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The Awakening

Erin Hammill

Manitou Beach, United States

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Awakening

If you are attached to your thinking then everything has name and form…this is the world of opposites. (Zen Master Seung Sahn)

The knowledge of opposites will cause our fall, we build the wall of separation. The dragons are a representation of us, human beings, as a whole…but they are also depicting the differences between Western and Eastern philosophies and cultures. Ultimately they are after the same things in life…peace, happiness and love. From the time we are born to the moment we finally confront our last breaths, we are absorbed with the pursuit of understanding our environment, ourselves, and the nature of the reality that exists beyond. The tree shows the purpose of nature…to hold us together, without it we could not exist. So why, for something so important as this, do we treat it so badly? Without thought we destroy. The clock is a symbol of time. We need to understand that time is precious, something we cannot get back, alter or change; we must use it wisely. All together we are a whole, so we need to start acting as one. No longer a world of opposites…start taking care of each other, this earth, its animals, our home. The only one we know and share…our gift.

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