Reply To: The Experience of Art

  • Don Salmon

    June 21, 2023 at 3:33 am

    The Tibetan Buddhists have a practice which may help give this a more visceral feel.

    Imagine you are in a dream, right now. Look at the objects around you – see them as dream objects.

    Feel your body, and recognize it as a dream body. Feel the emotions, thoughts passing through – recognize them as composed of “the stuff dreams are made of.”

    What is it in which the dream objects and dream subject exist?

    What is it, to quote St. Paul, in which the stuff of dreams “lives and moves and has its being?”

    This is most definitely NOT something to”think” about – but to REAL-ize – make as real as possible – so real that you start to question whether in fact you are dreaming or “awake” – or whether you’ve ever been truly awake.