Turning toward emptiness
to excaoe reality
is turning away from your true self.
Losing yourself in reality to escape emptiness
is falling prey to an illusion.
Like a drowning man clinging to an imaginary branch
you will surely perish in the flood.
-- Jos Srabbert
"The Tao is Tao"
also to be posted September 25th at daily_tao
Can on live wisely
with one foot
in each of two world?
One illusory, though it seems real
Another real, though it seems an illusion.
Believers manage this.
This world is not their home.,
though they seem patient,
and sometimes comfortable
while they wait
for this world to pass.
I am more like Nancy Wood's shaman
who falls into an abyss,
neither here nor there.
And i sense a solution coming:
A marriage of heaven and hell.
(or of heaven and earth anyway)