Do not be deceived by their immateriality. Thoughts are things—that is, objects in the mind. This is where the drive to de-clutter originates. Ah, subtraction! Thank you, Marie Kondo. Space is love.
Knowing about someone is not even remotely the same as knowing someone. My name is Keith. “You are the light of the world,” Jesus said.
Good communication is essential. Sometimes words may be necessary.
There is the visible, the world of form, and then there is the invisible, the formless, which inexplicably erupted 14 billion years ago. If all we’re aware of is the world of form, we’re semi-conscious, lost in a mad whorl of thought and emotion.
Are we not alternately fascinated with, resigned to, fixated on and horrified by the process of aging? The reason for all of this turbulence is that we are in thrall to our bodies, utterly identified with them. But here’s the thing: We are not our bodies. We have bodies but only in the sense that we have cars, houses, clothes or any other material thing. In fact, the materiality of the body is what makes it difficult to change.
My body has an age measured in years. It has logged 68 of these. But the “I” that I am has no age. “I” is as old as God.