Many decades of many things. Efforts towards a life imagined. Somewhere beyond the life that exists. And then a momentary setting down of all that. Of the the relentless and exhausting game of becoming someone. And a starting with nothing. No-thing. No act. And from that nothing, something. A light from deep inside. And a change in many things.
The essence of somethings are challenging to articulate because their nature lies beyond the reach of words. This is true of much of the work that seeks to contribute to a more aware world. The answer to the predicament is to pay attention to the place one is speaking from.
I was interviewed by Preeta, a former General Counsel to Barack Obama in the White House. And Steve, who has made many films delving into the human condition, and things beyond the veil. This is the recording of that long-form interview.
Through almost two decades of sitting utterly still with many many people I noticed that an extraordinary experience happened when ‘nothing was being done’ YET our whole world assumes that something need be done. There are entire industries based on BECOMING, because it seems like we are not enough.
‘… what if there were a moment in time where you weren’t fighting for this to be different.’
We sat and there was nothing, and I saw you. We sat and there was nothing and I became aware of myself. This is about a visceral sense of self knowledge, where the time and space between any two people can collapse. Then what might drive your entire life might be so dramatically different.