Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Abstract city lights, Seattle, Washington, USA

Charmed metaNonmaterial

Charmed metaNonmaterial by Wonderlane
Charmed metaNonmaterial, a photo by Wonderlane on Flickr.

indeterminate effort

indeterminate effort by Wonderlane
indeterminate effort, a photo by Wonderlane on Flickr.

curious let down

curious let down by Wonderlane
curious let down, a photo by Wonderlane on Flickr.

Effort | Elitism | Failure | Fear | Flattery

the calling

the calling by Wonderlane
the calling, a photo by Wonderlane on Flickr.

shackles | sufferance

shackles | sufferance by Wonderlane
shackles | sufferance, a photo by Wonderlane on Flickr.

Jesus Christ meditated on emptiness: Christian word meaning emptiness in a religious sense - emptiness of self - "Kenosis" - "Jesus made himself nothing (ἐκένωσε ekénōse)" or "he emptied himself", verb form κενόω kenóō "to empty"

Just found this and I thought you would like to know that in the Christian tradition there is a word used in English which means emptiness in a religious sense - emptiness of self - it is the word "Kenosis"


Kenosis is a Greek word for emptiness, which is used as a theological term. The ancient Greek word κένωσις kénōsis means an "emptying", from κενός kenós "empty".

The word is mainly used, however, in a Christian theological context, for example Philippians 2:7, "Jesus made himself nothing (ἐκένωσε ekénōse) ..." (NIV) or "...he emptied himself..." (NRSV), using the verb form κενόω kenóō "to empty".
Clearly from the documentation Jesus Christ meditated on emptiness.

Rosie, a puppy, looking wistful, during the make over of a friends' back yard, reworking the rockery, and replanting the lawn, plastic buckets, planters and plants, bushes, rocks, Broadview, Seattle, Washington, USA

Rounded holes in the river bed, rock like a stone, Breitenbush Hot Springs, Washington, USA

Bodhisattva of Compassion, statue from Thailand

White stone fireplace exterior, walkways, big view windows, topiary, trees, Greenlake, Seattle, Washington, USA

Rotunda porch house, teal gray and white trim, clear day in summer, Greenlake, Seattle, Washington, USA