shirk nothing


 

There is no escape.

You can’t be a vagabond and an artist

and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man.

You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover.

You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you

have to say yes to the filth and the nausea.

Everything is within you, gold and mud,

happiness and pain, the laughter

of childhood and the

apprehension

of death.

 

Say yes

to everything, shirk

nothing. Don’t try to lie to yourself.

You are not a solid citizen. You are not a Greek.

You are not harmonious, or the master of yourself.

You are a bird in the storm. Let

it storm! Let it drive

you!

 

Herman Hesse

 

whatever is against tao ceases to be

 

Those

who wish to use

Tao to influence others 

don’t rely on force or weapons

or military strategies. Force rebounds. 

Weapons turn on their wielders. 

Battles are inevitably

followed by

famines. 

 

Just do

what needs to be done,

and then stop. Attain your purpose,

but don’t press your advantage. Be resolute,

but don’t force. Succeed, but don’t

crow. Accomplish, but don’t

overpower. 

 

Overdoing

things invites decay, 

and this is against Tao. 

Whatever is against

Tao soon ceases

to be.

 

from The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu,

Chapter 30


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be still

Cogitation,

making judgements,

following patterns, firing arrows,

engaging in endless ideation and emotional

behavior — all these are to be abandoned

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Be still.

Do not doing.

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we already have what we need


 

We already

have what we need.

The wisdom, the strength,

the confidence, the awakened heart

and mind are always accessible here and

now. A process of uncovering our

natural openness, uncovering

our natural intelligence

and warmth.

 

That’s why

when we feel caught

in darkness, suddenly the clouds

can part. Out of nowhere we cheer up

or relax or experience the vastness

of our minds. No one else

gives this to

you.
 

Pema Chodron
 

youwho

there

are more, and larger,

forces in play than you understand.

mark it. meditate on it.

watch your

 

 

 

step