So something incredible happened…

 TheSeer (@drallarnnat)7 years, 6 months ago

As the title says, I had an incredible experience today – I ate a piece of melon. It was not incredible because of the fact that I rarely eat melon (though I do) but because as I sat down and ate that piece of melon, I thought about what it meant to eat that melon, there in that moment. Truly it is an astounding thing. To eat a melon is a miraculous feat of existence.

An event is an occurrence. An experience is our interpretation of an event. An experience is not made incredible by what is going on, but by what is being seen and felt.

February 28, 2014 at 4:33 pm
Miz (6) (@mizu) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

I ate a pineapple once. I can vouch for you on this one.

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Anonymous (0) (@) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

Only once?

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Anonymous (0) (@) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

Melon..Thats what you kids call it these days?

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TheSeer (168)C (@drallarnnat) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

I assure you it was a genuine melon, Cantaloupe to be exact ;P

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zowie (115) (@zowie) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

so you had satori. rad.

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TheSeer (168)C (@drallarnnat) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

It’s a pretty cool feeling for sure.

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SuicideKing (4) (@SuicideKing) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

There is no melon.

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I_Am (1) (@iAmweAre) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

win.

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TheSeer (168)C (@drallarnnat) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

I love it.

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russki (20) (@russki) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

Fucking melons man.

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TheSeer (168)C (@drallarnnat) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

I know, they can do some pretty far out things eh ;P

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MonkeyZazu (1,865)M (@monkeyzazu) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

If we looked at every event in life like this, if we could get past that consistent occurrence of feeling the same about everything, when in reality each event is its own incredible experience, life, regardless of its orientation, could always be viewed as amazing.

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TheSeer (168)C (@drallarnnat) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

Yes, life truly is amazing. I find that if I drop my analytical mind for a bit and simply pay attention and observe without judgement or thought, the divine nature of existence becomes so obvious and apparent that I wonder how I’ve been able to go through life without noticing it! I especially question my ability to simply assume that “today will be a bad day” when in reality, there are an infinite amount of possibilities unfolding outwards from the present moment every second, which is a thrilling and invigorating process to look forward to.

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MonkeyZazu (1,865)M (@monkeyzazu) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

See, I know exactly what you mean. For instance, I had just got out of my car and was walking to my door, and as I looked around I was suddenly overcome by this sense of “awe”. Everything was so vibrant, fresh, new, here, now, yknow? Kind of took my breath away and made me pause for a sec. I just stood there taking everything in. After I came in and sat down though, that feeling subsided.

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Anonymous (0) (@) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

Its amazing what happens when you develop presence/mindfulness. Enjoying each moment for what it is instead of making judgements. Currently reading a book called “The Unfolding Now”, you might like it

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Anonymous (3) (@) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

yes. everything is just a matter of perspective :)

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Disciple (0) (@Disciple) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

Mindful eating at it’s best.
It’s when you realize you are not just one eating a melon, you are the melon, the melon is you. The witness views the act of eating the melon, but really the melon, that forever now, is you.

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TheSeer (168)C (@drallarnnat) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

Precisely. Effortless Mindfulness at all seems to dissolve that “barrier” between subject and object, leading one to realize that division is nothing more than a concept we have built for ourselves.

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Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

As long as you’re in a healthy environment you can enjoy rape. It’s incredible because getting excited about a melon just might prevent the war in Ukraine. Healthy food prevents the risk of cancer. Or maybe it’s your mom. You never know. The usage of words sometimes just gets loose.

Do you know what is incredible? This is not sarcasm.

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TheSeer (168)C (@drallarnnat) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

I’ve re-read your comment twice and still I don’t understand what exactly you’re trying to say – Could you please explain?

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Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

Try not being so obvious having a problem understanding simple language that doesn’t appeal to you, dear sir.

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TheSeer (168)C (@drallarnnat) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

No truly I don’t understand.. Are you trying to argue the use of the word incredible in my post or something else? ” Healthy food prevents the risk of cancer. Or maybe it’s your mom. You never know.” Really, what are you trying to say?

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Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

Oh, yeah, definitely. You’re still slow though.

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Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

I don’t want to explain thoroughly, man. Seeing you didn’t pick that up just revealed why I don’t. Enjoy your stupid audience.

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Anonymous (3) (@) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

I get it. Perception. Perception. :)

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Forrest (0) (@444est) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

I too have enjoyed moments like yours. Time just seems to slip through our hands and our life passes by in a blink of an eye. But in that moment all time stops and you feel what it truly means to be alive. You are on the right track my friend. Someday I hope we all can see the beauty of existence that surrounds us.

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Alex (63) (@alexsabus) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

wow…you made eat melons sound amazing!

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