Forty-Five

Great accomplishments seem unfinished,

but do not outlive their usefulness.

Great fullness seems empty,

but can never be exhausted.

Reality appears split,

but remains whole.

Cosmic intelligence appears indifferent.

Instinctual skill appears reckless.

Radical honesty seems callous.


For example, the other day I heard someone say:


"Clean the dust off of your own projector

before you go to the movie theater

asking that they clean theirs."


Going out into the world

with an intention to fix or repair

mostly just adds confusion and complexity

to an already confused and complex world.


Be the witness.

Stillness and calm are setting

the ten thousand things in their right order.

Resist less and tune into real power.

Nature is already using you for its purpose.

Otherwise, you wouldn't be here.