YaHooka Forums  

Go Back   YaHooka Forums > The Chronic Colloquials > Free For All
Home FAQ Social Groups Links Mark Forums Read

Free For All A place for thoughts and ideas that are out of place anywhere else.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-14-2008, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
Life is Subtext
 
The Rev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Samsara
Posts: 25,265
Thanks: 14,905
Thanked 11,457 Times in 5,548 Posts
Teonanactl : Looking without Seeing

I had an amazing mushroom experience last night. One of those moments where everything seems so starkly obvious, reality and non-reality being so much more distinct from each other than in the sober state.

In the midst of this, a thought occurred to me: It's not what you see, it's that you're looking. This idea hit me as the most obvious thing, something incredibly mundane yet ultimately profound.

Thoughts?



The Rev
__________________


Budforce - My Friend
August 29, 1973- May 25, 2012


The Rev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
Duderino
 
Waves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: chiburbs
Posts: 25,213
Thanks: 2,501
Thanked 7,964 Times in 4,439 Posts
reminds me of this quote:

Henry Miller:

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
__________________
Stop acting so small
You are the universe
In ecstatic motion
-Rumi
Waves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
willie d
 
Man in Black's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: dayton,ohio
Posts: 7,813
Thanks: 7,684
Thanked 2,765 Times in 1,629 Posts
how true, how true

__________________
Wake me up early, be good to my dogs, and teach my children to pray.
Man in Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
JcP
Arigatogozaimashita
 
JcP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: hopefully with a hot 22 year old
Posts: 5,683
Thanks: 206
Thanked 979 Times in 569 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Rev View Post
In the midst of this, a thought occurred to me: It's not what you see, it's that you're looking.
That, right there, is one of the best-phrased examples of the birth of self-awareness I think I've ever read.

sigged.
__________________

Just look out around us, people fightin their wars...
They think they'll be happy when they've settled their scores...
Let's lay down our weapons
and hold us apart
be still for just a minute
try to open our hearts
MORE LOVE.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Rev View Post
It's not what you see, it's that you're looking.
JcP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 06:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
Life is Subtext
 
The Rev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Samsara
Posts: 25,265
Thanks: 14,905
Thanked 11,457 Times in 5,548 Posts
Thanks...and thanks!

More than just self-awareness, though. It's awareness awareness. Even the imperative itself, "Look." still focuses awareness into the mind. It's the actual act that brings you to the moment. Not thinking about it, or understanding it, or whatever. Just looking, just listening, without an object to look at or listen to; that would just point your attention back into the mind, with all the ideas of significance and meaning that we substitute for actual experiences of things.



The Rev
__________________


Budforce - My Friend
August 29, 1973- May 25, 2012


The Rev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 08:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
JcP
Arigatogozaimashita
 
JcP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: hopefully with a hot 22 year old
Posts: 5,683
Thanks: 206
Thanked 979 Times in 569 Posts
yea totally. "awareness awareness" is a better way of saying it.
__________________

Just look out around us, people fightin their wars...
They think they'll be happy when they've settled their scores...
Let's lay down our weapons
and hold us apart
be still for just a minute
try to open our hearts
MORE LOVE.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Rev View Post
It's not what you see, it's that you're looking.
JcP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 07:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
best at t.woods 2008
 
matthewmunari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: las vegas
Posts: 1,470
Blog Entries: 92
Thanks: 229
Thanked 63 Times in 56 Posts
too bad most people lack awareness, let alone awareness awareness..i try to be aware of my surroundings, and the people in them, and the feelings of the people in my vicinity of contact, whether that be on the phone, or face to face, more people need to be aware of the impact their actions will have on their surroundings
__________________
http://www.unsigned.com/reparation
Quote:
Originally Posted by tedkennedy View Post
whoa whoa whoa a nigga gotta be real once in a while aight?
matthewmunari is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design