Anyway, I have now made an explanatory, illustrated text to try to convey what I came to recognize. I still struggle with integrating this understanding in my being, and have developed a wide variety of ways to relate to it. With the risk of making this blog look like a construction site, here we go.
These are some boards.
These are the same boards.
Boards can be attached to each other in a great variety of ways. Some are more useful than others. Some are interesting enough perhaps, to be called art.
Boards are made by cutting trees into shapes suitable for construction. When wood takes this form, we call it a board, or a plank. Boards exist only in the mind. What we see is wood - we just give it a different name.
When the Universe takes a certain form we call it Nature. The Universe and Nature are not two different things. There is no border between them. What do you and bookshelves have in common?