Being Douglas Harding
What does it feel like to be Douglas Harding?
I think that Douglas Harding-ness inevitably directs the completeness
of my life in a certain way. I mean, I don't avoid that identification,
that connection, that expression. In fact, lately I have often indicated
how absolutely essential, precious and extraordinary that identification
is. You don't have to belittle the one you see in the mirror.
You don't have to turn down or underestimate that
person. On the contrary, what I can say about Douglas - the way
he expresses himself in his face, voice and behaviour, especially
his face - is that everything is extremely valuable. To me it
means that you have something special to contribute, that you
are a unique personification of the Truth and that that
is very important to complete the overall picture.
I find that
[photo: Douglas' gravestone with the 'map' of
the first person singular]