Echoing through the room, like a ripple in the water, an ego lingers in the sensitive body. Hiding. Holding on. As a person tosses and turns between the need to belong and seizing their chance to move on, a moment of awakening unfolds in the silence.
‘Ego Echo’ is an animated short film directed by Ezra Belgrado
Sound design and mixage by Arzu Saglam
Foley by Rebecca Glover
Music / drums by Anke Verslype
Music mixage by Arzu Saglam
Animated and live-action filmed by Ezra Belgrado
With the support of deAuteurs.
“You cannot find yourself by going into the past.
You find yourself by coming into the present.”
“Nothing’ can only become a portal into
the Unmanifested for you if you don’t try to grasp or understand it.
Space has no ‘existence’.
‘To exist’ literally means ‘to stand out’.
You cannot understand space because it doesn’t stand out.
Although in itself it has no existence, it enables everything else to exist.
Silence has no existence either, nor does the Unmanifested.
So what happens if you withdraw attention from the objects in space and become aware of space itself ?
What is the essence of this room?
The furniture, pictures, and so on are in the room, but they are not the room.
The floor, walls and ceiling define the boundary of the room, but they are not the room either.
So what is the essence of the room ?
Space, of course, empty space.
There would be no ‘room’ without it.
Since space is ‘nothing’, we can say that what is not there is more important than what is there.
Become aware of the space that is all around you.
Don’t think about it.
Feel it, as it were.
Pay attention to ‘nothing.’
As you do that, a shift in consciousness takes place inside of you.”
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
(Yellow Kite, 1999 (ed2 2020),p. 75 and p. 114 – 115)