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LaraTue Nov-30-04 01:53 PM
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After reading from the beginning on this subject, I'm reminded of the idea that nothing can be created without something else being destroyed and I wonder if the converse is also true. A building can not be demolished without creating a big pile of rubble. But does this hold true in the non-physical world?

There is something about choices here-conscious or not. If I choose one thing I am destroying the possibility of something else. If someone has vanished from my life, where are they? This goes back to peek-a-boo and the developmental stage of Object-Permanence (I forget who calls it that) where a child learns that things still exist even if they can't be seen. If a friend is out of my life for a period of time is s/he still my friend? For me, this comes down to how good I feel about myself that day and how I interpret our last meetings. "Why did my friend leave me?" or "Why did I leave my friend?" can get tangled up in previously unrelated stories I tell myself about what a terrible person I am.

But what about the self? A few people wrote about vanishing from oneself and I feel like I understand that state of being, but now I'm wondering about peek-a-boo. If I can't see/feel myself, where am I? By destroying my sense of myself, what did I create? My intuition tells me that by thinking about it this way will keep me from vanishing as much. But doesn't it feel wonderful to have been vanished and then return to yourself? Isn't coming home to yourself as purely joyful as a child playing peek-a-boo?

And isn't it wonderful when someone you haven't seen in a long time suddenly comes back into view.



  

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Vanishing [View all] , Toby, Thu Aug-12-04 05:56 AM
  RE: Vanishing, Toby, Aug 12th 2004, #1
RE: Vanishing, dbelt, Aug 26th 2004, #2
RE: Vanishing, PThompson, Aug 26th 2004, #3
RE: Vanishing, Toby, Sep 03rd 2004, #4
RE: Vanishing, janns411, Nov 15th 2004, #5
RE: Vanishing, patrickj, Nov 16th 2004, #6
RE: Vanishing, Toby, Nov 16th 2004, #7
RE: Vanishing, jean, Nov 18th 2004, #8
RE: Vanishing, Toby, Nov 21st 2004, #11
RE: Vanishing, Hermitess, Nov 18th 2004, #9
RE: Vanishing, patrickj, Nov 19th 2004, #10
RE: Vanishing, Una, Nov 23rd 2004, #12
RE: Vanishing, Toby, Nov 24th 2004, #13
      RE: Vanishing, Una, Nov 27th 2004, #14
           RE: Vanishing, Toby, Nov 27th 2004, #15
                RE: Vanishing, Lara, Nov 30th 2004 #16
                     RE: Vanishing, patrickj, Dec 01st 2004, #17
                          RE: Vanishing, jean, Dec 02nd 2004, #18
                               RE: Vanishing, jean, Dec 02nd 2004, #19
                                    RE: Vanishing, Toby, Jan 04th 2005, #20
RE: Vanishing, Sheila, Apr 07th 2005, #21
RE: Vanishing, Toby, Apr 09th 2005, #22
      RE: Vanishing, Sheila, Apr 09th 2005, #23
           RE: Vanishing, Toby, Apr 10th 2005, #24
                RE: Vanishing, Sheila, Apr 10th 2005, #25
                     RE: Vanishing, Toby, Apr 11th 2005, #26
                          RE: Vanishing, Sheila, Apr 11th 2005, #27

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