As each year comes to a close, we should reflect on our lives and reassess our priorities – perhaps this year more than any previous. This year, I have made a short video montage, as a tool of meditation of sorts, to provide myself with some clarity during this tumultuous time. My life is just a dream:
Goblin was a homeless rabbit that somebody discarded in my neighborhood, in the middle of the winter. He found his way to my backyard, where I found him shivering in the freezing rain. When I knelt down to pet him, he climbed right into my arms and started crying. Now he has a forever home, and he wants to be held continually.
I felt compelled to compile a short video, to lend perspective on our tentative and minuscule essence in spacetime. Often, the negative emotions we experience in life are the result of our unrealized expectations, our thwarted dreams, our vain and insignificant aspirations. Sadly, the universe does not always agree with our plans. There is a wholesome tranquility in resigning ourselves to the ebb and flow of cosmic tide. Let us never lose sight of what we truly are. We are part of the cosmos. We are nothing and everything. We are mortal yet timeless. Peace to you! Dream of everlasting repose!
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This is a sample from the live lectures Wisdoms Of The Mountains. Alan Watts. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York.
Join us on a bike ride on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes near Cataldo, Idaho. The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes is an old train track that was converted to a bike path, winding along the beautiful rivers and mountains of North, Idaho. Leave your troubles behind for a moment, and share the beauty of this wonderful day.
Our mortal lives are ephemeral - Brief sparks of consciousness in an ocean of infinity. We are flowers in temporal bloom. We are a fleeting sunbeam on a summer day. May we look beyond the thorns of our terrestrial being! May we adore the glorious garden of this extraordinary dream! O for the wisdom to understand well, of painting boldly though the canvas fades!
I am pleased to present for your edification, my latest artistic endeavor – Flowers!
A big thanks to kind friends and fellow admirers of flowers, whose video footage was instrumental in forming the clay from which to mold this brief celebration of life!
Thank you, Day 7, for the awesome ambient music. It worked out perfectly!
Check out the fantastic work of Day 7:
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