begin by opening your eyes

This deeply moving video by Louie Schwartzberg never fails to moisten my eyes.

The voice of the older gentleman belongs to Brother David Steindl-Rast

. . . the beauty and seduction of nature
are designed to teach us
that we are all connected
and one … in a universe
that celebrates Life . . .



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when thought ceases, so do I



When thought ceases, so do I.
I die to the molecular world around me: the birds and cars and people and expressways. The trees and buildings and rivers and neon signs.
I am the puzzle piece fitting perfectly into those around me.
Out an airplane window I am an imperceptible dot in a sprawling, seamless mosaic.
In death I awaken to this heavenly perspective at ground level.

– John Ptacek

Image source: The Village Web

Milosz, Lawrence, Einstein and Adyashanti on nondual awareness

Poet, novelist, scientist and zen monk – an unlikely gathering of extraordinary minds with a mutual perspective…

To see, purely and simply, without name,
Without expectations, fears, or hopes,
At the edge where there is no I
or not-I.
Czeslaw Milosz


Art is a form of supremely delicate awareness …
being at one with the object.
D. H. Lawrence


The individual feels the futility of human desires and aims and the sublimity and marvelous order which reveals itself in nature.  Individual existence impresses him as a sort of prison and he wants to experience the universe as a single significant whole.
Albert Einstein


The truest knowing is to be able to perceive without abstraction—purely, simply.  This is what the world is crying for.


seeing from silence

a parade of nondual perspectives

waking up to wonder


Frederick Franck: Apple Tree


Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly discover the world.

This apple tree is not the first one I draw, but perhaps the thousandth.  I feel the sap rise to its spreading branches.  I feel in my toes how its roots grip the earth.

We do a lot of looking: we look through lenses, telescopes, television tubes…
Our looking is perfected every day, but we see less and less.

While drawing grasses I learn nothing “about” grass, but wake up to the wonder that there is grass at all.

– Frederick Franck

homage to frederick franck

the leaf’s budding and dying are my own!

seeing/drawing as meditation

the Face of faces

the 10 commandments (guidelines for the creative life)

frederick franck at the artisans’ gallery

every time I open my eyes

Every time I open my eyes
I invite the world to take shape
and every time
the world takes shape
I’m invited to open my eyes
and see the world raw,
and naked, holding out its hand
calling me into itself
where I am taken into
the transparency of things …

– Rupert Spira



Rupert Spira’s website

Video source – netineti media organizers of the science and nonduality conference
(Don’t miss their great youtube channel)

rupert spira at the artisans’ gallery

cézanne and nature’s eternity

art and consciousness

spira – expressing the inexpressible in clay and haiku

the process of perception is one of creation