Post by pami619 on Mar 29, 2017 19:58:41 GMT
You explained it so well. Two thumbs up!
You asked what the song means to me, here's my answer.
In one interpretation, it could mean about romantic love: Love went on and on, until it reached an open door, then love itself, love itself was gone
Anyone who got a broken heart might feel that the song spoke of their hearts. (Believe me, I was also one of them as I divorced twice. ). And any couples might ask this very same question: after some years of their love lives, where is the thrill of earlier love gone?
In another interpretation, it seemed everything I got (money, fame, objects etc.) lost its thrill to me, why? When I haven't got something, I wanted it so bad. But after I got it, it always lost its value to me, why? Is it because I've changed? Or because there's no real value in it in the first place? Or both?
As my spiritual background was Buddhism, here comes an emptiness. In the final analysis, everything is really empty. I used to cry like that preacher in Ecclesiastes:
The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
(-King James Version)
And as you put it so well, "there is no distance between ourselves and God (Christ consciousness, Divine Intelligence)", there's no so distance between me and emptiness or me and enlightenment etc. It's there. Always be there. Sure, somehow there's always a gap between them that I've been trying to narrow it. But the moment I've shortened it, I lost it. Why?
Back to the topic of this thread, I started from separate worldly world from spiritual world. Somehow it was a must for beginning, for getting a solid foundation first. Then, at some point I saw their connections. In the final analysis, I could not separate them. No one could. They are always connected, connected. So, this line describes its so well:
"Then I came back from where I’d been, my room, it looked the same–but there was nothing left between the Nameless and the Name"
In Buddhism, we investigate the truth of Absolute truth (Nameless) and Conventional truth (name). We name this and that, (this is I, me, mind etc. That is my car, my job, my family etc.). A spiritual novice might always try to reject the Conventional truth, until it goes too far, to the extreme (this is not me, not my body etc.). Hence, he even tried to mortify his body for spiritual purification. Then, the Buddha taught about the middle between two extremes.
There was a time when I went too far and really didn't care about my body. Once I came back from my forest and I took a bus in my city, the bus's ticket collector didn't dare to collect my fare. I really scared him.
P.S. Haven't read another post of yours yet. Maybe tomorrow.
Thank you Danq, at first I didn't really get the song but now I do.
I really love the minds of those who wrote it.
They are brilliant.
My father has always taught me that life is about balance, extremes were never good.
In my case I never experienced love to its fullest because the thrill is still there.
I bet once I do, it would be gone over time.
You have a very similar thinking to mine and I now realize I wasn't wrong for quitting or was doing the wrong thing because many spiritual people did the same, they quit a lot of things their ego used to have a grasp on.
I think my use of spirituality is, don't sweat over the small things anymore or care about people's opinions and be more accepting of people and situations to better understand them.
Very interesting, I think I've read it before about the distance between me and something of interest and when you try to unify it, it loses base.