Saturday, April 11, 2009

unfoldment






Daniel

These are the mystical tales of one soul's journey thru the
eternal lifetimes, towards the summit of his own unfoldment.
It is a story of the endless journey we all walk,
though treading upon seemingly different paths.
Peace be with you.

-Daniel J. Miller





What I mean by "spiritual unfoldment" is the possibility in the human being of finding a center which is more than just "myself," a center which seems to embody a level of wisdom, empathy, creativity, humor, and joy which is missing in the ordinary, everyday personality, a center, that is, which is not the outcome of thoughts, attitudes, and ideas, but which seems to exist prior to thought. Once this center is somehow intuited by the ordinary self, "unfoldment" refers to the ever-expanding experience of finding meaning and value in living more from that greater center and less from the demands of the everyday personality as it expresses itself in thoughts, fears, and desires. To put this in somewhat grander terms, that which is finite, time-bound, and subject to death, becomes aware in some way of the underlying ground of being which feels infinite, timeless, and everlasting.
- Dr. Robert Saltzman


Easter animation created in 3DSMax, Reactor and Premiere.
Animation by Conor Gorman, Music 'Lullby' by _ghost.
www.conorgorman.com

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10 comments:

himalman said...

Happy Easter.. Excellent site, I very much enjoyed my visit. Very good written descriptive writing. I will keep checking back often.

RB said...

"Once this center is somehow intuited by the ordinary self, "unfoldment" refers to the ever-expanding experience of finding meaning and value in living"

Nice.

Erin Davis said...

"..that which is finite, time-bound, and subject to death, becomes aware..of the underlyin ground of being which feels infinite, timeless, and everlasting."
I love this. I am going to meditate on this today. Thank you, Lydia! The video is beautiful, too.

M Riyadh Sharif said...

Hypnotizing!

Darlene said...

Lovely animation. Thank you for sharing this.

Happy Easter to you and yours, Lydia.

the watercats said...

lol... I've read this about four times now... and I think my head is about to explode! I think I might have found this 'state' during labour though.. it's a full on strange place where we are thrust in between extreme ends of the human scale. death and life... pain and euphoria... stillness and extreme natural force.. free from thought but deep in concentration... perhaps 'unfoldment' could be a positive new word for 'labour'..lol

the watercats said...

oh!.. happy easter to you too!.. thanks for dropping by my ramblings. You are always welcome
!-)

Lydia said...

@himalman- Happy Easter to you! Thank you for being here and for your kind words. Your blog is so great, unlike any others in all regards, a natural high!

@RB- I liked that too. :)

@Erin- Now that you mention it, that phrase would be good for meditation. Saturday was swamped...I'll do it on Sunday.

@M Riyadh Sharif- Yes, it is!

@Darlene- Thank you, glad it appealed to you. Happy Easter to you, too. :)

@the watercats- O, that is terrific. I think you may have unfolded and expanded upon the meaning of the word! I was never pregnant, hence have no personal experience of what you describe. Thanks for going through all of that for those of us who did not!
p.s. Your ramblings are a real treat and so is your music.

YogaforCynics said...

Cool video...and I like the quotes...the question always just how to get to that still, quiet space?

Lydia said...

@YogaforCynics- Glad you were here and had a good time. I was counting on you to show the way........let me know when you find out how to get there. :)

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