THE ONE ETERNAL MOMENT
EFFORTLESS EASE OF CHOICELESS CHOICE
The silence of the spheres is the music of a wedding feast.
The more we persist in misunderstanding the phenomena of life,
the more we analyze them out into strange finalities
and complex purposes of our own,
the more we involve ourselves in sadness, absurdity and despair.
Indeed, we are in the midst of it, and it is in the midst of us,
for it beats in our very blood, whether we want it to or not.
Yet the fact remains that we are invited to forget ourselves on purpose, cast our awful solemnity to the winds and join in the general dance.
Thomas Merton - New Seeds of Contemplation
via Richard Rohr here:
he immediately begins to embody it.
When an average man hears of the Tao,
he half believes it, half doubts it.
When a foolish man hears of the Tao,
he laughs out loud.
If he didn't laugh,
it wouldn't be the Tao.
The path into the light seems dark,
the path forward seems to go back,
the direct path seems long,
true power seems weak,
true purity seems tarnished,
true steadfastness seems changeable,
true clarity seems obscure,
the greatest art seems unsophisticated,
the greatest love seems indifferent,
the greatest wisdom seems childish.
Yet it nourishes and completes all things.
Translation by Stephen Mitchell.
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The way you think is the way you breathe.
you want to bring your body to such a state of ease that you do not even know whether your body exists or not.
You cannot forget the parts of your body that hurt right now.
You can only forget what is at ease.
And if there is no state of dis-ease in you whatsoever,
then the body has energy to explore other dimensions of life.
Otherwise, the body keeps you busy for the rest of your life.
especially in normal situations as we don't exactly fit in.
Just the the other day I went into an auto store so they could plug my tire
which I walked in with the whole thing in my arms dressed in bright hot pink Harlem Cotton pants and vibrant Manuel Canovas top
which I thought would make me dressed for town.
Well by the time the young fellows and I connected
at the service repair desk talking on free diving
they fixed for free and carried the tire out..
now here is the thing..this is a huge vast automotive store
with lots of quiet people all about and I felt as if I was in a miniature box
and there was not enough room for me..
...so subsequently things just started to fall off their shelves
anywhere surrounding me while trying to leave like a mini hurricane
surrounded my aura and I kept saying oops
and then finally just grinned
while things fell in my wake behind me..
Man..it was like that movie, Stephen King, Carrie !
Also the fog as we get older does exist.
Multitasking gets harder...
Regarding the "stick"
...this morning it was to be the two sticks.
ONLY IN THAT moment of picking the smaller "stick" out of the plastic bag,
do we notice
the "stick is NOT a stick".......
it is a hardened piece of black, plastic tubing
REMINDER: Human perception/reality can TOTALLY Shift at any moment......