then again, I don't think it hurts once in a while to ask the bigger, (and to me at least) more profound question(s) so that we realise that we're no different to nature, our earth (i.e. animate) and the known Universe; namely, just THIS, in any given moment.

And it's deliciously rich, dangerous and, even, a little quixotic.

Is this, you might ask, another existential-riven exercise, namely "Who am I?" and such similar questions?

It might be.

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QOTD

“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

My tweets

  • Fri, 12:22: When will marketing - or whatever it's now called - start to double down on the hyperbole and convey a more sombre and I'd say convincing message about the impact of the product and/or service on the environment? There's still too big a disconnect imho 😕.
  • Fri, 17:35: So much of our truth gets papered over by social conditioning, the need to fit in and to be something we're not. Of course, some people think their truth is an ultimate truth which can be and often is very dangerous.
  • Fri, 18:19: What we're seeking we already are -- but I wonder if we ever see that?
  • Sat, 05:37: Gotta love this time of day. https://t.co/UBRxpp4k5w
  • Sat, 06:00: “I'm not trying to counsel any of you to do anything really special except dare to think. And to dare to go with the truth. And to dare to really love completely.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Sat, 06:43: This is a lovely read. Thank you for sharing Michael. https://t.co/SnKNigagIb
  • Sat, 07:00: Full circle https://t.co/M1kdUFc6Bn / today's little blog post. https://t.co/D8ySlYF9Ad
  • Sat, 08:50: “COVID is now the pyre upon which the conceits of almighty capitalism burn. ” https://t.co/PqjpMrWnMo @truthout / slanted very much towards the US but there are echoes elsewhere. https://t.co/WPSxpf9olK
  • Sat, 09:59: Does the global travel industry have a or any future? Personally, I don't think the vaccine(s) will solve their problems.
  • Sat, 10:00: I'm so glad you're OK Emma and back home. Reading your thread brings everything home. Stay safe. Blessings ❤️, Ju https://t.co/XQTcOX386P
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