We dismiss the essential to embrace the follies of phantom thoughts that tend the unnecessary and cultivate the meaningless building of an incomplete life with hollows that can haunt you forever.
Walk away walk away.
We search for illusions to complete us which only adds to the confusion because hollows don’t make a whole.
Walk away walk away.
Family and friends can bring a fullness to life but never a completeness to living because another’s life is never yours to own.
So bury the bones of disappointments and walk away.
When you walk away from fixed expectations you’re taking the first steps toward the probability of primordial completeness
where you’ll always be shown the true way home.
But the first thing you must do is leave.
When you live in the country a dog is an asset. You not only have a companion you have a super sensitivity alert device. Tyke can hear a car coming a half mile away and we know because he runs to the window, looks out and gives a few short barks. We know if there are cows or javalina in the yard because the barking is replaced with loud snorting at the front door threshold. We don’t believe in guard dogs because we don’t feel we have anything that needs guarding. Which is good because nobody is going to be intimidated by a dog that looks like he belongs on a Hallmark greeting card.
The greatest thing about a dog is that you never have to wonder what they’re thinking.
In Buddhism it’s was an ancient tradition for the different sects to hold yearly debates and see who was the most enlightened.
One year the debate was between a Zen master and a simple Tibetan monk, the money was on the master.
With a dramatic flourish the Zen master removed an orange from the sleeve of his robe. And in a booing voice asked the little monk…
Zen is all about questioning the true meaning of things in order to see them with the pure vision and awareness of the enlightened mind.
The little Tibetan monk stared up at the master with a blank expression.
The master repeated the question confident that the superior depth of the Zen mind had stumped the Tibetan.
The little monk turned and asked the audience…
So often in our attempt to explore the spiritual depths we forfeit the simple innate ability to see with consummate clarity.