Our major spiritual test as humans is to resist becoming attached, especially to images which we habitually create in our minds.
We cling white-knuckled to apparitions and delusions fearfully, scared of losing our synthetic self-made view of reality.
This fear and acquisitiveness has driven us to etch a thick line between the visible and the invisible so that we cannot live fully, cannot enter the game as qualified players. Instead, we stand on the sidelines and live indirectly according to our own rules.
Images are wonderful if we resist trying to make them permanent, trying to archive and fix them in stone.
We can simply surrender ourselves to beautiful, bewitching or bedeviling images and their resonance will explode in the vast torrential flow of all existence.
Then we will flow with them in a glorious cascade into true happiness and freedom, into our natural essence of love and compassion.
Mariko Kinoshita: Cosmos – used courtesy of the artist
Silk threads of glow worms – https://www.megapixl.com/vermeulenperdaen-stock-images-videos-portfolio
Mariko Kinoshita: winter sun – used courtesy of the artist