Wednesday, February 23, 2011

its nice to hear from you, all ships that enter and exit our harbors...

i have no idea of where you are or where you are going, for myself i just
see where i am, and i have some plans, and some alt routes for them as
well but they arent ever where we are going... in journey to the east, by hesse,
he talks about the path of those with a destiny find themselves at times
with those in their company, with those in their hand, with no company
and at other times, with many many followers or fellows in the same
direction. hesse doesn't say anything directly about finding the way to the path
of destiny in this book but i know its there, its something about humility.
its something like pema chodrons:

"Spiritual awakening is frequently described as a journey to the top of a mountain.

We leave our attachments and our worldliness behind and slowly make our way to the
top. At the peak we have transcended all pain. The only problem with this metaphor is
that we leave all others behind. Their suffering continues, unrelieved by our personal

On the journey of the warrior-bodhisattva, the path goes down, not up, as if the mountain

pointed toward the earth instead of the sky. Instead of transcending the suffering of all
creatures, we move toward turbulence and doubt however we can. We explore the reality
and unpredictability of insecurity and pain, and we try not to push it away. If it takes years,
if it takes lifetimes, we let it be as it is. At our own pace, without speed or aggression, we
move down and down and down. With us move millions of others, our companions in
awakening from fear. At the bottom we discover water, the healing water of bodhisattva.
bodhisattva is our heart-our wounded, softened heart. Right down there in the thick of
things, we discover the love that will not die. This love is . It is gentle and warm; it is clear
and sharp; it is open and spacious. The awakened heart of bodhisattva is the basic
goodness of all beings."

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