“Genuineness is truly feeling oneself as a human being. From that, you begin to realize that there is no fundamental problem with your human existence. Nothing about you needs to be destroyed, or razed; no warfare is necessary. That is the ultimate idea of warriorship. If you have to fight, you are not all-victorious. When you are all-victorious, you don’t have to conquer anything.”—
“This “I got it, I lost it” phenomenon is the struggle, as it were, between our true nature and our imagined sense of self. It means our consciousness is not yet beyond the gravitational field of the dream state of ego, and so we vacillate between our true nature and our imagined sense of self—back and forth, back and forth. This can be very disconcerting and can feel schizophrenic in a way. We’ve seen the deeper reality of things, and then we find ourselves back in the dream state. Part of us still knows the deeper reality; part of us knows that the egoic structure isn’t true. Part of us knows that whatever our mind believes, whatever interpretation it is making, is literally nothing but a dream in the mind and body. But the force of the dream state can still be very strong. Even as we know the truth of our being, we can still find ourselves believing in ego. While we may know that a thought has no validity, is absolutely untrue, we may find ourselves believing in it anyway.”—Adyashanti (2004-12-01). End of Your World, The (Kindle Locations 390-392). Sounds True. Kindle Edition. (via parkstepp)
“Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos describe a particular category of architectural effect that they liken to walking through a painting: ‘your gaze swerves and orients you through color, shininess, light, figuration, and sensation’. Taken from Gilles Deleuze, this effect is derived from a ‘a haptic vision of color, as opposed to the optical vision of light’. Such a ‘sense’ of color is tactile-optical: it ‘implies a type of seeing that is distinct from the optical, a close-up viewing in which ‘the sense of sight behaves just like the touch’. This tactile-optical experiencing of space is one in which the real and virtual collapse – a space in which imagination, fantasy, hallucination, effect mingle with the material, the visual, the sensory; like the club or rave, and environment which the synesthetic merging of light, sound, motion, and chemicals combine with the propriosensory processes of the body as it turns and moves. The world opened up for the participant is one of flux and flows, a dynamic field of provisional, contingent, and distractive effects.”—Eco_Logics | Helene Furjan « (via wildcat2030)
“Beauty I understand to be a fluid and emergent sense oriented perceptive realization occurring in the mind as a form of knowledge.
As a form of knowledge beauty is transformative by nature and has the propensity to bypass our reasoning mechanism without initially implying judgments. In this respect beauty is a terminology that is infinitely useful especially when the goal is not the status quo of our historical heritage but the expansion of our minds into new horizons. Beauty allows our minds an expansion of the proprioception mechanism (by which we represent ourselves to ourselves) into an extended territory of comprehension.
Hence its fundamental and critical importance.”—Wildcat: Beauty Is A Restless Entity now writing the next step of this essay, stay tuned.. (via wildcat2030)