Thursday, May 28, 2015

Aspirations


Aspirations give us
something to do.
They are the children
of our drives and desires.

But why those drives?
Why those desires?
Where do they come from?
When did I choose them?

Maybe that's the work of life:
To mine the source of all
that we want and do
not think we have.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fences


Fences are for the body.
Fields are for the mind.
Gates are for the spirit.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Three Doors


The door
to satisfaction.
Heavy and
hard to open.

The door
to fear.
Locks that
can't be locked.

The door
to wisdom.
Doorway
without a door.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Not So Clear


Half is filled with light.
Half is nothing but dark.

Which half is light?
Which half is dark?

Inside my own skin,
I can answer this just fine.

Outside, it's not so clear.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

No Fear in Tao


Tao hates
nothing Tao brings
into being.

Hate is a property
of fear.

There is no fear
in Tao.


Friday, May 22, 2015

Nothing Can Make You


Nothing can make you
love someone you fear.

Nothing can make you
bless your enemies.

Nothing can make you
accept the darkness within.

Nothing does what it chooses,
whether you realize it or not.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

What Fear Can Erase


Fear can erase history.
Fear can erase science.
Fear can erase knowledge.

Fear can erase cities.
Fear can erase cultures.
Fear can erase civilizations.

But fear cannot erase fear.
Only love can do that.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Heart of Stone


A heart of stone
is a heart
already broken.

Sometimes pain
is the path Tao takes
to reach us.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Greatest Enemy


My greatest enemy
is the voice of my own fear.

My greatest weapon
is to love my enemy as myself.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

To Be Free


To be free of fears about
the future brings confidence.

To be free of fears about
the past brings peace of mind.

To be free of fears about
the present brings serenity.

To be free of fears about
future, past, and present
brings true freedom.