Fluid thoughts

Having a brain we don’t understand. Having a consciousness but not knowing why we’re here…this is hard on me sometimes. It seems we are not yet the generations or species to solve these mysteries.
Some people might think we are the final product of something. A final state of evolution. They think they are ‚finished‘ and ‚complete‘. And I guess in every era some people thought so about themselves.

The Moment of Truth

Gnōthi seautón [greek: ΓΝΩΘΙ ΣΕΑΥΤΟΝ, „Nosce te ipsum“, „Know thyself!“, „Erkenne dich selbst!“]
A (delphic) saying so old, so wise and so inevitable to life itself that it seems hardly possible to grasp it. Following Plato’s idea of self-awareness, gnōthi seautón is an offer, an invitation and maybe even a request to man to recognize himself as what he truly is – „an immortal, godlike soul inhabiting and using a physical body.“

Stripped

My eyes are closed. My headphones cover my ears and everything else fades away…slowly – just like the space around me would widen itself steadily. Until I am all-one. I feel the music filling up my system…spreading like the space around me. My body reacts to it so naturally – with a flow of feelings, with this slight arousal of empathy. And I am not more than an observer. I let it be. Setting it free.

Wild and free

All good things are wild and free
Henry David Thoreau

 

Henry David Thoreau recently became one of my favorite philosophers. There is hardly anything to add to this quote. It´s a simple sentence filled to the brim with truth. I just got it wrong for a long time, I guess.

Freedom

Right here and now there is no place on earth or beyond where I’d rather be. Wait.
I pause my thoughts to check on my feelings. Can that be true? If I could be anywhere in the world right now, would I choose to be here?
The answer strikes me with a sweet shiver and little goosebumps run across my skin.

Shifting

With cold drops of mountain water sprinkled all over my warm skin, I close my eyes. I relish that feeling. A feeling you just can’t put to words, because you know it is beyond that.
I am thankful. At peace. And humble. And something untold. Something so wild I know I could never tame it.

Perfekte Tage

Nun sitze ich hier. An diesem wundervoll friedlichen Ort.
Die Sonne und der leichte Wind streicheln mein Gesicht. Ich schließe die Augen.
Alles ist Gefühl. Ich bin Gefühl. War es schon immer.