Mark Ulyseas – Nothing is Eternity

Profile Mark Ulyseas LE Poetry & Writing April 2018

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Nothing is Eternity, Thoughts on Easter by Mark Ulyseas

Ulyseas has served time in advertising as copywriter and creative director selling people things they didn’t need, a ghost writer for some years, columnist of a newspaper, a freelance journalist and photographer. In 2009 he created Live Encounters Magazine, in Bali, Indonesia. It is a not for profit (adfree) free online magazine featuring leading academics, writers, poets, activists of all hues etc. from around the world. March 2016 saw the launch of its sister publication Live Encounters Poetry, which was relaunched as Live Encounters Poetry & Writing in March 2017. He has edited, designed and produced all of Live Encounters’ 124 publications till date. Mark’s philosophy is that knowledge must be free and shared freely (without charge) to empower all towards enlightenment. He is the author of three books: RAINY – My friend & Philosopher, Seductive Avatars of Maya – Anthology of Dystopian Lives and In Gethsemane: Transcripts of a

Every maternity hospital should have a funeral parlour, to pray for new born babies who from the moment they take their first breath…begin dying. When we exist in ‘nothing’ we dwell in eternity. But the moment we cross the threshold of ‘nothing’ to life, we begin dying…one moment closer to death every minute as we age.

Life is a sentence. A sentence that presents a heaven and a hell designed to develop our sense of self-worth, or perhaps it is schooling for the soul.

Eternity is like a giant prism, refracting the light of the Maker and casting colourful streams across the firmament.

When we see a rainbow we are seeing the ‘nothing’ from whence we originated. But do we understand this? Are we happy that we grow old on our journey to ‘nothing’? Should we be comforted by this thought?

‘Nothing’ offers us eternity to lay down our weary heads, not having to bother about waking up to run the gauntlet of everyday jobs and errands… To compete senselessly for money… To hate…To create and destroy all things bright and beautiful.

We talk of love, yet our actions are contradictory, which is akin to spitting in one’s own face without knowing it. Real love, true love lies in the embrace of eternity where there is no beginning, no end but a continuous flow of consciousness in ‘nothing’.

The oft repeated question is, “What is the purpose of life?”

The answer lies within; the heart feels without reason; the mind is too busy minding itself; the sub-conscious or creative mind, which is the soul unsullied by everyday events, acts only as a hard disk that stores all info from the heart and mind but never interferes with our actions or inactions. Often these three are not in alignment, so when one is faced with existential or other dilemmas one cannot draw on the soul for answers for it is not in sync with the mind and heart. Only when all three are in sync does one know oneself.

From this knowing oneself comes true understanding of Love.

For Love emanates from ‘nothing’.

And ‘nothing’ is eternity.

And from eternity all things are born.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om

© Mark Ulyseas