The Spot or Center is the The axis mundi (also cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, center of the world, world tree), in certain beliefs and philosophies, is the world center, or the connection between Heaven and Earth.) Got that from Google. But the point (spot on) is that my Martini Time live FB talk is a source of energy and a receiver of energy, a revolving door of energy. Teaching is such a Spot because the Spot is an Intermediate Zone, so to speak that is neither mind or matter. The Spot is not just one’s thinking, nor is it just something or a location. The Spot is where mind and matter become the One that is Two. The Spot is a Metaphor, that which contains yet transcends the ambiguity of mind and matter, thought and things.
I constantly work with metaphor and its meaning, and it keeps revealing itself to me,(Thank you Joesph Campbell) When I feel the finger of Mara pointing at me (the third temptation of Buddha) “By what authority to you justify yourself?” I point to the Spot, this Axis Mundi of my world. So this Spot is not located on the space/time map, nor is it just an idea in the snow storm of my mind. This Spot is transcendent to experience, which is either a location or an idea. This Spot can only be activate by surrender to the Spot, by stepping out into the Spot light of the moment with no backstage support or script. While I look at this, writing has become my Spot.So when I”m writing or on my Martini Time, I’m Spot ON….and then I return to my household life where I’m located on the space/time map as a personality Ed Conley that is an I-IT (which is what we call the world) ….but in my Spot there is only I….In my Spot I am free. (Thank you Zorba).
When in my Spot, like right now as I write, my Spot reveals myself to me. My wife calls and I leave my spot for household chores, then I come back and pick up my Spot without a blink. My Spot seems to be deep lake beneath the ice of my karmic historical life. Before one’s Spot is discovered, the frozen lake is covered in opaque ice. But when one clears the snow on a spot, you can see the deep water beneath, and you break the ice and drop a line for the fish of Insight. While the duties of the world call you away, you always stay close to your Spot and create time when you can fish. We all have our Spots, our crafts, sports, hobby, meditation, yoga. Without our Spot, we drift in a sea of spots, non of which are outs.