Some say that my teaching is nonsense.
Others call it lofty but impractical.
But to those who have looked inside themselves,
This nonsense makes perfect sense.
And to those who put it into practice,
This loftiness has roots that go deep.
I have just three things to teach:
Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
You return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
You accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
You reconcile all beings in the world.
~ Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching
Many moons ago it was within my reach
I let it slip from my grasp
I’m older and wiser now
I see the truth
Sailing on the ocean
Gliding free leaving
the past in the wake
of sea mist
The horizon beckons
both sunlit and stormy
awakens the senses
Independent minds flow freely
Guided from within,
humble and obscure
Rippling like a stream to the sea.
Long deep breaths
release waves of relief
the juggling balls fall
imploding all fear.
Disfavour ebbs and flows
everything has its time
clarity comes naturally forward
in whatever way it pleases
show gratitude and be kind
walk barefoot in the sand