carpe diem

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…We

drove her aqua

Ford convertible into the country

with a sack of red apples. It was a perfect day

with her sun-brown legs and we threw ourselves into

the future together seizing the day. Fifty years later we hold each

other looking out the windows at birds, making dinner, a life

to live day after day, a life of dogs and children and the

far wide country out by rivers, rumpled by

mountains. So far the days keep

coming. Seize the day gently

as if you loved

her.

 

Jim Harrison

 

shed the duality that you are a seeker

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There 

is nothing that 

is impure, nothing in need of

elimination, no place to go, not a thing to

obtain. Shed the duality that you are a seeker 

in search of some attainment. Just be

as you are, without attachment

to anything, anyone,

any state, any

ideal.  

 

Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 24

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what you do is who you are

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The

natural laws of

the universe are inviolable:

Energy condenses into substance.

Food is eaten through the mouth and not

the nose. A person who neglects to

breathe will turn blue and die. 

Some things simply can’t

be dismissed.

 

It is also

a part of the cosmic law

that what you say and do determines

what happens in your life. The ordinary person

thinks that this law is external to himself and he feels

confined and controlled by it. So his desires trouble his mind,

his mind troubles his spirit, and he lives in constant

turmoil with himself and the world.

His whole life is spent in

struggling.

 

The

superior person

recognizes that he and the

subtle law are one. Therefore he

cultivates himself to accord with it, bringing

moderation to his actions and clarity to his mind.

Doing this, he finds himself at one with

all that is divine and enlightened.

His days are passed drinking in

serenity and breathing out

contentment.

 

This

is the profound,

simple truth: you are the master

of your life and death. What

you do is who

you are.

 

from Hua hu Ching, Chapter 40

 

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you’re a river

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In

a life properly lived,

you’re a river. You touch things lightly

or deeply; you move along because life herself moves,

and you can’t stop it; you can’t figure out a banal game plan

applicable to all situations; you just have to go

with the “beingness” of life,

as Rilke would

have it.

 

Jim Harrison