"You ask me I dwell
Amidst these jade-green hills?
I smile. No words can tell
The stillness in my heart.
The peach-bloom on the water,
How enchantingly it drifts!
I live in another realm here
Beyond the world of men."
Li T'ai-po

I made this video a little while ago. Let me share it with you with my thoughts from them. Indeed, I will now take a little break from my video channel to connect with my silence within. I wish you beautiful explorations without and within until I am back :-)

One night my neighbors were partying. It was too loud to sleep, too loud to work or to read ... So I decided to look for silence by plugging my headphones into my computer, opening up Garage Band, and making a song there ... "Looking for Silence".

I was also in this mood of looking within, finding this space within ourselves which is not conditioned by outside manifestations. Who are we? What is the relationship between "we" and the "skin we live in" ? How to experience freedom or space in situations where lots of things are imposed on us from outside and that can be very claustrophobic. Is it possible to find freedom in prison? In our bodies that we may not have chosen? Are we not all somehow emprisoned by the world? But are there also ways of being free there?

So, I thought about our space within, this space that is always open and is never completely blocked by the situations through which it manifests. It is inside of us. At the same time we can witness it around us. Whenever I see space I am reminded of it ... and this is probably one reason I love to watch out of the window so much while flying. Watching the clouds and the world from above gives you this feeling of space and of being "above the clouds", above the limitations and constraints that hold us down.They are still there, but when you look down on them, you are not at their mercy anymore, and they just paint a beautiful scenery in front of your eyes.

So, I remembered the cloud photographs I took last december when I had to go for a short journey to Barcelona. I had wanted to make a little video on the clouds from Brussels to Barcelona and back and to share some of these beautiful, grandiose and tranquile inspirations.

Well, with my new song "Looking for Silence" which became "The Silence Within", I now had the soundtrack, so I set out to make this little video :-)

It is about the skies, the clouds, the beautiful Pyrenee mountains and all the heavenly landscapes and inhabitants ... Amongst others, I even met a little dragon on my journey ... Do you also spot some inhabitants of the above in the video ??

Connect with "The Silence Within" :-)

Good and beautiful silent inspirations to all of you :-)

Christoph

PS: How much I would wish to know something about music. I will definitely have to find some time to devote to learning music, so that I can really freely express my inspirations - and silence - through sound :-) ... As the nowhere man repeats in "Yellow Submarine": "So little time, so much to know ..."

(14/10/2011)

"Life is not a void to be filled. It is a plenitude to be discovered." Christoph Eberhard

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