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Shadow and Light: How the Muse Arrives

Do you have the patience to wait / till your mud settles and the water is clear?

Lao-Tzu, Tao Te Ching, tr. Stephen Mitchell

I could watch this all day: a morning breeze teasing the leaves, playing shadow and light across my sheets.

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Cheryl Dumesnil

Fighting Daily Black Magic

With a dramatic title like that, this post really has to deliver! But all I mean by it are the usually small ways we destroy, unmake, sabotage, undermine and discourage … ourselves. 788 more words


Bali, Indonesia -- inner space

We are at Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia. I read the Tao te Ching.

The beach

I read chapter 11 of the Tao te Ching by Lao tsu (trans. 483 more words

This nonsense makes perfect sense

“Some say my teaching is nonsense.

Others call it lofty but impractical.

But to those who have looked inside themselves, 87 more words


The Tao of Happiness: Stories from Chuang Tzu for Your Spiritual Journey by Derek Lin (Author)

If you have not encountered Chuang Tzu before, prepare yourself for a treat. He was the sage who stood apart from all others in Chinese history. 368 more words


Emptiness And The Peace State (Part 2)

  • “Enter the ultimate Emptiness.

Hold on to the truest Peace.”

-The Book Of The Way And Its Power, CH.16

“Enter the Cipher.”

Clarence 13X, founder of the 5% Nation Of Islam… 412 more words


Melville: Chapter XI: Nightgown. (Moby Dick. 1851)

“Truly to enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. 421 more words