changling ☆ wise child ☆ free spirit ☆ witch
The movement of the celestial bodies which make up our solar system. This animation is not 100% accurate but it does a good job of showing that the true movements of the planets are not an ellipse but a helix when extended into space time. A helix. Just like the DNA molecule.
Zengetsu, a Chinese master of the T’ang dynasty, wrote the following advice for his pupils:
Living in the world yet not forming attachments to the dust of the world is the way of a true Zen student.
When witnessing the good action of another encourage yourself to follow his example. Hearing of the mistaken action of another, advise yourself not to emulate it.
Even though alone in a dark room, be as if you were facing a noble guest. Express your feelings, but become no more expressive than your true nature.
Poverty is your treasure. Never exchange it for an easy life.
A person may appear a fool and yet not be one. He may only be guarding his wisdom carefully.
Virtues are the fruit of self-discipline and do not drop from heaven of themselves as does rain or snow.
Modesty is the foundation of all virtues. Let your neighbors discover you before you make yourself known to them.
A noble heart never forces itself forward. Its words are as rare gems, seldom displayed and of great value.
To a sincere student, every day is a fortunate day. Time passes but he never lags behind. Neither glory nor shame can move him.
Censure yourself, never another. Do not discuss right and wrong.
Some things, though right, were considered wrong for generations. Since the value of righteousness may be recognized after centuries, there is no need to crave immediate appreciation.
Live with cause and leave results to the great law of the universe. Pass each day in peaceful contemplation."
n. frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone—spending the first few weeks chatting in their psychological entryway, with each subsequent conversation like entering a different anteroom, each a little closer to the center of the house—wishing instead that you could start there and…
home is within you.
then stay still.
do not sleep.
and sleep, and dream—
open your eyes:
home is within you.
leaves, waves, lightening;
breath, birth, expansion;
decay, death, stillness;
…after the peace of nothing comes the chaos of something,
then the miracle of matter, which necessitates
the riot of plant life, serenity, only to be
interrupted by mobile organic lifeforms.
how slow and gentle those great ancestor lizards!
it was the tiger who brought fear into the jungle,
i wonder what they would have thought of him?
tyger! tyger! burning bright—
but really, how did Darkness come into the forest of the night?
surely it was not introduced.
surely it was not spawned
by a tiger in the forest of India.
”Darkness” and “Light,”
”Love” and “Fear,”
are the two perceivable aspects of nature, or “the Universe,”
which we inhabit, and interpret,
and roll over (and around and
under) and wonder about.