Thursday, November 27, 2008

the visit



what does the burning tree say to the burning bush?



fuck you?

huh?

or



Live!



9 comments:

OhmEgaH said...

Use whatever it takes to tare down the illusions that hold you from living life, real life. Then you come to realize that you to are an illusion, so life lives because its life, not because "you" did something. That's more valuable than anything you can afford, more valuable than the price you put on your life... everything else? fuck it!

candoor said...

as pointless as it all can be, it still feels so good when somebody gets the point :)

oHmEgaH said...

I think that's what John Lennon was trying to tell people with his songs instant karma and imagine(though I'm not a big fan, I still like his purpose).

candoor said...

I love John's words and music and most of what he stood for in his life, and as big as his celebrity got, he would still stop and talk to anyone who approached him walking the streets of NYC... to remain a real person after all he'd been through was admirable....

for me, sharing is what life is about... i love sharing words, i love writing, which is why i continue putting words online even though i laugh at myself in the process... i tell myself the rare deeper connection is worth all the words nobody notices and i choose to believe it, cuz even if that is foolishness, i indulge my foolishness from time to time :)

this anti-blog balances all the dreamer-blogs... this is where i bring my head down from the clouds, feet back on the earth, and remind myself that, while everything is illusion, the closest to real is what we physically experience and share with our physical senses...

so i spend a few minutes, sometimes a half hour or hour each day writing because i love to write... the internet came along and i send my words out like messages in bottles... but life, the real thing, is the other 23+ hours a day... the words are wonderful illusions though, as long as i remember not to get lost in them :)

ohmegah said...

That's awesome man and you're 100% right. Writing is amazing, I love it, but it's not a 24 hr thing that I live in. Words describe my real world life, not define it.

I started using the internet as my paper and pen because I've never had privacy of any sorts in the real world. Its strange, I'm just trying to be myself and people think I'm just going against the current, and I say, "What current?" But anyways, the only use I've found is to write in that stupid diaryland website, that's it...maybe research, maybe.

Something that helped me a lot was studying thelema, because it helps you tare down illusions, and teaches you how to find something more, something true... like life and everyday people in the everyday world... too bad most are lost in their illusions, so so sad.

candoor said...

just this year i started keeping a daily "real life" diary that wasn't full of rambling babbles, rhymes, asides, and creative play...

the interesting thing is nobody from the internet nor from the real life offline notices or mentions it, even though i mention it now and then...

keeping in touch does not happen as much as it used to... being in touch with someone means getting in touch with yourself... and it seems most people are afraid of that, or don't have the time, or don't care to for whatever reason... maybe it's the season... transient passings through intransient lives...

so true, most are lost in illusions and do not know they create their own illusions...

i am not too familiar with thelema, but if it helps make it real, great...

i think the key is to know everything is an illusion and to choose to share the same illusion and in that way, make it real...

ohmegah said...

I like what you said,"to get in touch with people is to get in touch with yourself" and that's so true! I used to get discouraged when I saw how shitty the world is and I wondered about what I could do, when nothing or no one changes. Then I red this one book and it said, in order to work on others, work on you and that's it. Work on you!

As far as sharing illusions, I can't comment upon because I still believe that everyone is an illusion in themselves. I'm going to continue working on me and then if I run into someone who is working on themselves and on the same path, then we'll walk together as far as the path will take us.

candoor said...

if you have not read Richard Bach's book Illusions, i think you might like it... i've owned a dozen copies in this lifetime and it's one of those books that get passed along, but one travels with me wherever i move...

ohmegah said...

hmmmm, I'll look it up then