“We should find perfect existence through imperfect existence. We should find perfection in imperfection. For us, complete perfection is not different from imperfection. The eternal exists because of non-eternal existence. In Buddhism it is a heretical view to expect something outside this world. We do not seek for something besides ourselves. We should find the truth in this world, through our difficulties, through our suffering. This is the basic teaching of Buddhism. Pleasure is not different from difficulty. Good is not different from bad. Bad is good; good is bad. They are two sides of one coin. So enlightenment should be in practice. That is the right understanding of practice, and the right understanding of our life. So to find pleasure in suffering is the only way to accept the truth of transiency. Without realizing how to accept this truth you cannot live in this world. Even though you try to escape from it, your effort will be in vain. If you think there is some other way to accept the eternal truth that everything changes, that is your delusion. This is the basic teaching of how to live in this world. Whatever you may feel about it, you have to accept it.” – Shunryu Suzuki
our nature is simply our nature. it is often said “don’t play in a lightning storm” yet so many of us do exactly that. i have been doing something very near anyway. my supervisions these last 2 months have been charged with condescension, passive aggresive projection, posturing, and hyper i’m-right-edness. needless to say it has been equally toxic and exhaustive.today i decided to take cover.it hur no more dancing in a lightning storm. it hurts too much. it just hurts too damn much.
taking chances has a way of becoming just that- chance. probablility and outcome influence my every move. i took a chance. and i am tumbling. i got burnt. gave me a boo boo. now what to do.
come in from the rain.
and then what?
Well, hello there Good old friend of mine You’ve been reaching for yourself For such a long time There’s so much to say No need to explain Just an open door for you To come in from the rain
It’s a long road When you’re all alone And someone like you Will always take the long way home There’s no right or wrong I’m not here to blame I just want to be the one Who keep you from the rain From the rain
And it looks like sunny skies Now that I know you’re alright Time has left us Older And wiser I know I am
‘Cause I think of us Like an old cliche But it doesn’t matter ‘Cause I love you anyway Come in from the rain
And it looks like sunny skies Now that I know you’re alright Time has left us Older But Wiser I know I am