your mind wander
in the pure and simple. Be one
with the infinite. Let all
things take their
fight if you are
not yourself endangered.
Do not fight out of spleen. Anger
may give way to happiness again; irritation
may ease into well-being. But a kingdom destroyed
can never be restored, nor the dead returned to
life. An enlightened ruler should be careful,
and a good general is ever cautious.
This is the way to keep
peace and save
to realize the Way?
Dissolve everything instantly,
like a drop of water
hitting a red-hot
feelings and ideas of self.
Remaining ordinary, foregoing airs,
persevering in simplicity for years
and decades, you enter
into the Oneness,
and it into
eternal, earth everlasting.
They endure this way because
they do not live for
the same way,
the wise person puts
himself last,and thereby finds
himself first; holds himself outside, and
thereby remains at the center;
and is thereby
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Life is short,
though I keep this from my children.
Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine
in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways,
a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways
I’ll keep from my children. The world is at least
fifty percent terrible, and that’s a conservative
estimate, though I keep this from my children.
For every bird there is a stone thrown at a bird.
For every loved child, a child broken, bagged,
sunk in a lake. Life is short and the world
is at least half terrible, and for every kind
stranger, there is one who would break you,
though I keep this from my children. I am trying
to sell them the world. Any decent realtor,
walking you through a real shithole, chirps on
about good bones: This place could be beautiful,
right? You could make this place