For whatever reason, I love to cast shadows into the light, and describing components to this modus operandi (and its contradictory opposite) felt like a fun way to wait while my oil gets changed ;)
I was recently reflecting on a “service” I’ve realized that I almost subconsciously seem offer to others, and it got me thinking about the phenomenon from a metaphorically symbolic standpoint, which then continued to expand and elaborate. Allow me to try and articulate the gist of it…
The distinction between “purpose” and “meaning” has recently been called into question, and through the contemplation of this comparison, much insight has been found embedded within the connective channel of exchange between these two interwoven concepts. While they share general themes in relation, certain nuances showcase different dimensions, and these diverging angles can be metaphysically analyzed to metaphorically translate in ways that highlight the behavioral variances to how these words are designed and can be applied.
My mind’s been swimming around the concept of a “mirror” today, with all its various connotations and associations, and I’ve been loving it--All the Way! The symbolism woven into its substance, function, and archetype is reflectively revealing through its concentrated contemplation….
The “physics” behind karma continues to fascinate me, while simultaneously trending towards liberation through the art of its contemplation. It would seem that all the elasticity of “time” is synonymous with the functioning of karma, and how everything is held perfectly cradled in the NOW, despite being an “echo” of the past “waving” into the future. The experiences we walk through are each transmuted by our perspective, which is also the result of everything held onto from the past balancing with what we’re moving towards and making space for in the future.
A recent contemplation has “re-surfaced” for exploration in consideration of relationships and the various levels/dimensions on which they can be founded. There are far too many for any one article to go into, so the distinction to particularly examine is that between a “common” relationship and one that exhibits qualities of being a “courtly” relationship.
These two “domains” (head and heart) get a lot of attention in general, but they are especially ripe for consideration in a metaphysical context. The connotations run much further than simply thinking and feeling. Unfortunately, there is often some misconception about the nature of each, inclusive of their metaphoric spectrum, and some descriptions can even paint the picture of each being competitively at odds with the other, with one being inherently “better” or “worse.” That simply is not so.
Some fun (perhaps speculative) perspectives have been weaving themselves together for me involving the varied discrepancies observable across the spectrum of life as experienced by different individuals. It certainly seems that there are some areas where a person excels, and others on which they must work, and those areas are different across the board.