This morning I woke up to a song that I couldn’t remember at first. Just the guitar cords, later I realized it was “House of the Rising Sun” as I heard the distinctive version by The Animals in my head. House of the rising sun circling in my head on a full moon day to cap off a week of war, death, fires and earthquakes. Lyrics aside, I felt light in the darkness and know that comes from many of you out there who feel the same.
Those who, as William Blake once said, “see things as they truly are-infinite.” Who feel that spark of connection, the soul recognition seeing someone and seeing yourself in them. Existing in love. The ebb and flow of life.
“So you see, if you become aware of the fact that you are all of your own body, and that the beating of your heart is not just something that happens to you, but something you’re doing, then you become aware also in the same moment and at the same time that you’re not only beating your heart, but that you are shining the sun. Why? Because the process of your bodily existence and its rhythms is a process, an energy system which is continuous with the shining of the sun, just like the East River, here, is a continuous energy system, and all the waves in it are activities of the whole East River, and that’s continuous with the Atlantic Ocean, and that’s all one energy system and finally the Atlantic ocean gets around to being the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, etc., and so all the waters of the Earth are a continuous energy system. It isn’t just that the East River is part of it. You can’t draw any line and say ‘Look, this is where the East River ends and the rest of it begins,’ as if you can in the parts of an automobile, where you can say ‘This is definitely part of the generator,here, and over here is a spark plug.’ There’s not that kind of isolation between the elements of nature.” – Alan Watts