Fools take a knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord, & free themselves from the fools. The master takes a knife and butters her toast; she creates no attachments to fools, or the wise.
Posts Tagged With ‘Dao’
Why have you done this to me? Jane Mooney wrote to Doris Lessing after reading Shikasta, a science fiction novel with spiritual overtones and themes. Mooney would later say, Shikasta had the most astonishing effect on me. I just thought, “That’s it now. Everything is different. I don’t know how […]
I expected tonight to be a difficult sleep. Unfortunately, I was not disappointed in that expectation. Yesterday I made a mistake at work. A bad one. Nothing that couldn’t be repaired, but the repair took time and put an entire film production on hold while that repair was made. A […]
Meditations on Two Photographs The obscenity of war has many faces: Some face down and dead in awful places. Some, thumbs up and beaming like a boy In some dark death machine posed like a toy.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. ~ Carl Jung This insight alone, ultimately, is what Laozi wrote 81 chapters about in his Dao de Jing. Except that Laozi wouldn’t quite mean ‘know the unconscious’ the way we think about […]
Deep in my depression I say “no” … a lot. More than any other single thought or action, no keeps me in the gap, the dark empty space between spirit and body. I can say no without even thinking about it, without uttering the word, camouflaging it by saying yes […]
Mind the gap, please. If you’ve never ridden the London Underground, you may not be familiar with this phrase. It’s repeated over train platform PA systems at regular intervals, urging passengers to be mindful of the void between platform and train while loading and unloading. I’ve fallen into the gap, […]