Saturday, August 29, 2015

Impassable


Some paths are impassable.

When we discover this,
do we continue or turn back?

No spiritual path is impassable.


Friday, August 28, 2015

Wu-wei Haiku


Clouds over shadows.
Mountain skirts in August green.
Finger clicks just now.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Which Nation?


Wisdom or wealth.
Which is more valuable?

Wisdom leads to understanding.
Understanding leads to compassion.
Compassion leads to charity.

Wealth leads to possessiveness.
Possessiveness leads to distrust.
Distrust leads to surveillance.

Which nation would you
rather call home?


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Not Yet Cured


I'm constantly healed of fear,
but I've yet to be cured of it.

Another reason to rest in Tao.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Deeper Look


Disunity eventually
creates its own unity.

Unity falls apart
over time.

To see structure in this
requires deeper looking.

To find only coincidence
is easier.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Poor Vision


How easy it is
to see the garden
and not the flower.

How simple a thing
to notice the mountain
but miss the stone.

How sad it is
to seek and seek
and find nothing at all.


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Three Sources


Sympathy comes
from the spirit.

Empathy comes
from the body.

Apathy comes
from the mind.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Selfish Forgiving


If I forgive you for your sake,
I haven't really forgiven you.

If I forgive you for my sake,
I can finally begin to heal.

True forgiveness is selfish.
I forgive for me, not for you.

When I forgive for myself,
your life also improves.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Three Lights


The first light falls
on my selfish mind.

The second light falls
on my curious mind.

The third light falls
on my silent mind.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Doubly Blind


Help arises from within
for the spiritually blind --
but only if they're willing to see.

If not, they're doubly blind.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Size Limit


Big or small,
strength isn't
limited by size.

It's limited by what
we believe is true.