“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
One’s basis for believing oneself to be enlightened is not that of having a mentalized grasp of the concept that “I am God”—in whatever form and by whatever name you consider “God” to Be. The basis for knowing oneself to be enlightened is having had the experience of God-Presence as oneSelf. Then, and only then, can one speak of “being enlightened.” All else is simply characteristic of being on a spiritual quest, regardless of the sophistication of one’s philosophical understandings. -Rasha Artists, Dreams, Screens, Piero Fornasetti, Windows, Pierofornasetti, Flats, Drawing, Eye
max gasparini; Ink, 2009, Painting "ariel"
profp: billowy: c. 1915 (Via) “I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.” ― Judith Minty, Letters to My Daughters Photographers, B W, Vintage Photos, Black And White, Art Inspiration, Boats, 1915, Beauty, Photography
“This pause in time, within time ... When did I first experience the exquisite sense of surrender that is only possible with another person? The peace of mind one experiences on one's own, one's certainty of self in the serenity of solitude, are nothing in comparison to the release and openness and fluency one shares with another, in close companionship ...” ― Muriel Barbery Funny Image, Inspiration, The Artists, Art Photography, Kenn Gregoire, Dutch, Perspective, Painting, Kisses
Together, 2011 Mike Weber