Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Beyond the bounds of what we 'KNOW'

(10000 Awake)

As long as I can remember, I've felt drawn to 'get to the bottom of things'. To reach beyond initial impressions. There have been moments when 'beyond' took me all the way through (and into) the boundless territory, of The Unknown.

On such occasions--much like 'Alice in Wonderland'--I've discovered a surprising 'place', with no words and no dimension. The following video snippet, is me trying to put words to it anyway! 

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 Maurissa Afanador has produced a series of video-interviews where folks describe their own transformative experience of profound insight, or gradual realization. She captures the unique flavor of each individual encounter--as it embraces a common thread--something I imagine you might also recognize in yourself.
10000 Awake is a lovely site where these stories are available to enjoy. You may have something to add--or simply be curious to view some of these homologous, yet uniquely personal, experiences. 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Invitation to BE

"...Making ourselves visible 
arranges for a different kind 
of disappearance 
 into the work, the task, the audience, 
the life that opens up, where the fearful one 
who first dreamt 
is burned away by anticipation 
and a living contact with a future 
we might want to call our own…
making ourselves visible enables us 
firstly to be found 
and then invited in, 
by the world we desire..."   
 David Whyte 
Adapted from
Crossing the Unknown Sea:
Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity.
Riverhead © David Whyte