Your life is a myth

PARABLES OF WISDOM

The Forbidden Heights presents the paradigms and patterns of our modern lives as insightful myths and symbols.

This collection of parables points to mystical and spiritual notions that resonate across cultures, regardless of dogma, creed or tradition.

THE  FORBIDDEN  HEIGHTS
Parables

 

PARABLES

Written in English between 1986 and 1991, this work has been translated into Arabic for this unique, dual-language publication.

Those who appreciate the wisdom of the Sufis and the writings of Khalil Gibran are sure to enjoy this work.

Re: Response

There are certainly better or worse acts to play but which one is right for you? Which one resonates with your life and gives you the sense that the life you are living is the life that you intend to live? I don't think you can find it by thinking it through like you would planning a trip. We are all really symbols for something beyond our intellectual capacity to grasp "it". Yes, there is a method or a process but the intellect can't touch it because that process is multidimensional while our intellect is linear. We get a sense of this in the act of creating art. I can at least speak from my experience... I have never done anything creative while actually observing or being mindful intellectually of the process taking place. That act of creation is itself a liberation, a resonance and the artist brings that resonance into form with all of his/her being. Later perhaps the artist or the audience may study the art and see patterns or processes that we can point out, critique, etc. and map them out through linear thinking. But that multidimensional impulse behind it all does not care about articulated methods and processes. So the recognition itself, that we are an act, that our lives are a myth, is liberation. It is a recognition of the individual "I" as an illusion. The illusion is that there are separate events, people, etc. That fragmentation is the work of our intellect. And while it is practical in some respects, it is certainly detrimental and even horrific in others, as we see all around us. I have grappled with this for a long time but have found that no philosophy, words or concepts can really get "it" because that "it" is dynamic. Concepts and philosophies and descriptions are static. Even science is telling us that our Universe is filled with paradoxes beyond imagination and that the basic nature of reality is psychedelic. The world is an act of perception. And no amount of thinking about it will give you the experience of it.

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