(Splinter, Jen and Mark in west-Negril, Nov 2017)
When I was a boy and teenager I never understood the term ‘soul’. It made no sense. I came across it in either a religious or scholarly context that seemed abstract and removed from my life.
And it wasn’t until many years later that the term “essence” or “soul-essence” finally clicked in and I realized what it was – that it was me, my true essence and energy that these terms refer to. The deeper part of yourself beyond the ego-personality role.
And that was a turning point for me. Because it meant that it was all eminently and infinitely practical. It was more real than the reality in which we give our power away to.
It meant that understanding of the universe and life was possible and that I could start to grow in understanding and awareness. It meant that I could start to live from that place.
And I am still exploring and choosing this in my life. It is a simple choice that drives my life and choices and I do not always come from that place but it has become easier over the years.
Connecting with that energy opens up so much because it is the energy of existence. That place which we are all one. And the choice is a consistency and broadening beyond anything else.
Love is what we are.
‘His tail was back. He was sure of it. He felt a stab of elation, the octagons and adrenaline mingling with something else. You’re enjoying this, he thought; you’re crazy.
Because, in some weird and very approximate way, it was like a run in the matrix. Get just wasted enough, find yourself in some desperate but strangely arbitrary kind of trouble, and it was possible to see Ninsei as a field of data, the way the matrix had once reminded him of proteins linking to distinguish cell specialties. Then you could throw yourself into a highspeed drift and skid, totally engaged but set apart from it all, and all around you the dance of biz, information interacting, data made flesh in the mazes of the black market…’
-Neuromancer, author William Gibson
Enjoying this book right now by the brilliant Canadian writer. Not going to review it but just sharing that, for those who are not familiar, it is one of the most groundbreaking and influential works of fiction of the last century.
For some reason Hollywood never adapted it but as of August 2017 a project is picking up steam and looks like a movie is in the works finally. The book definitely has an edge and energy to it and the movie might be some type of hybrid Trainspotting-Blade-Runner-Matrix (without the martial-arts ballet every scene).
Isn’t it wonderful exploring new worlds? Be open to new ways of seeing the world and observe your movement in it. (And of course you don’t need drugs for that.)
Been thinking of this quote from Mick Jagger recently:
“A good thing never ends.“
Short and makes one pause.
And there is an idea that I’ve always been drawn to that relates to that:
~everything is here, now~
I love the clean line drawings of Picasso and Matisse. There is an ease, clarity and simplicity that shines through.
Picasso lived an interesting life. As a young man struggling to make ends meet during frigid Paris winters with his art, friends, and women to keep him warm. And later in life much time spent in the sun, a master of his craft, immensely successful and still exploring into a ripe older age.
I remember reading or hearing about a tidbit from Picasso’s life that stuck in my mind. That he would go into the local grocer or shops and of course everyone knew who he was. And instead of money he would often just scribble out a doodle as a form of payment. I like that idea a lot.
The energy we are extends into the world and creates.
The energy you are is not limited to a point in space and time.
Observe how your energy interacts with your environment.
With the plants and people and even the building you live in.
Observe your ideas, thoughts and choices manifest into and as your life.
Observe how the energy you are extends into the future and past as well.
Time is not linear like is commonly viewed.
And neither are you.
Observe what is around you and observe yourself and allow your perspective to open.
Ask yourself what is truly means that you are not limited to one point or body in space and time.