23 minutes of deep, meditative ambient/dub.
Cover: Ivan Kramskoy, "Christ in the Wilderness" (1872, detail)
Cloud Of Unknowing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EOyzJ4nzYY
You must love nothingness,
You must flee something,
You must remain alone,
and go to nobody.
You must be very active
and free of all things.
You must deliver the captives
and force those who are free.
You must comfort the sick
and yet have nothing yourself.
You must drink the water of suffering
and light the fire of love with the wood of the virtues.
Thus you will live in the true desert.
- Mechtild of Magdeburg, "The Desert Has Twelve Things"
"Your senses and faculties will be frustrated for lack of something to dwell on and they will chide you for doing nothing. But never mind. Go on with this nothing, moved only by your love for the One. Never give up but steadfastly persevere in this nothingness, consciously longing that you may always choose to possess the One through love, whom no one can possess through knowledge. For myself, I prefer to be lost in this nowhere, wrestling with this blind nothingness, than to be like some great lord traveling everywhere and enjoying the world as if he owned it."
- "The Cloud of Unknowing", chapter 68