It is really very simple. Look at trees. Look at water flowing down a mountain stream. Look at anything and everything. The same principles apply. Everything parallels. The same laws of nature are at work on different levels and to varying degrees everywhere. Manifestation of the universe, a breath in and out, the sun rising and setting, trees producing acorns producing trees, what goes up must come down. Everything is, in essence, the same one thing. I am that. You are that. All of this is nothing but that. It’s all the same.
Those principles are well established and fixed, like the notes of a music scale. However, notes are bent, flowed through quickly or held, played loud or softly. Music is infinitely fixed, yet infinitely flexible. So is life. So is existence. Music can be analyzed scientifically, but the meaning is in the music. The meaning is in the feeling. Feelings lie deeper than thoughts. Essence lies deeper than feelings. Feelings reach out to essence. Yet the path home can be quite curved. It’s all the same.
If you start at the surface and try to fathom the depth, you get lost in the complex web of life, charmed by the melody of the magical flute. Yet the web, the music, emerged from something quite simple. If you start at the depth and follow the blossoming to the surface, everything is under-stood.
Awaken to the depth of life. The surface all points in that direction, but you must listen. You must get the message. And at some point, like an acorn falling from the tree, you will finally let go and return home.
This gives such a beautiful feel for the natural flow in life.
And, my favorite Michael Mamas quote from this blog is: “If you start at the surface and try to fathom the depth, you get lost in the complex web of life….”
This blog is poetic in its beauty, simplicity, and meaningfulness. This is one to treasure and re-read. Many thanks Brahmarshi.
Awesome writing. Thank you for creating the feeling through the words.
We thought about this. This is a profound blog. It sounds like you had a wonderful eclipse experience. It’s poetic. It’s beautiful. And it expresses what really is:
The cyclic nature of the universe. A thing means what it is. To analyze a thing is not the same as feeling its essence.
When we have experienced the Wholeness and its simplicity the world is transformed. Then instead of seeing the world as filled with complexity, we see the multiplicity of its expressions as a beautiful cyclic unfolding.
Eloquently said and amazing to consider!
Wow, very beautiful and exquisite. Once again, Michaelji uses the perfect words to create a feeling that touches us deep within our souls. Many Thanks.
The portion of the blog around structured and unstructured, or infinitely fixed and infinitely flexible, brings me back to the art of ballet which has a strong relationship with music. Through my ballet mentor, I discovered the building blocks of ballet. All of the steps are made up of and can be broken down to the plie (bend) and battement tendu (battement stretched). The mastery of ballet is the dancer’s ability to perfect the underlying infinitely fixed, structured basics, to be able to move within that structure to express the infinitely flexible, creative artistry of the choreography.
Now to apply this in my life where it counts most.
I very much appreciate all the comments on this blog (and all blogs for that matter). Without your comments and questions, it feels like I am casting my efforts into an empty abyss! Your responses inspire me to continue with the blogs.
I loved your comment about ballet. Making connections of the principles to different aspects of life is so important. In so doing, life is understood on deeper and deeper levels. In time, everything is seen to be that one thing out of which all things emerge. That is called Unity. Every single things is known to be That. It becomes a direct, spontaneous, effortless perception. At that point, even the most committed atheist can within themselves only find one word for ‘That’. No other word works. All other words fall short. It is that it is…
Your blogs are a perfect experience of “feelings reaching out to essence”.
As always,thank you.
Karma is a beautiful thing Michael Mamas!