Immiscible: incapable of mixing or attaining homogeneity.
I am using this odd set of advertising images with a bit of a pun when you literally take the English translation for the German McDonald's ad and apply it to the lingerie model in the space next to it. If you eat too much McDonald's, it is doubtful you will look like the lingerie model with ample curves, but rather you will have ample curves yourself.
The two things in a simplistic sense are immiscible – they can get along in the same space, but they will really never blend well, much like oil and vinegar in salad dressings, they taste great, but are really always separate elements working together, yet, not blending together.
I don’t have a copy of the image I once took of a Buddhist monk in Japan praying on the sidewalk, or when I saw another Monk in NYC in the state of stillness and dispassion while the world and its business swirled around them during New York Fashion week. Call it me being too amazed at what I was seeing to lift up the camera and remember to hit the shutter. I just etched the image into my memory, "so it really is possible!"
It is the world that goes beyond religion, but the search for a deeper sense, call it spirituality beyond our normal human senses and the levels of our human mind in what it is capable in a healthy or unhealthy state with psychology, senses and behavior.
I remember for many years working with various frequencies of light and sound, sensory depravation, and the attempt for complete stillness. I could make some progress, but never break through whatever the membrane is. In a sense it was like yesterdays talk about physics and the fundamental questions of the quantum mechanics of the universe. Is something good, bad, or both states at the same time? Or is it only when we stop to look at something can we actually quantify it?
I guess that is why I feel a bit weird anymore. I can look out at the world see some people chasing money, others power, usually all look for love and each is going externally to find it. I can relate all too well as I watch. I also realize that the more one looks inside, you realize all that you need is inside you.
The problem is it seems to be a daily process to clean, wash, shovel, take a hammer and chisel to chip off all the stuff inside that you let accumulate while seeking the answer from the external perspective.
Either it is just my perspective? Or more and more I am watching people all pointing their finger externally at someone, some thing, or some political/religious/ethical party and placing the blame for life’s woes on them.
Meanwhile, the answer for all of life’s woes is actually inside each of us. It just really can get difficult to take out all the clutter we put inside.
I am not sure if living in the world and gaining a that state of stillness that one usually only can get by walking away from the noise of man is possible?
Thankfully I know it is, I have seen it. Yet, I realize how rare it indeed is.
So each day, I shake my oil and vinegar jars, at least I can make tasty salad dressing while I try to improve myself, so i might one day help others.