“We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”
Amidst all our lives.. we find moments that leave us literally - speechless.
35MM film soup
Individual love. 35mm film soup
Before high tide.
Long hair dreams.
Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.
The Little Prince (via thatkindofwoman)
(35mm film soup)
It occurred to me shortly after being robbed (of some meaningful items) last week, that nothing is forever.
Throughout our life span, we will go through a rise and fall of “The ego”. Unless of course we reach ultimate enlightenment and no longer have an ego. The ego is the center that holds and forms all of our attachments. Once we own something and create a bond with it, once we meet someone and love them, once something harms us and we dislike it - these are all attachments that bind us to the ego. Of course, part of complete enlightenment would be learning not to attach ourselves to any one person, place or thing. As you and I both know this is more difficult than it sounds. When we love something , especially, it’s hard to only love it in that instant for what it is and not carry that emotion on with an attachment. Same goes for all the rest of our emotions.
You see, throughout our life.. the ego will rise, and will fall. (As long as we have it) We will feel ultimate bliss and joy, and we will feel horrible, heartbreaking, pain. All emotions are needed to form a well-rounded being who is capable of living a passionate life..however we don’t have to hold on to those things and attachments forever. We can feel them completely, and then let them go just as easily as they came.
Our duty, through all these feelings and emotions - is to enjoy each moment / each emotion as it’s happening, but not to hold on to it as an attachment. Nothing lasts forever, not you, not I, not the belongings which were taken from me, not any of our belongings, not our loved ones, nothing. It is important to love these things each moment - as something completely new. Love what you have, while you have it. However know, that you will not “have it forever” .. and that is okay. I believe we shouldn’t love or hate things with yesterday’s love and hate. We should view things completely new each day.. feeling whatever fleeting feelings we might have, in the moment and letting go of the previous days feelings and emotions. Starting everyday / every moment - brand new.
The more we learn not to form attachments to the ego.. The more freedom we will find ourselves feeling. To go through each emotion as it is happening .. and not holding onto stale emotions.. but continuing to create pretty, little, new feelings & emotions each and every day. Letting go of the ego.. and not allowing it to rise and fall. But just allowing ourselves - to be.
That is beautiful.