Self-portrait As Consciousness of Time, 2020
Time has neither beginning nor end. There has always been and will always be change, which can be labeled as the passage of time.
I have lived through many lives in all conceivable life forms, from the unicellular, the invertebrate, the aquatic, the reptile, insect, animal and human form. From all realms of existence in the ten dimensions, I have been born again and again, and in this life, I call myself Suwon. Born from the Good star and the Bright Jade, my name means fountain of cultivation. I have spent my life cultivating, nourishing, enriching, preparing and knowing myself.
Here in this barranco, I have known myself in this self-portrait made with stones, the ancient and wise witnesses of time. These stones, just like us, are the product of the coming together of the elements: fire, water, earth, wind and space. They are the very essence of the universe and they remind us that ‘As it is outside, so it is within the body’.
Today, before you three who are my witnesses, I bury myself into the ground of Almería, I bury my symbolic body, and I merge with this land.
I dedicate this piece to all my ancestors, the women and men who came together to bring forth life, and who faced hardships and trials in order to live a worthy life.
This piece exists for today. It is ephemeral, and it may be destroyed by the force of nature or by the human hand. May it be a constant reminder of impermanence and of the consciousness of the passage of time.
As the waters of the rain and riverbeds carry away everything in its path year after year, century after century, millennia after millennia, may our lives also carry us towards the paths that we are meant to take and discover our purest essence and consciousness.
May we all reach a splendid, pure inner world while still living in our imperfect, earthly one.
May you be safe
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May you live with ease
May we all go in peace.