Impermanence 78th Day 03-19

by Administrator 19. March 2011 20:13

We fight against impermanence of things around us…trying to capture a moment, feeling, image…I think that’s, why I’ve come to appreciate photography…especially monochromatic. Between white and black colors everything becomes magnified…all emotions are brought forefront …there is no “ noise” in color …by simplifying, we can notice what is the most important…The feelings are felt much more intensely and clearly…yes, it hurts more… but it also feels more real. Staring into the meaning without sugar coating… Facing your fears in life or coming up with difficult decisions may have the same effect...liberating in simplicity of the answer and bold in fearless approach…So…when someone says …”It hurts good” ….maybe that’s what they mean…it hurts but it has a valuable meaning …of the lesson taught, steps taken…feelings addressed. Impermanence as we know it in life, presents itself as the ever changing face of our being….as soon as we take a ‘ mental picture” of who we are, what are we doing here…things changing…and we are ready for another “updated imaginary shot” of whom we’ve become. In physical aspect of life, it’s sort of easy…you open the photo album and place your picture…which moved to our past, history…to look and wonder one day. In emotional life …we take this mental picture and put it in our memory bank…feeling uneasy…about giving part of our present to the past…I remember watching my first born son, starting school for the very first time, and like all other mothers…feeling the happiness and sadness …starting new chapter and closing …life as we know it…something we got use to… There are billions small and big hellos and goodbyes in our life. They work so well together…why shouldn’t they? Still, the action of releasing and letting go could be very tough lesson. It’s not the fear of the future or unknown...its longing to hold to this part of yourself which is not needed anymore… It’s like saying goodbye to a good friend…..impermanence…Embracing it with eyes wide open and seeing yourself as a dynamic ”model”, instead of stable is one way to do it…The other is more mental/psychological involving  tricking our perception of time… Putting the future, present and past together… like water falling into each other in the constant movement…as if nothing stays the same…it’s more of philosophical “exercise”… Trying not to be too attached to material things or relationships…That’s what a lot of Eastern philosophies are teaching us. I always had a problem with one thing …the passion element…I love to feel passionate…about life…but that means I care too much, love too much…and do a lot “too much “things…where I should be just unattached…and sort of easy flowing…So far …my answer has been …live passionately…but when it’s time to move on …do it like a water …understanding nothing stays the same…It works for most of the time…on occasions it is tough…not complaining…just admitting and wondering…how can it make you sad to want something when it’s not there anymore….I guess it is called to be human…impermanent in all aspects….changing in all aspects….feeling in all aspects… thinking  and talking too much…in every aspect…. Also…I forgot  ….about one more important point…first step….the most difficult…then we gain momentum and are ready for a “new picture”…for a little while…until…we have to put it into past history…perpetuum mobile…

 

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The Little Prince

"People where you live," the little prince said, "grow five thousand roses in one garden... yet they don't find what they're looking for..."

"They don't find it," I answered.

"And yet what they're looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water..."

"Of course," I answered.

And the little prince added, "But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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