Original Face

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I groked this as a WE form of the Zen koan about original face :
source: ... Already-always listening of you talking to yourself.... .. (*)

... Trying to get back to what it would be like if I had never known my parents, nor family, nor been through the life I have lived so far ... what would I hold as my self - higher & lower.

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Mark de LA says
Then too without the zen try to destroy your already-always-listinening of you talking to yourself.  You can always get it back!


Mark de LA says
seth 2014-12-05 06:40:47 17991
will it be a selfie taken from the inside or the outside?
More like a mirror.  No electronics required. It was given out as a koan or subject for meditation.  Haven't you ever wondered what you would be like if you were born an orphan or into an entirely different family.  What would you be like? Don't just stop at the word different - that would be a waste of time. I am still working on that contemplation.  It presumably is to put yourself in touch with the eternal part of you. Not interested? Move along there is nothing here for you. I think GW did something like that in his rock experience at Cephalu.


Seth says
incidentally ... from my perspective ... both are selfies.  i mean self awareness is self awareness ... inside or outside .... both are part of me.   do you not find the same thing?

Mark de LA says
seth 2014-12-05 13:34:56 17991
incidentally ... from my perspective ... both are selfies.  i mean self awareness is self awareness ... inside or outside .... both are part of me.   do you not find the same thing?
The clue to what I was up to, that which had me blog something,  was the phrase
Already-always listening of you talking to yourself & trying to banish it for a brief second or two. It doesn't seem like that is yet accomplished.
I got a brief second of it in a prayer this afternoon.


Seth says
well i was taking it as a meditation too ... i think in just the same manner as you are talking about it.

But my question was still a serious one, hopefully not to be just ignored and diverted.  The answer forms an important part of my mediation on your suggested topic.   If you look in the mirror in the consequential world, you are perceiving your outside ... not your soul.  I presume that you are talking here about experiencing the soul you started with in this life ... what it felt like to be a baby ... and maybe before that.   But i don't think you are trying to imagine what kind of person you would have become and what "you would hold as yourself" if like you had been Joe Smucks' son.