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

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chapter 15

..... Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?

Tao Te Ching
trans, Stephen Mitchell
excerpt from Ch. 15


  1. an intriguing couple of weeks, of finishing and beginning, of wondering and waiting....

    this verse from the Tao all of a sudden seemed perfect in its simplicity and pace.

    looking forward to the writing that is bubbling its way to expression

  2. I've been waiting a long time. It's still muddy.

  3. Sounds like the perfect time to take a nap to me.

  4. Mr.C-- i 'm not sure it ever gets clear.... i'm thinking one has to embrace the mud. or perhaps learn to play in it....
    WM-- good one!! mud is a nice metaphor, all the same. and a nap is a fine strategy for stillness.

  5. I have heard enough warrior stories of heroic daring. Tell me how you crumble when you hit the wall, the place you cannot go beyond by the strength of your own will. What carries you to the other side of that wall, to the fragile beauty of your own humanness?

    oriah mountain dreamer

    I would play in the mud puddle and too many people in the world being unmoving. but i do seem to always want to be different. LOL

  6. Anonymous-lovely excerpt from the oriah mountain dreamer, thank you. mud play is something everyone should experience at least once.