Be Still

Move to the left,
And you create right.

Move up,
And you create down.

Cling to the so-called “good,”
And evil appears.

Every move
Manifests its opposite.

Therefore,
Live solely from the center.

Be still.

~excerpt from The Tao of Now ©2008 by Daniel Skach-Mills (via Draw & Wings)

Seated There

Excerpt from The Svetasvatara Upanishad:

Retire to a solitary place, such as a mountain cave or a sacred spot. The place must be protected from the wind and rain, and it must have a smooth, clean floor, free from pebbles and dust. It must not be damp, and it must be free from disturbing noises. It must be pleasing to the eye and quieting to the mind. Seated there, practice meditation and other spiritual practices.

I hope everyone can find such a place.

Relax…

“Whatever it is, stop trying to figure it out now. Let it remain unresolved a little while. Stop trying to fast-forward to the ‘answer’ scene in the movie of your life; trust the present scene of ‘no answer yet’. Allow the question itself space to breathe and be fertilized. Relax into the mysterious ground of Now.”  ~Jeff Foster

And, of course, that reminded me of this:

You would think after thirty straight years of daily bombings they would have figured out that violence doesn’t work as a means to solve your problems.

The sad thing is, you can’t be sure which side I’m talking about.

That’s How Every Empire Falls

Padlock the door and board the windows
Put the people in the street
“It’s just my job,” he says “I’m sorry.”
And draws a check, goes home to eat
But at night he tells his woman
“I know I hide behind the laws.”
She says, “You’re only taking orders.”
That’s how every empire falls.

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