Like the website that hosts it, this blog is only concerned with using art and brief texts to uncover the bias and other limitations of thought conditioned by memory and tradition, thus also revealing how this largely unacknowledged tribal egotism that affects all human beings creates and sustains the systemic disorder and violence of the world in which we all live.

Without a radical awakening to the immense distance between our mental and social reality and the truth, we are condemned to continue living in the same cruel division, conflict, and sorrow to which we ourselves sustain with our personal memories, thoughts, and desires.

To be or not to be...

There is the infinite dance of cosmic being, and within it there is the personal human mind trapped within itself, and therefore largely unaware of its participation in this unthinkable dance. Because it is filled to the brim by the particular images and ideas that determine its particular identity and sense of separate existence, this mind is insensitive to the incessant movement of life as a whole, and cannot help but generate the conflicted relations that make up the chaotic social reality in which it lives.  Beneath the isolation and superficiality of the experience-based personal psyche —that is, at the very core of mind itself— awareness and the wholeness of being exist without division. Conversely, division reigns when the mind is conditioned by tribal and personal experience sustaining itself through fear and desire. Division is, in fact, essential to the very existence of the self that deems itself separate and unique. Who would any one of us be without the all-too common distinction between “you” and “me”; between “us” and “them”; between “me” and “myself"; and, more generally, between “me” and “not-me”? Life, the ever shifting movement of existence as a whole, is all-inclusive and therefore not “a thing,” or a collection or container of things. Whereas the personal self must be something, some “one,” somebody, simply in order to exist and endure in its own self-reflective eyes, The self must also suscribe to particular cultural enclosure and work tirelessly to be recognized by others living within the same traditional enclosure.  Being free of division, life is anonymous and  innocent, whereas the personal self is endlessly occupied with the travails of defending and projecting a gradually evolving separate identity. Which is why the self can never feel secure and at peace, nor survive a serious inquiry into itself and the truth of its participation in life. There is the infinite dance of cosmic being, and within it, but largely unaware of this existential dance, there is the personal human mind. Because it is filled to the brim by the particular images and ideas that determine its sense of separate existence, this mind is insensitive to the incessant movement of life as a whole, and cannot help but generate the conflicted relations that make up its chaotic social reality.  Hidden beneath the isolated superficiality of the experience-based personal psyche —that is, at the very core of mind itself—  awareness and the wholeness of being exist without distinction. However, at the superficial level of mind conditioned by personal and tribal experience and sustained by fear and desire, distinction is all there is. Distinction is, in fact, the life and essence of the self that deems itself separate and unique. Who would any one of us be be without the all-too common distinction between “you” and “me”; between “us” and “them”; between “me” and “myself"; and, more generally, between “me” and “not-me”?  Life, the ever shifting movement of existence as a whole, is all-inclusive and therefore not “a thing” or a container of things. But personal self in order to exist and endure in its own self-reflective eyes ,  must be something, some “one”, somebody. It must also endlessly strive to be recognized by others as such within its particular cultural enclosure.  The personal self is all about gradually evolving identity and the laborious defense and projection of that identity, whereas life is whole, and therefore anonymous. The separate and self-projecting "me" can never feel secure and at peace, because it is permanently denying or resisting the ultimate truth of its undivided participation in life.

There is the infinite dance of cosmic being, and within it there is the personal human mind trapped within itself, and therefore largely unaware of its participation in this unthinkable dance. Because it is filled to the brim by the particular images and ideas that determine its particular identity and sense of separate existence, this mind is insensitive to the incessant movement of life as a whole, and cannot help but generate the conflicted relations that make up the chaotic social reality in which it lives. 

Beneath the isolation and superficiality of the experience-based personal psyche —that is, at the very core of mind itself— awareness and the wholeness of being exist without division. Conversely, division reigns when the mind is conditioned by tribal and personal experience sustaining itself through fear and desire. Division is, in fact, essential to the very existence of the self that deems itself separate and unique. Who would any one of us be without the all-too common distinction between “you” and “me”; between “us” and “them”; between “me” and “myself"; and, more generally, between “me” and “not-me”?

Life, the ever shifting movement of existence as a whole, is all-inclusive and therefore not “a thing,” or a collection or container of things. Whereas the personal self must be something, some “one,” somebody, simply in order to exist and endure in its own self-reflective eyes, The self must also suscribe to particular cultural enclosure and work tirelessly to be recognized by others living within the same traditional enclosure. 

Being free of division, life is anonymous and  innocent, whereas the personal self is endlessly occupied with the travails of defending and projecting a gradually evolving separate identity. Which is why the self can never feel secure and at peace, nor survive a serious inquiry into itself and the truth of its participation in life.

There is the infinite dance of cosmic being, and within it, but largely unaware of this existential dance, there is the personal human mind. Because it is filled to the brim by the particular images and ideas that determine its sense of separate existence, this mind is insensitive to the incessant movement of life as a whole, and cannot help but generate the conflicted relations that make up its chaotic social reality. 

Hidden beneath the isolated superficiality of the experience-based personal psyche —that is, at the very core of mind itself—  awareness and the wholeness of being exist without distinction. However, at the superficial level of mind conditioned by personal and tribal experience and sustained by fear and desire, distinction is all there is. Distinction is, in fact, the life and essence of the self that deems itself separate and unique. Who would any one of us be be without the all-too common distinction between “you” and “me”; between “us” and “them”; between “me” and “myself"; and, more generally, between “me” and “not-me”? 

Life, the ever shifting movement of existence as a whole, is all-inclusive and therefore not “a thing” or a container of things. But personal self in order to exist and endure in its own self-reflective eyes ,  must be something, some “one”, somebody. It must also endlessly strive to be recognized by others as such within its particular cultural enclosure. 

The personal self is all about gradually evolving identity and the laborious defense and projection of that identity, whereas life is whole, and therefore anonymous. The separate and self-projecting "me" can never feel secure and at peace, because it is permanently denying or resisting the ultimate truth of its undivided participation in life.

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