Jung describes synchronicity as a meaningful coincidence of two or more events, where something other than the probability of chance is involved. …The critical factor is the meaning, the subjective experience that comes to the person: events are connected in a meaningful way, that is, events of the inner and outer world, the invisible and the tangible, the mind and the physical universe. This coming together at the right moment can happen only without the conscious intervention of the ego. …it is as though the psyche had its own secret design…
~The Essence of Jung Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism, Radmila Moacanin
I find myself drawn to photograph people who seemingly are within their own worlds as they wander, interact, mingle within the public realm. Yet, sometimes the eye is drawn towards the amazing abstract paintings light creates within the window canvas.
Seeing Differently is an October challenge proposed by Robyn.
“We may speak of conditions and consequences as though they were things, but if we look more closely they turn out to be processes with no independent reality. The harshness of a barbed remark that haunts us for days is no more than a brief instance isolated from a torrent of events. Yet it stands out in the mind’s eye as something intrinsically real and apart. This habit of isolating things leads us to inhabit a world in which the gaps between them come absolute.”
~ Buddhism without Beliefs, Stephen Batchelor
Seeing things a bit different during the recent “tour de corgi” by viewing events unfold with the camera at ground level…my 2nd image submitted in response to Robyn’s photo challenge.
“… the present situation [is] the fruition of former choices…engage it as the arena for what is to come. …embrace the ambiguity of a present that is simultaneously tied to an irrevocable past and free for an undetermined future.*
Buddhism without Beliefs
of falling petals vanishes into
moon and flowers …
Japanese Death Poems
for you who
though you have already arrived,
may the early evening storm
not blow so hard!
Sky Above, Great Wind
At last free,
at last I am a woman free!
No more tied to the kitchen,
stained amid the stained pots,
no more bound to the husband
who thought me less
than the shade he wove with his hands.
No more anger, no more hunger,
I sit now in the shade of my own tree.
Meditating thus, I am happy, I am serene.
*”Sumangala’s Mother,” the wife of a maker of hats and shade-umbrellas, was a member of the earliest community of women followers of the Buddha.
Women in Praise of the Sacred
Ed: Jane Hirshfield
though I think
not to think about it anymore,
I do think about it,
and wet my sleeves
thinking about it
In today’s WordPress challenge I’m hoping you’ll put all of that futuristic camera tech to good use, by thinking about the shape of things to come… In a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that says FUTURE TENSE
The Radiant Buddha said:
Regard this fleeting world like this:
Like stars fading and vanishing at dawn,
Like bubbles on a fast moving stream,
Like morning dewdrops evaporating on blades of grass
Like a candle flickering in a strong wind, echoes, mirages, and phantoms, hallucinations, and like a dream
The Eight Similes of Illusion, from the Prajna Paramita Sutras