views from the mountains
Thoughts, comments, and explorations about our life and being. From a distance. By a wanderer in a rough, lucid, and challenging, yet immensely intriguing World.
As I climb higher, I see the essentially unchanging landscape from ever new perspectives. Slowly drifting clouds. Fog swallows part of the landscape, occasionally myself, releases us again. The light changes, at times swiftly. Occasionally, a fellow soul comes along, a short chat, just a nod. Situations, perceptions, understanding, they all change on the way, the landscape remains. The ephemeral and the rock solid.
From a distance, I perceive the large valleys, the mountain ranges, and I recognize their order. The rivers that shape the landscape, I see those nearby but not those farther away. Neither do I see the wide roads and big cites. I just know that there is more, much more, and different from what I see. But I do see the Sun.
Such are also these texts: Recurrent themes, surging, exhibiting ever new facets, evoking ever more comprehensive yet never complete imaginations of a reality that may be, beyond, and that unfolds and shapes itself. The last views stay on, memories, gently fading, until they are updated with a new vision, or not. It is these last views that are collected here. No journal, no thread, no blog, just views as last perceived, in the mountains.
I wish that these views inspire you to touch the mountains yourself, to walk through them, experience them, those in your outer world and those in your inner world.
ONE – the first blink [Dec 7, 2019]
The World is ONE, bigger and different from what any scientific, cultural, or spiritual line narrates.
ONE – looking deeper [Jan 5, 2020]
ONE – bigger and different from any of our narratives: How do we know, how can we possibly approach it?
Man – a very complicated being [July 7, 2019]
Humans are very complicated beings with a hierarchy of tightly interconnected layers that reach from the biomolecular machinery all the way to the divine sphere.
Nature & Culture – the existing and the emerging [Oct 27, 2019]
Nature is the existing World. Culture reaches from that existing into the not yet existing, attempts to see, explore, create, and form it, to turn it into nature.
Science & Spirituality – the known and the presumed [Nov 16, 2019]
A seemingly unlikely pair, they are the means for exploring our World, the prerequisites for forming the Unformed.
Images – from nature to science to spirituality and back [May 30, 2019]
Cross-fertilizing between lines that appear to have nothing in common: can we?