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Posts tagged “Self-Awareness

pre-light | and mint and tulips

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There is a light that emerges within oneself that is not unlike a growing imagination and the scent of mint and tulips in spring.


the interior rooms and the endless distance

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A reflection of moments in time. Our interior rooms with the persistence of place and memory; beautiful and alarming, from past to present. And from attachment to freedom, we give thanks for the smallest of things such as breath and the endless distance.


the endless distance outside my window | dream two (2)

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I am immersed in a short film series entitled “Outside My Window | Dreams.” This is actually the second video in the series as I rework the first film. I cannot think of much to say about the series or this film at this moment. I just wanted to post it. I hope you, my readers, enjoy the shorter format and embrace the art.


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outside my window, i made the journey into my own reflection

outside my window | i made the journey into my own reflection

i thought I knew
what was there
here
without you


variations | the silent place of no maps or memories

In a silent place
with [no – thing]
> just the present moment
and the awareness of being present.

The day began with many thoughts, and as I rode past farms, creeks, trees, and life itself, the thoughts became less and less. Until I was one with the body. One with its perpetual motion. Forward and away. And the awareness of its progression to stillness. Being present. Being Free.


The Waking Dream That Brings Such Beautiful Light

Sometimes it only takes a moment to feel a dream has something to say….

The waking dream in the morning light

a soft moment …

of transition

– sleeping in slumber

– waking in peace

an ethereal awareness

here

now

– in the present moment

centered

in an intuitive way

 – to life

 – to meaning

a very dreaming day …


The Setting Sun and the Years of Our Descent (Recovery Remix 2011)

The city series….

From across the park I see the days end and the last day begin

We remember what we shared—the deep dark place and beautiful heaven.

And to never forget is now the bond that liberates and heals.

It is the recovery we now hold dear

and

the rising sun….


A horoscope perspective for a Gemini the twin / 1/13/2011

To see ourselves in multiple views, is to know ourselves as one

Astrologer Hunter Reynolds says that when you are at your best, you Geminis specialize in “enlightened impatience.” You don’t get trapped expressing polite deference in situations that drain your energy. You don’t tolerate boring experiences just because they’re supposed to be good for you. You’d rather “err on the side of learning-through-too-much-movement” than get bogged down in “principled sluggishness.” But while that’s how you are when you’re at your peak, you can also be susceptible to the dark side of this talent. Sometimes you abort a potential breakthrough by prematurely fleeing a useful but difficult scene. I suspect you may be prone to that kind of behavior right now. My advice: Be skeptical of your escape reflex.