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Edmund Celis
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Breathe, Create, Inspire
Breathe, Create, Inspire

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10/4/17
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My fully-loaded 2013 Nissan Leaf rear-ended by an uninsured drunk driver...
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Shot by Edmund Celis on an Astronomers Without Borders OneSky Reflector Telescope with the 25mm eyepiece.
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7/3/17
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“Well, it took me a long time, and suddenly one day, I realized that the difference that I saw between things was the same thing as their unity because differences, borders, lines, surfaces, boundaries don’t really divide things from each other at all, they join them together because all boundaries are held in common. It’s like, let’s think of a territory, which has all been divided up into property. Your property, my property, etc...there are the fences...if I live next to you, your fence is my fence. We hold a boundary in common. We may make up silly arrangements as to who is responsible for the maintenance of this fence but nevertheless, we hold our boundaries in common. And we wouldn’t know what my plot of land was or where it was unless we knew the definition of your plot of land and your plot of land is adjoining. So boundaries are held in common. And I could then, that my sense of being me was exactly the same things as my sensation as being one with the whole cosmos. I didn’t need to get some other weird, sort of different odd kind of experience to feel in total connection with everything. Once you get the clue, you see, that the sense of unity is inseparable from the sense of difference. You wouldn’t know yourself, or what you meant by self, unless at the same time you have the feeling of something ‘other.’ Now, the secret is that ‘other’ eventually turns out to be you. I mean that’s the element of surprise in life, when suddenly you find the thing most alien...we say now, what is most alien to us? Go out at night and look at the stars and realize that they are millions and millions and billions of miles away...vast conflagrations out in space and you can lie back and look at that...whew...and say, ‘well, surely i hardly matter, i’m just a tiny, tiny little peekaboo on this weird spot of dust called Earth, and all that going on out there, billions of years before I was born, billions of years after I will die.’ Nothing seems stranger to you than that, more different from you, but there comes a point if you watch long enough, and you’ll say, ‘Why, that’s me, it’s the other.’ That is the condition of you’re being yourself, as the back is the condition of being the front. And when you know that, you know you’ll never die.”
-Alan Watts

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Zero's Infinity
https://edmundcelis.com/blog_2017_01_zero-infinity

Paper stars made by Maria Celis.
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1/23/17
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