Some nights I lay awake with my head on the pillow and wonder what could have been. We always think what could have been is better than what we have now but we can’t know that for sure. There is no sure thing. Sure things are for fools. I was at the casino the other night and red had come up nine times in a row on the roulette wheel. I watched a man bet one thousand dollars on black. He evidently felt it just had to come up black this time. Once again, it came up red. He sighed and covered his face with his hands. The sure thing was not to be found. One step leads to another. One journey is made up of many steps; good ones and missteps. No one has the perfect map. Landmines abound. We just never know. We just never know.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The stream of consciousness is often cloudy for there are no filters for it to flow through. What comes comes, impurities and all. Life without filters can be exhilarating if we are wise. Let the stream flow; uninhibited and free but watch out for those impurities that can create trouble. Be smart about it. Don’t take another man’s rice bowl in the name of your own personal freedom. Know what’s what and when is when.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
It is difficult for the intelligentsia to live naturally. They are too busy scheming, rationalizing, plotting. To them, the world is a large problem to figure out. But in many cases, you cannot come up with a concrete answer to an abstract problem, and that is what the world is…an abstract problem. To live naturally is to let things go. By letting things go one can be closer to them. The world is full of those who are trying to outsmart those who are trying to outsmart them. They’re all lost. The natural way is the way for those who seek to follow in the path of the Dao.