Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Time for reflection

with a felt sense of waxing and waning, I am given to reflect again and anew on the premises I choose to guide my actions.....

Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people's approval
and you will be their prisoner.

Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.

Tao Te Ching
Entry # 9


  1. Common sense in a nut shell. Thoroughly approve, so why don't we (I) do it?

  2. Define a thing and it loses its meaning ;]

  3. Wow, this is pretty much exactly what I need to be reading right now.

  4. Linda-- always nice to see you here and to see your comments.
    Dave-ain't that the way it is? knowing better and not doing better? I have to be vigilant....it's too easy to get caught up in stuff that distracts from what's important. thanks for the visit and the comments.
    Pisces-- good one! it is consistent with the Tao, for sure. thanks for your usual pithy contribution :))
    Oyvind-- no kidding; I have an idea that you and I might be having similar experiences right now... hope all is going well with you; thanks for the visit and the comment.
    Seventy-niner-- you know, every time I remember to read these things that are my touchstones, I pretty much think that same as you are right now! Funny how that works. thanks for stopping by...