the spirit is attracted to humility

redwood tree
 

 
Rumi

advised me to keep my spirit

up in the branches of a tree and not

peek out too far, so I keep mine in the very tall

willows along the irrigation ditch out back,

a safe place to remain unspoiled by

the filthy culture of greed

and murder of the

spirit.

 

People

forget their spirits

easily suffocate so they must

keep them far up in tree branches where

they can be summoned any moment. It’s better

if you’re outside as it’s hard for spirits to get into houses

or buildings or airplanes. In New York City I used to reach

my spirit in front of the gorilla cage in the children’s zoo

in Central Park. It wouldn’t come in the Carlyle Hotel,

which was too expensive for its taste. In Chicago

it won’t come in the Drake, though I can see it

out the window, hovering over the surface

of Lake Michigan. The spirit above

anything  else is attracted

to humility. If I slept in

the streets it would

be under the

cardboard

with

me.

 

Jim Harrison

 

activity grounded in truth brings good fortune

cherry blossom tree
 

It is

a time when

great progress can be made

through effort of will. However, it is essential

that all your activity be characterized by humility,

conscientiousness, and adaptability. Progress

as a tree does, bending around obstacles

rather than confronting them,

pushing upward steadily

but gently.

 

There

is nothing to be feared

from others now. Be neither subservient

nor forceful with those you encounter; simply meet

everyone with tolerance and gentle goodwill.

Those who look for the good

in others find it

there.

 

If fears

or doubts intrude,

remain quietly focused on

the activity at hand. Cultivate inner

independence and trust the leadership of

the Sage. The time is ripe for progress

if you put forth an effort that is

innocent, sincere, and

balanced.

 

The I Ching, or Book of Changes

Hexagram 46, Sheng / Pushing Upward

 

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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

meditation consciousness enlightenment

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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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