Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Life's Dream

Here is the thing I've wanted to do all my life, and it was wrapped up in one of the best documentaries I've seen. Very touching tale, and I am in admiration of both Donald Crowhurst and Bernard Moitessier. It's funny because not long ago my mom gave me some papers I drew when I was maybe 12 and it was something like "I want to take all my friends and family on a boat trip"... I had no idea I had that idea when I was that young.

But going further, when I was maybe 6 my parents gave me a lego set and I had this brilliant idea of using the top lid of the paper package that the set came in to sail out on the sea by sitting on it, glad I didn't do it just then.

It's with a warm heart and moist eyes I link to this documentary, hell, I hope I'll do it soon too, and just like Moitessier I would be seen from maybe never again.

I think I know what Crowhurst experienced towards the end of this documentary, Master Sokei-an Sasaki (1882 - 1945) said this about him gaining Satori;

"One day I wiped out all the notions from my mind. I gave up all desire. I discarted all the words with which I thought and stayed in quietude. I feelt a little queer - as if were being carried into something, or as if I were touching some power unkown to me - and Ztt! I entered. I lost the boudary of my physical body, I had my skin, of course, but I felt I was standing in the center of the cosmos. I spoke, but my words had lost all their meaning. I saw people walk towards me, but all were the same person. All were myself! I had never known this world. I had believed I was created, but now I must change my opinion: I was never created; I was the cosmos; no individual Mr. Sasaki existed.