“Sometimes we are overwhelmed by the energy of hate, anger and fear. We forget that in us there are other kinds of energy that can also manifest. If we know how to practice, we can bring back the energy of … Continue reading →
The irony of spiritual living is that you become more sensitive and more subtle. Therefore, you become intolerant of the coarse. There is not much choice in this. If you want to catch the subtle things in life, then you must become refined yourself. But the coarser things will then accumulate all the more quickly. A coarse sieve in a rushing stream will hold back only debris and large rocks. A fine mesh will catch smaller things, but it will also retain the large.
Some people attempt to cope with this by becoming multilayered. They set up a series of screens to their personalities, from the coarse to the subtle so that they can deal with all that life has to offer. This is quite laudable from an ordinary point of view, but from the point of view of Tao, it is a great deal of bother.
What do we do? If we remain coarse, then only the coarse comes to us. If we become subtle, then we gain the refined but are plagued with the coarse as well. If we become multilayered, then we create a complexity that isolates us from Tao.
The solution lies in floating on the current of Tao, uniting with it. That way we no longer seek to hold or to reject.
Mr. Trumpeter thinking to himself, “Check her out with the camera! I’ve got something to show her!”
“Ok, here it goes!”
“Ooo eee, Baby!”
“Oh, my goodness! I can’t believe I just did that!”
“I’m never gonna live this down!”
“Please go away!”
“There are things you do sometimes, actions that you take by obeying sudden impulses, without stopping for even a fraction of a second to think, and then you spend the rest of your life either lamenting it or thanking yourself for it. They are rare, unique, and perfect moments.”
-Irene Gonzalez Frei-