ALONE WITH THE ALONE
EMBODIED HEART IN SOUL
ALL IS WELL
EVEN IF MUCH IS SEEINGLY-SEEMINGLY
no forcing and no holding back,
the way it is with children.
–Rainer Maria Rilke
that there is no such thing as time?
That the river is everywhere at the same time,
at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current,
in the ocean and in the mountains,
everywhere and that the present only exists for it,
not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.
–Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
for more river quotes:
Some think of life and ignore death.
Some think of death and ignore life.
The follower of the Tao knows death will come,
therefore knows how to live:
without illusions, without fear, without resistance,
and without suffering.
Neither life nor death can disturb this one.
From Tao Te Ching, Chapter 50
By William Martin
is as soft and yielding as water.
Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible,
nothing can surpass it.
The soft overcomes the hard;
the gentle overcomes the rigid.
Everyone knows this is true,
but few can put it into practice.
Therefore the Master remains
serene in the midst of sorrow.
Evil cannot enter his heart.
Because he has given up helping,
he is people's greatest help.
True words seem paradoxical.
The Book of The Way, Day by Day