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Monday, February 27, 2006

Our Life as a Wave

This article by Nomon Tim Burnett is a touch wordy, but there's much food for thought:

What if we could really feel the ocean. What if we developed the courage to allow our attention to drop below the surface of our wave into the depths. What if we were to breathe down to the bottom of our wave and see what that boundary between our wave and the rest of the ocean was like. What if we found that in fact there is no boundary there at all. If we could actually appreciate that and even relax and enjoy that dynamic edge where you can’t really tell where the ocean ends and our wave begins? Maybe it would help us relax about this fear we hold. This fear of dissolution. Because what’s really changing when our wave’s water returns to the bottom of the ocean?


Blogger sirbarrett said...

That would be like exhaling and inhaling at the same time, which is something we're certainly not used to. When we aren't relaxed, it is like we're holding our breath.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Dharmasattva said...

That reminds me of Thich Nhat Hanh, who uses the image of the wave as a way of explaining non-self. The wave dwells among other waves, and is indistinguishable from the other waves. Where does one wave begin and the other end? It's hard to say.


9:42 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

We see and define each wave as a separate piece of the ocean, but in truth they are all one. Our connection to one another is so much more than our diferences.


1:10 PM  

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