I Rise, I Fall

Jim Stitzel

I dabble a little in a lot of things — writing, webcomics, gaming, photography, web design, music, and more. I write code full-time and words in the gaps in between.


It is a moment of pure Zen, true transcendence. It is not something I plan, or expect, but it is not something I resist, either. One moment I am sitting in my personal, mobile zen-do, sitting zazen in meditation. The next I feel myself lifting off the ground and rising into the air.

I open my eyes, expecting a transcendental experience, my spirit having left my body behind. I look below me, and I see only the floor, receding as I rise more quickly. My body is nowhere is to be seen, which can mean only one thing.

I rise higher, blissful and peaceful as never before. Wisps of clouds waft past me, and yet I do not feel their dampness or the cold of the air as it thins out around me.

And then my body begins to dissolve, slowly at first then more quickly. It does not feel unpleasant. Rather, it seems merely like a natural, expected part of the process. My body diffuses into the clouds, becomes part of them. I am become the sky, and then I rain down on the world below me.

I have arrived, and it is joy.


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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

The ultimate spiritual climax. I imagine if they come back, the difference between nirvana and earth might make them feel . . . well bad doesn't begin to cover the feeling of that Fall and being back on the base earth.

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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

That's a wild ride. But as rain, you are not one being anymore. You are liquid and must go where gravity takes you. While you can influence many things, you have no real freedom.

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Jae

Jae

This reminds me of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. He regularly mentions how the body's ultimate end it to be reabdorbed by the universe.

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Jae

Jae

reabsorbed

  • #2804 Posted 3 years ago
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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

I like readorbed.

  • #2810 Posted 3 years ago
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