A SILENCE THAT FUELS ALL
WITHOUT IDO’S ADO
SYNCHRONOUS “BIRD WINGS FLAPPING”*
THE ETERNAL MOMENT ALWAYS IS
ZERO POINT’S DANCE OF JOY
Second Book of TAO
and the world will make perfect sense.
In movement, be fluid as water;
at rest, be right as a mirror;
in response, be simple as an echo.
like the still surface of a lake.
Clear-eyed and imperturbable,
walk thru life
as though you didn’t exist.
and there is nothing to oppose,
you will find yourself at peace
and in harmony with all things.
Our assumptions about the world become our world.
Confusion projects confusion,
and we wonder why life doesn’t make sense.
“Why do the wicked prosper?”
That’s easy because they do.
you might take a closer look at
wicked and prosper.
There are assumptions in each word that
can put you in a padded cell
or inspire you to
exterminate your neighbors.
they let go of themselves.
The world becomes intelligible, kind, and problem-free,
because the mind has become clear.
Your you is no longer a something;
it’s fluid, permeable, bright,
it winks in and out of existence like a quark.
there’s nothing that can oppose you.
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