Monday, October 11, 2010

Words to live by

Ain't no rhyme or reason,
No complicated meaning,
Ain't no need to over think it -
Let go laughing

Life don't go quite like you planned it,
We try so hard to understand it,
Irrefutable, indisputable
The fact is - It happens

With thanks to Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles, and Bobby Pinson

Sunday, October 3, 2010


It seems it is easier to contemplate impermanence these days.
I rest in the breath. Believing I lack concentration I turn my attention to the breathing-body process.
Something is lacking and soon I'm diving in and out the teachings of the Daodejing.
Take a backward step. The last factors of anapanasati are the gate to Silent Illumination.
Fading away: the need to provide an answer to an uncertain future, or to post a blog comment.
Cessation: attachments, words, needs, explanations, the wanting to be this and not wanting to be that.
Relinquishment: every instant is new, starting afresh, not concluded, not conditioned.
Then, back in the world, acting, speaking, moving.

Wind, old leaves in the trees become inocent children chasing each other, indifferent to external conditions.
And that light...