"Look Up!" ®2022  Eric Platt
"Look Up!" ®2022 Eric Platt

Desert Silence

The uniqueness of the experience… to be down in between those silent beautiful curving walls of the canyon – shades of tan, grey orange, yellow bright or dark in sun or shadow, so many textures and patterns… there’s no sound out there, except the crunch crunch of your own footsteps – and you are walking along, looking up at the wonder, coming though very narrow slots, and you hear something in the distance – I thought it sounded like a car approaching, sort of a woosh! – and then suddenly a crow, then another and another, three black crows moving fast, playing, flying between, jetting between the canyon walls above – the woosh woosh was the sound of their wings! It was so quiet that is was all amplified. They were vastly skilled and amazing, darting around, playing with each other, like jet pilots showing off… so startling and unique, intelligence in action…

It struck me that all this spiritual activity is trying to add something, when nothing can be added. Only subtracted. The whole is It, whole and complete as it is now. Completely natural. Empty.

There is nothing spiritual, religious, scientific, philosophic, or otherwise, that will add anything to nature, nature including This, what they call “True Nature”, Awareness, “That what you are.”

Separation was, is, and will always be an illusion.
I caught them later, when I’d exited the canyon. The free birds…

Four Crows



  1. Nika on March 28, 2022 at 7:24 am

    so simple and beautiful ❤️

    • meestereric on March 28, 2022 at 7:57 am

      Thank You. And thank you to the Muse, the infinite One…

      Reading Karl Renz this morning, his response to the Gospel of Thomas logion 6:
      (4) Jesus said, “The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same.”

      “…Again it is the nakedness from ideas, which cannot be made. You cannot undress yourself to be naked because you cannot be more naked than you already are. Every idea which makes you believe that you can do something to become That is a concept that you put on.”

      Amen to That! 🙂

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