I had a peculiar dream the other night. I woke up during the dream and in the real world I willed myself back to sleep so I could continue the dream. I did continue the dream and at some point I discovered I was in another place/state. I moved between the other place/state, reality, and the dream world easily.
THis is hard to describe but after I awoke and I reached for my writing pad and I tried to explain.
There is another place/state. It is not sleep and it is not awake. Nor is a a place in-between. It is a different place. Maybe I can return there and gain an insight into the meaning of life. How you ask a question depends on what state you are in.
Friday, April 28, 2006
I have been thinking a lot about what kinds of things I will do in my search for the meaning of life and maybe I have found my first sojourn. It is a short sojourn and it revolves around a painting called: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? It is by Paul Gauguin and it is being kept in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston Massachusetts which is within reasonable driving distance for me.
Wikipedia has an excellent explanation of this painting:
The Painting at Wikipedia
A little about Gauguin: In 1891 he sailed to the tropics to escape the european world and as he describes it "everything that is artificial and conventional" He wanted to find a simpler life "where he could live on fish and fruit."
Here are two interesting quotes by Gauguin:
In order to do something new we must go back to the source, to humanity in its infancy.
I have tried to make everything breathe in this painting: belief, passive suffering, religious and primitive style, and the great nature with its scream.
The search continues
Saturday, April 01, 2006
Every day we are surrounded by this amazing and awe inspiring thing we call life. But for the most part we are blind to it. Busy making money, paying the bills, watching tv, dealing with the little things that consume us.
The complexity and the sheer scope of it all is enough of a proof that there is something beyond us and we will call this something beyond us God -not as an old wise man with a grey beard, but as a force that brought everything into being.
Proof for the skeptic
Now if all of this isn't proof enough for you - You might say it is just a series of things that happened, or it is a grand coincidence, or evolution or whatever you want.
God knows you would think this and he created something to convince you of his/her/it's existence. -- The eclipse ---
God created a moon and set it in motion around the earth in exactly the right place and distance so that it would exactly cover the disc of the sun. This is no coincidence. It was done on purpose. It is part of a language that god uses to speak to us.
What is he trying to say? He is saying: I am here and here is the proof.
Join me in the search