The teacher and the taught together create the teaching.
—probably some Chinese guy
When you seek a path to any new truth, you must
expect to find it blocked by ‘expert opinion.’
Only each individual can make his choice to seek truth instead of wallowing in beautiful lies.
Only those who have begun to doubt the sincerity and light of the entire world will glimpse the truth…
If you can doubt your own fathers, teachers, peers and realize 300 million people can be wrong you might just glimpse enlightenment and your true self.
The Complete and Undeniable Truth
Oh those terrible North Koreans, they hate the great United States of America for no reason.
For it is just as sinful from the standpoint of nature and of truth to be above oneself as to be below oneself.
—Haruki Murakami - 1Q84
You can crumple the past like a piece of paper—each time you open your eyes the world is born anew, and the possibilities are endless…love, loss, lust, trust like grass up through moss waving in the wind and tucking back down under the earth again…nothing is impossible…start a fire in your heart and people will come to warm their souls
A circle will bend from itself at the center
And fall back again at the sides
But we form an X in the ether as
My descent crosses you as you rise
Remember and have faith in the wind that bends dandelion stems on overgrown highway dividers, then, on to part wheat fields like a proud mother does her baby’s hair. Out under the sun everything makes sense, even hunger and thirst and skeletal animals along mountain trails. That relationship won’t ever fail you. You have magnets in your chest. Open your heart, calm your mind and time will do the rest
Anonymous asked: who could you love now?
i’m beginning to think that by loving others without loving myself, i’m not truly loving anyone at all. conversely, in learning to love myself deeply the resultant fractally constructive waveform collapse will implode my heart into a state of objective unified bliss. i will embody love.