A TRUE ONE CANNOT FORCE THIS
“Already Experienced All”
(9/18/07 Net of Jewels)
(see Read More at end for more notes re: this Milestone)
can you genuinely reach out to other people.
(predawn 2/29/16 'daily' arrival on screen)
Beauty comes from a spirit that has weathered many hardships in life and somehow continues with resilience.
Grace can be found in a soul that ages softly even amid the tempest.
I think the loveliest by far is the one whose gentle heart
bears a hundred scars from caring,
yet still finds a way to pick up the lamp one more time,
to light the way of love.
his melancholy madness,
stood up in the boat
and the sea lay down,
silky and sorry.
So everybody was saved
the threshold - the uncles
the women walk away,
the young brother begins
to sharpen his knife.
It comes and goes
like the wind over the water -
sometimes, for days,
you don't think of it.
after the multitude was fed,
one or two of them felt
the soul slip forth
like a tremor of pure sunlight
that wants to swallow everything,
gripped their bones and left them
miserable and sleepy,
as they are now, forgetting
how the wind tore at the sails
before he rose and talked to it -
as he always was -
a thousand times more frightening
than the killer storm.
all quotes above in this color font are from
-the first and last pillar upon which the castle of the Spirit is built.
It is the beginning and the end,
the home and the journey there.
The Way of Wonder
See Read More at end for More of Jack Haas
Watch the turmoil of beings
but contemplate their return.
If you don't realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
And when death comes, you are ready.
if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning. Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous,
they kill your wonder.