A space is defined by the objects within it. A bedroom is a space for a bed. A neighborhood is space for a home. A city is space for buildings. The world is space for a planet. You are space for a body and a story and thoughts and choices and emotions and feelings… but … Continue reading Something from nothing
From freedom, we express freedom as phenomenal existence, going to and fro throughout the earth as the unbounded through limited manifestation. From this seat of I, we are limited as I because we identify with I. But I is not bound. I is not a limitation of self but an expression of freedom. I is … Continue reading The cycle continues
If you call this a shippei, you are adhering to the fact. If you do not call this a shippei, you are opposing the fact. You should not use words. You should not use no-words. Speak at once! Speak at once! Gateless Gate, case 43. In silence, there is sound. To know sound, there must … Continue reading Ugh!
For a horse, it is freedom to gallop. For a snake, it is freedom to crawl, not gallop. But it is still freedom for a snake not to be able to gallop. Failure to gallop is an elegant performance for a snake. Take the example of a jet plane about to take off. A hundred … Continue reading The center of perfect freedom
What does it feel like when you want to remember something, and it’s foggy, distant, hidden, or lost? There is a feeling associated with trying to recreate a moment by connecting a series of images. There is tension and constriction, like when you furrow your eyes in concentration or brace for a turn as a … Continue reading The desire to re-member