Being Formless


Being Formless
On Formlessness

Sitting in this place where I once found familiarity and comfort, I am reminded of the power of the illusion by those who carelessly navigate it: reality is something we are meant to live in without understanding it. In fact, attempting to understand it is counterproductive in the pursuit of happiness. Ignorance is bliss.
I am alone while surrounded by many who want my attention. And if I’m hidden in plain sight, I am only hidden from myself.

The drunk beside me craves my conversation and I am disgusted by his condition, the magnificent failure that led to his circumstances smells of pain and fear. Fear seeps through his pores and I am excited to examine it, but I don’t as the shadow my beer glass casts mocks me. It stares back at me with a fluid “formlessnes” that makes it capable of being anything, and though it can be anything, it chooses to remind me that it doesn’t exist… that I don’t exist.

Formlessnes is the ideal condition, and one that I have observed for long. The plan, the strategy, the outcome depend on it. Thus, to achieve formlessnes, you must shed forms, you must let go of the things that refuse to change. Let go of the things that cannot change.

I have much more to say about this, but the shadow changes and I must learn from it, it is sharing too many important ideas, it must not be ignored.


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