Sharing a Non-Selfie

Thank you David for this stunning mystical marriage of image and text.
I know my readers will love this so much!


originally posted Dec 14, 2013

non-selfie non-selfie ~d nelson

The self is only made of non-self elements.
But before we can truly understand our nature of non-self
we must understand ourself, first. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Since beginning-less time
impelling energies & matter
from form to emptiness
and back again
through space, including earth
to ancestors
who photosynthesized, swam, crawled,
flew, walked, then stood up,
until co-arising as a self
for the sake of argument
we can call me,
in this moment’s configuration.

quick, get a selfie!
as this self will die
and be reborn
in each new moment.

non-selfie with non-tree non-selfie with non-tree

Five streams flowing, eternally.

First, body: who’s physiology burns calories to fuel it’s movement, bearing new cells as old ones age, and die.

Second, perception: streams in a feast of images, sounds and contact through eye, ear, nose, tongue and touch.

Third, feelings: experienced as pleasures, pains, comfort, and…

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7 thoughts on “Sharing a Non-Selfie

  1. Wonderful post and re-share Linda.. I love Davids posts and I missed this one, which I now must rectify. 🙂 ❤ xxx We saw many people taking selfies in Scotland.. Seems we are fast becoming self absorbed that we want to be the main focus of the picture.. Needless to say, Out of the hundred or so photo's I clicked only two had our faces on them.. LOL..

    Have a wonderful Week.. ❤

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    1. Hi Sue,
      David is a sweet kind soul and I wanted to share some of his magic with my readers. Selfies are ubiquitious, but I have not taken one of myself,lol! I do like how we can readily take pictures on the phone, which I use often on my blog.

      Enjoy your birthday month, I hope your day was special Bleated Happy Birthday to you ! ❤

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      1. No we do not do selfies, I took one of hubby and he took one of me on holiday and that was that.. LOL.. And thank you for your well wishes.. I had a lovely day.. and lovely gifts.. My daughter bought me a cherry tree, and two climbing Jasmines of different varieties .. and lots of other goodies I had too.. 🙂 I use my phone to take my garden pictures.. 🙂 and yes I follow David and am behind in visits to his lovely wisdom.. But getting slowly there.. 🙂

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