Orangutan…space

Photo courtesy of:  Male orangutan 14, Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra by Ian Plant http://ianplant.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Indonesia/G0000q6t._EQExv8/I0000oY6RA9A1RH8

Photo courtesy of: Male orangutan 14, Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra by Ian Plant
http://ianplant.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Indonesia/G0000q6t._EQExv8/I0000oY6RA9A1RH8

Perhaps as another life (or another time in this one) I was an orangutan, for while I may not tangle in the tree tops now…from where I sit in the easy-chair under the cave of maples… I mingle with emerald leaves, dangle in the whispering breeze, revel and writhe in the freedom of higher elevations, marvel at the blue-dome sky, wonder over how I happen to witness the expanse of this experience… shedding the captivity of boundaries, struggling to get the ‘hang‘ of this moment… thoughts flit like butterflies…focus splits like a kaleidoscope of patterns… ‘here’ dissolves in the treetops, and far below am ‘I’, a gathering ‘ID’-entity smoothing out vast moments in the pursuit of order…yet marveling at the freedom available at the fingertips of this openness…

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About David Filippone

For more than 25 years I’ve been a 'student' of the Time, Space, Knowledge vision (TSK), not a teacher. And I write from an inquiring student's perspective neither proclaiming nor declaring. I figuratively sit in awe at the feet of a master, Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. For the past 12 years, my personal TSK guide has been Jack Petranker, founder of the "Center for Creative Inquiry" (CCI), past dean of the "Tibetan Nyingma Institute", and author of "When It Rains Does Space Get Wet?", "Inside Knowledge", and other TSK related books and articles... I've also received TSK instruction from the late, Carolyn Pasternak of the Odiyan Retreat Center... As a volunteer for the past several years, I've been curating the TSK focused, CCI Facebook page at... https://tinyurl.com/ybyfolcf
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