Void

Void

Thirty spokes will converge In the HUB of a wheel But the use of the cart Will depend on the part Of the hub that is void With a wall around A clay bowl is molded But the use of the bowl Will depend on the part Of the bowl that is void. Cut out the windows and doors In the house as you build But the use of the house Will depend on the space In the walls that is void So advantage is had From...

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A Good Place…

A Good Place…

There is a magical moment when we recognize that the point is not to search outside ourselves.The more we suffer, the clearer it becomes: Everything we are in search of will disappoint us.  There are no perfect beings, no perfect jobs, no perfect apartments.  And thus the search always ends at the same place, and the name of this place is disappointment. A good place. Charlotte Joko Beck...

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I Had To Seek The Physician

I Had To Seek The Physician

I had to seek the Physician because of the pain this world caused me. I could not believe what happened when I got there – I found my Teacher. Before I left, he said, “Up for a little homework, yet?” “Okay,” I replied.”Well then, try thanking all the people who have caused you pain. They helped you come...

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Willingness

Willingness

Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within; Opening to my loss, I am given unimaginable gifts; Surrendering into emptiness, I find fullness without end. Each condition I flee from pursues me. Each condition I welcome transforms me And becomes itself transformed Into its radiant jewel-like essence. I bow to the...

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The Altar of This Moment

The Altar of This Moment

Thailand 1 – by Michael Durbin Place everything you can perceive— Everything you can See, Hear, Smell, Taste, Or touch, Upon the altar of this moment And give thanks. It is over so soon— This expression, This single moment of your precious life, This one heart pounding itself open with fear or wild joy, This one breath rising in the cold winter air smoothly and gently or coughing and...

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The Journey

The Journey

You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life –Mary Oliver One day you finally knew what you had to do and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice though the whole house began to tremble and you felt that old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. but you didn’t...

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