A Stranger: The Personal Mona Lisa
photograph + brief sketch + unfinished pixilation
when love inspires you.
i refuse to complete this.
i leave you behind
in the forest of our past
as i dissipate
into the dream
of what was never to become.
"If you comprehend the darkness, it seizes you.
It comes over you like the night with black shadows and countless shimmering stars.
Silence and peace come over you if you begin to comprehend the darkness.
Only he who does not comprehend the darkness fears the night.
Through comprehending the dark, the nocturnal, the abyssal in you, you become utterly simple. And you prepare to sleep through the millennia like everyone else, and you sleep down into the womb of the millennia, and your walls resound with ancient temple chants.
Since the simple is what always was.
Peace and blue night spread over you while you dream in the grave of the millennia."
~ Carl G. Jung
"You have to come to the awareness of how bad and unfortunate we have made this world, and how beautiful actually, the Universe has created it." ~ Yogi Bhajan
Santosha, or contentment is to be happy with life and its problems.
Santosha reflects that your peace is independent from the world around you, including situations and exterior objects.
When you struggle against the present moment, you struggle about and against the Universe.
The opposite of Santosha is insecurity, which creates restlessness and unsteadiness. We become more secure when we don’t need external objects or situations to soothe our anxiety.
We are all searching for something. Most people find contentment in material fulfillment, but after a while discontentment arises.
Santosha will only emerge when we give up our attachments.
If we have already attained the object of our desire, and we feel it’s already part of use, we might become angry if it’s taken away from us.
In addition, we feel anger towards whatever is keeping us from
fulfilling our desires.
Negative emotions that arise from attachment is fear.
Having fear means to live in the world of imagination- one where situations with negative outcomes that have not actually happened.
Attachment causes a number of negative emotions such as fear, jealousy, anger, depression and insecurity.
Rather than squarely facing the fact that everything in life is subject to
change, we desperately try to hold onto objects and situations.
Sooner or later we will have to let go of what we claims as ours.
It is only when we are able to release these attachments, that we are able to live free from the chains that bind us to negative possibilities.
Live in Santosha.
Find yr peace.
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