I see two beautiful people. Gods in their own domain.
They both left the stage this week.
People who saw them admired their art and were elevated.
One saw his own grace and beauty in their eyes, and was elevated.
The other did not see clearly that precious soul that was himself.
The life of the artist is lived polishing what others see.
Giving in that way can overcome extraordinary obstacles and hardship. It can also distract one to forget to turn that kindness inward and cultivate an inner projection that makes one one’s own beloved friend. Giving ones’ self away can allow one to form an intimate relationship with the self.
When one realizes that the self is empty, then how one perceives the self in that reality can determine whether one looks to fill it up from the outside, like the the drug dependent artist or insatiable wall street tycoon, or with one’s own (God’s) love and admiration. Ang Sang Waheguru.
May I suggest a nice meditation for polishing the radiant body, which is what others see and also what we see inside us: NM345 Mind and Mentality II Scope and Projection I ?