What is Movement and Reflection Over Time?
Movement and Reflection Over Time (MAROT) are handcrafted mettā letters. “Mettā” is a Pali word that refers to love without the suffering that arises from attachment. I understand “mettā” as “unconditional love”, that is, love without conditions.
To whom is MAROT written?
When you write they tell you to envision a specific person to whom you are writing. Therefore I am writing to you, or specifically your soul, the part of you that is much more than your ego.
On the surface there is only one recipient, you, but it goes three levels deep, all at once.
On the first level I envision writing to you, my soul mate, my fellow soul.
On the second level I am writing to my soul.
On the third level I am writing to All (i.e. to us, to God.)
What do I possibly mean by that?
I believe everyone and everything and all is connected. Any appearance of separateness is an illusion. We are all one.
So as I write to you, I write to me, as well as to All of us. All at once. Not to our individual egos, but to our one soul. To the part of you that existed before your parents were born. To the part of me that existed before my parents were born.
Why does MAROT exist?
I enjoy the idea presented above that we are an amnesic God manifested as a human, playing a game in this dream we call “life.”
I believe life is a game. A game which we decided to play before we were born. Before we decided, we were God and we agreed to the rule that we will forget that we are God. So I write and draw on MAROT and this is my attempt at playing the game. A more familiar expression is, this is my attempt to“figure out” the game. But a more accurate expression is, this is me “feeling out” the game.
MAROT is where I voice my feelings and experiences as words and pictures and videos. This is where speak from my soul. This is where I am honest and vulnerable. This is where I speak my little “t” truth. This is where I explore and incrementally rediscover the capital “T” Truth. All in the name of playing the game.
“I must state clearly that my teaching is a method to experience reality and not reality itself, just as a finger pointing at the moon is not the moon itself. A thinking person makes use of the finger to see the moon. A person who only looks at the finger and mistakes it for the moon will never see the real moon.”
– The Buddha
Movement and Reflection Over Time is my finger pointing at the moon.
Who is Mitchell Roth?
I am from North Dakota, USA. I enjoy traveling the world and learning as I go. I identify patterns. I am meandering on the path to enlightenment. I am following in the footsteps of my fellow INFJ soul mates Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Plato, Thomas Jefferson, and George Harrison. I am a strategic thinker and a former Mensan.
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