struggle

Something new in the air today, perhaps the struggle of the bud to become a leaf. -Jim Harrison

imagism

 

 

 

 

 

 “so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water…”

 

~ William Carlos Williams

(excerpt from The Red Wheelbarrow)

 

 

 

 

 

drop the “I”

 

 

 

 

 

“Go back to knowing that it is simple. The fun is in the busy-ness as long as it’s fun for you. And when you see that it’s just more of the same stories, all about ‘me’, drop it. You can observe what goes on benignly, but keep going. From the position of observer, take that last step. Who’s the one observing ? Go there. Who is that ultimate, absolute observer, where ‘seeing itself’ arises? Let attention rest there. Let it be ok that nothing has happened. Let the show be over, let the movie, the story of ‘I’ as an individual person, be over. And see what happens. Truth will reveal itself, absolute clarity of how this matrix works, will show itself to be no more than a matrix. And somehow, a capacity to enjoy what ever is unfolding is always there. You don’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to have good health, you don’t have to do it before your body dies, it’s got nothing to do with anything: it’s right now, place your attention behind any stories, any concepts. From there, freedom arises, beauty arises, love arises. But don’t take my word for it, do it. And prove me wrong, I’d be delighted. I’ll take on that challenge any day. Do it and find out.

So blessings on all of us, who are pretending to be human.”

 

~ Jac O’Keeffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

waking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

how small the day is
the time of colors
the rush of brightness

~ W. S. Merwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

looking glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

an observant author
he claimed he could tell a lot about people
by how many times they used “I” in a paragraph