2012 January

Show up. It’s what you came here for.

Wow, my awareness is increasing! I could see God in someone I just met, and felt at peace as my perception increased (and mind relaxed)! And it's only day 3! (I didn't really do much the first couple days either..)

Just left for the Wizard Course in Daytona Beach!

The tangible reality of our everyday lives is really a kind of illusion, like a holographic image. Underlying it is a deeper order of existence, a vast and more primary level of reality that gives birth to all the objects and appearances of our physical world in much the same way that a piece of holographic film gives birth to a hologram.

- David Bohm

There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.

- Anthony de Mello

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

- John Lennon

The unawakened one is afraid of the truth. The Awakened One is not afraid of the truth.

- Sri Amma Bhagavan

Dreaming is the act of changing the point of attachment with the dark sea of awareness.

- don Juan Matus (speaking to Carlos Castaneda)
 

Ever have an encounter so odd that you question whether or not it really happened in reality? Awareness can be a funny thing. Apparently, I really do create it all.

About Garbage Warrior

What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century.

That’s all we get sometimes. As we grow, we learn to discern those that resonate with us more than others. Some parts make sense, while other parts are completely off. We learn to take the pieces that are most helpful to us in the moment and integrate those. Perhaps the other parts will help us at another point along the journey. Perhaps some of the other pieces will never help us as they were never intended to do so. Perhaps [...]

Pay attention to what happens when you’re not paying attention. Notice exactly how it all unfolds [before you].

Definition is subject to change. [many parts may remain, though become more refined through time]

I’ve been meaning to write this for a little while now.. it’s been 3 months I’ve had my camper! Sometimes we let it be too easy for time to slip away in the normality of life..

this article is all text (and long). click here for pictures of my truck camper: markmarano.com/what/truck-camper

UPDATE: I’ve created a Full Tour video of this camper. You can watch it here:

Early on, first thoughts of an RV

As a lens-based artist, I [...]

It’s not the words I speak that are important. Whether I speak or not, the message is always there. Listen closely – not with your ears, but with your heart. Only there will you truly hear the message.

Happy New Year Everyone! May it be filled with love and peace!