What Is Everything?

Laleh Chini’s story “What is the correct answer?|جواب درست چیست؟” inspired the following thoughts…

I firmly believe an individual’s answer depends on their belief system, the values they hold and the experiences which impacted them the most. The meaningfulness of things which etch themselves into their being, sometimes even harmful exposures, these provide for the variety of answers that can be expected. And I don’t think it’s just one simply stated answer

At the end of the story, Elam states “But I thought why none of them said: “GOD. Or in these hard days, maybe ‘Patient’ would be the correct answer.” This line is what got me thinking, as would any statement about the existence of a god. It prompted my comment on Laleh’s blog.

I don’t think it’s god. In my mind, what is better than everything is imagination. When sad or disappointed in reality, we can escape for some joy. When inspired, imagination creates. It gives us room to breathe when we’re feeling oppressed, and awe when it’s lacking in our reality.
So yeah, it’s not god.

What would your answer be?

15 thoughts on “What Is Everything?

  1. 👌🏼i liked this post. For me the answer is “The Mind”.
    In my mind, I can do all these things said, I can imagine, I can think, I can achieve, I can make money, I can be happy… The mind makes everything.
    What do you think?

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    1. Well, the imagination resides in the mind, so that’s where it originates. However, I don’t think the mind “gives us room to breathe when we’re feeling oppressed” or generates “awe when it’s lacking in our reality” when one is dealing with anxiety or depression. But thanks for commenting, Farah!

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  2. I love her site and her work. Here’s my response there:

    I don’t think it’s god. I don’t think it is patience, as patience is concentrated and focused strength in the Silence of stillness, a dense though open singularity seed of infinity, though not more than everything… patience is potential, though that said, carries a non-existent quality.

    I feel the fluid fluency of ImaginAction is more than everything, actionable imagination in ImaginAction as it takes death as the mother of memory to flow in and nourish future dreams in the Soul Garden of the perpetual present.

    You see, I literally lost my creativity, and my imagination shortly followed suit 4 years ago. Both desiccated, died on the vine to slip back into some infinitely far place inside. It’s intense 3-year long trauma that did that. It’s is a common occurrence. PTSD literally scars one over like a psychic burn victim. I came to my senses one day, and left. After I exited the situation, it didn’t sit right with me at all that me, an Architect, Painter, Tarot Reader & Author, Astrologer, Poet, Writer, etc etc was no longer creative, no longer had an imagination or access to it. Problem-solving never left, though in the context of MIA creativity and imagination, that’s just permutations like Tetris, and finite

    As I am want to do, I took the long way home so to speak. I discovered Brainspotting therapy, and for 3 years went bi-weekly/monthly. 18 months out from that, now, I’m certainly back, and I consider my creativity and imagination to be even stronger now, as boundaries were also developed so I could inflate to pressurize myself to look just like me.

    So, it’s imagination, and ImaginAction to me that is more than everything. Imagination commands my inner and outer infinities with fluid fluency without being vague or nebulous. A bit Neptunian, yes, though not nebulous.

    So, it’s imagination and ImaginAction. They are certainly my “more than everything.”

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      1. 🙂 Thanks, Susi! Very much in agreement, and what’s even cooler, is I bet our perspectives of imagination are wholly different as well. Yours your, mine mine. Many overlaps most likely, or more than many,

        Brainspotting is excellent. Not talk therapy, though talk enters of course, though it viscerally brings traumas forward to re-meet them… where the last time either of you you each other was most likely when they peeled off at the time the trauma occurred, and/or when you get triggered and have no idea why, that’s them hijacking the mind and mouth. It doesn’t work for everyone, though people who are visual, creative, imaginative… I feel it is THE modality to work with. There’s also EMDR which can be more intense I hear, and go along with Brainspotting, though I haven’t worked with that.

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