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
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
following patterns, firing arrows,
engaging in endless ideation and emotional
behavior — all these are to be abandoned
and transcended on the
Do not doing.
A clear and open
state of freedom
Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 23
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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
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
are more, and larger,
forces in play than you understand.
mark it. meditate on it.
seek a Buddha,
don’t seek a teaching,
don’t seek a community.
Don’t seek virtue, knowledge,
intellectual understanding, and
so on. When feelings of defilement
and purity are ended, still don’t hold
to this non-seeking and consider it right.
Don’t dwell at the point of ending, and
don’t long for heavens or fear hells.
When you are unhindered by
bondage or freedom, then
this is called liberation
of mind and body in