I just read Mark’s post and find the reference to the Tower of Babel very interesting. I had never thought of it like that. To me it helps to bring it into my own life. Confusion? I am having trouble visualizing. Studying my late brother’s face, I can almost see it. It is like it is there but will not come to the front. I will keep practicing until I see it clearly. I wonder what it means. I have visualized things before. Maybe it is a matter of relaxing. Maybe I am trying too hard. Maybe I want to try another picture. It is a puzzlement to me.
The Law of Practice, you got this, Lee:)
I don’t know if this relates or not. Tower of Babel reminds me of a cross between the River of Dreams and Babbling Brook; Moses and the pillar of salt; Ulysses and the sirens. Whether it’s good, or not so good, influence when focusing attention upon something is, of course, directly related to what we are focusing upon, and my ability to simply be a detached observer. Simple is deceptive. Simple probably requires persistent practice. Simple starts easy, and graduates to higher levels of difficulty. For me, towers, along with structures of any kind, are much easier to visualize than faces. Depending on the meaning I’ve associated with the object – for me the tower represents some of the darker tones of the old blueprints; so, if I’m able to see it well, any face I really want to see equally, might subconsciously be made more difficult, because they don’t go together. That’s just me. The person who has no idea what he’s talking about. LOL 🙂
Thanks for being so open!! Keep me posted!