Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How to be passersby

The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.
- Susan Sontag

Apropos sound alienation, thanks to TCG and Biblegateway for these interesting bible verses: 

John 15:18-21 

18 "If the people of this world [a] hate you, just remember that they hated me first."

19 "If you belonged to the world, its people would love you. But you don't belong to the world. I have chosen you to leave the world behind, and that is why its people hate you." 

I suspect that alienation is a necessary step towards Awakening. 


Laurie said...

this statement rings true to me (re. alienation.)

It is also also experienced as a *dis*integration from all we believe to be true about anything whatsoever.

during this time we feel profoundly disintegrated.


Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Yes, it can be intensely upsetting.