What's The Well You Can Always Draw Upon?

Optimystic (@optimystic) 7 years, 7 months ago

When everything seems to be crumbling, what in your life remains?

October 15, 2014 at 7:39 pm
josephm (772) (@josephm) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Nothing.

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josephm (772) (@josephm) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

although the faster i crumble the faster i get up again

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Anonymous (12) (@) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

The trees and sky and night and day. That stuff.

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Kris (328) (@kjbaran) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Rhythmic Balanced Interchange, impermanence, all things that arose have an end. You are that which ALL arises from. There is an infinity within as well as without, be the event horizon that dances between both.

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Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

MUSIC.

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Optimystic (26) (@optimystic) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Ellie, I’d like you to visit http://www.hillydilly.com/ when you’ve the chance. I think you’ll find it fascinating.

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Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

i do indeed enjoy this, thank you sir :D

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Anonymous (17) (@) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Music and writing. Writing is critical. If I don’t write to make sense of a feeling I have that contradicts another feeling if I choose a different option I wouldn’t know how to proceed with life. I have to VISUALIZE EVERYTHING I feel and think about. :)

A good example: ‘Why do I feel like a loser right now? I created music the whole day yesterday, I should feel happy. I feel like a loser because I’m not going to school this year and it was my own decision. But wait, it was my own decision because it was going nowhere, it didn’t give me perspective for the future and it was 90% harmful and resource draining, nerve-racking and just plain destructive. Why do I still defend it and try to search for a good in it? Because other people participate and have no options for their lives so I have to feel sorry for them as well? Feeling and doing are not mutually exclusive, though. I can feel like whatever I don’t do. That’s the easiest thing.’

It’s like I didn’t write anything, but there were fragmented files in my mind I had to defragment.

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Anonymous (17) (@) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Because often people are really stupid and confused, so I have to draw upon my infinite well of wisdom and ignore stupidity and confusion. Basically. It’s the best advice I can get, from someone that actually does something. Me. It also fucking works.

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

“My minds not a well, it wont run dry. Just keep drinking water and you’ll be alright.” – Circa Survive

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Optimystic (26) (@optimystic) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

I love you for making this reference.

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

I knew you’d apreesh that’n

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Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

i love you both so much right now

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Anonymous (17) (@) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

I love your energy.

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Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

likewise!

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

I love all this love. See what Circa Survive does? It brings people together.

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Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

This is where someone has to chime in and say I love love itself. For it is lovely.

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

I’m not sure if we should all start some sing and dance bit or a group hug. I vote both.

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Blueflash (1) (@Blueflash) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Writing, drawing, football and music … to an extent. And thinking. Thinking about how these crumbling walls are only temporary. I can always build again. And I love building.

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Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Music.

Literally, my head is always full of music. Where there is no sound, I hear music. I still hear it while I sleep, and in every amazing or disgusting or climactic moment of life where all thought processes just have to step aside to handle the overwhelming experience… I still hear that fucking music. It haunts me, but I don’t mind.

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Starry Eyed BLiND. (670) (@cristinelizabeth) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

This website.

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Stephani (176) (@dancingscyphozoa) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

The fact that I don’t have to poop out of my mouth the way jellyfish do. Thank you evolution!!

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Anonymous (12) (@) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

That is so fortunate.

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

diarrhea would be quite a problem

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Brian Chaos (10) (@brian.chaos) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

The answer lies in the question.

You are perceiving your life as something that is structured, perhaps you are viewing it as a vessel which is filled with things you have like a job, a car, friends, a girlfriend, a music blogging hobby ;)

And if you start to lose these things and your “life” appears to falling apart that mindset leads you to believe you are somehow lacking less “life” than you had before.

BUT LIFE IS NEVER THE THINGS THEMSELVES IT IS ONLY EXPERIENCING THE THINGS

So if you have lost the things you were once experiencing what do you now have?

You have what you’ve always had… life, except now you are experiencing something different. Perhaps something negative like the feeling of loss or void, but the richness of life comes from experiencing all its possibilities not only the happy ones or the stable ones.

One of the biggest folly’s of mankind is that we attempt time and time again to create something that is beyond one of the fundamental principles of nature which is that nothing ever remains still and that all things no matter how great or stable in their peak must eventually decay and begin again in a new form.

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