Preface Note re: BAUBO SERIES
They began Spontaneously: BAUBO'S ORGASMIC WISDOM
Oceanspeak July 12, 2017
EFFORTLESS EASE OF WU WIE
QUIVERS OF FEAR
RIDDING OF EXCESS IN CONSCIOUSNESS
(DISTURBS OLD PATTERNS OF ENTRAPMENT
SOUL IS FREE BUT KRAZY GLUED TO PREVIOUS SOAP OPERA PARAPHRENALIA)
QUIVERS OF JOY
Pretending to know the mysteries of life,
but not recognizing our own foolishness,
is the greatest ignorance of all.
From Tao Te Ching, Chapter 71
I am, indeed a foolish man.
I hide my foolishness
behind a curtain of pretty words
and hope no one will know.
But then we’re all foolish,
Each in our own way.
So maybe you won’t see
behind the curtain after all.
Pay no attention to the man,
(should you catch a glimpse)
so busy behind the curtain,
manufacturing words so you might think
he really is the Great and Powerful Oz.
It’s not that I think that what I write is foolish. I write some good and truthful, sometimes even beautiful, poetry and prose. It’s my craft. I’ve been doing it for decades and I’m good at it. But when I slip into the illusion that I am as wise as my words, I am in great big heaps of trouble.
I know very little of the Mystery,
and understand even less than what I know.
Foolishness is not a terrible thing. It is the only appropriate way to feel as we stand before the Tao. Knowing we are foolish sets us free to find the wisdom we would never find in our hiding place behind the curtain of our ego. When I gaze at an image of the Andromeda Galaxy, our nearest galactic neighbor, one of billions of galaxies stretching into the infinity of the cosmos, I feel a great and wonderful fool and laugh
a belly laugh of freedom.
by the Source within you,
long before your emergence into this physical body.
And with far less effort than you think,
you can tap into that momentum,
and it will serve you enormously well.