silent share 119

one millimeter long,
I didn’t see it at first;
then I thought:
“a moving piece of pistil”

does it have a name?
does it matter?


Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) august 2015 – @home – Nikon D3300 – x_DSC_2890

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17 thoughts on “silent share 119

    • 🙂 it doesn’t matter for this website … but if i will encounter this insect again, my brain will tell me regardless and name it ‘that-very-small-thing-without-a-name-on-that-platycodon-pistil’ … objectification doesn’t always use words

  1. I like this Bert; our minds are so preoccupied with labelling, in the process removing us from any vital immediacy of experience – the dominance of perceptual activity over awareness.

      • … and then I scrolled down in my Reader and discovered this! “If you would look at a flower, any thought about that flower prevents you from looking at it. The words the rose, the violet, it is this flower, that flower, it is that species, keep you from observing. To look there must be no interference of the word, which is the objectifying of thought. There must be freedom from the word, and to look there must be silence; otherwise you can’t look. If you look at your wife or husband, all the memories that you have had, either of pleasure or pain, interfere with looking. It is only when you look without the image that there is a relationship.”

        Jiddu Krisnmurti

        • that is it, exactly.
          about that significant other, yes, it is much more difficult to keep as silent as in front of that flower — ‘flower’ has no history that pops up and in the way.

        • A wonderful quote Bela, thank you. To put it more dryly, then we can say that the conscious mind is a serial [i.e. not parallel] processor. That means it can only apprehend one thing at a time. Although it seems otherwise, and we are convinced otherwise, this is not the case.

          So, when awareness takes in the pure and direct sensations that the flower causes upon contact, as soon as the mind makes representations of them (which is then consciousness), then the direct sensations of the flower are lost to the former unmediated awareness.

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