Time To Surrender

I’m watching our practice
I’ m watching mine
And I see so much ego.
It is hard to admit
But it is impossible not to confess today.
These practices are often nothing but another support for the representations of our makeshift selves.

Now is a good time to let go of all the intentions, projections and desires, all the shells of glory we imagine for ourselves.
To peel off the layers of ‘noble’ motives,
Varnished on top of our unlit behaviours.
Now is the time to surrender.
And disappear.

©FJ April 2022
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7 commentaires

      1. This makes think of a quote by Shido Bunan,
        : « there is no principle in the study of the Way. It is only necessary to see and hear directly. »

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    1. There are many ways to follow The Way.
      Allowing a glimpse at the Way while stating the obvious is quite an achievement.
      It is also, per se, a teaching.
      Seeing directly may require a lifetime,
      or more.
      And who knows what path has been trodden by the graceful beings ?
      (progressive / Sudden awakening)

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  1. Or troden by the less graceful, for that matter.

    « Say not, ‘I have found the path of the soul.’ Say rather, ‘I have met the soul walking upon my path.’
    For the soul walks upon all paths.
    The soul walks not upon a line neither does it grow like a reed.
    The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of many petals. »

    Kahlil Gibran: The Prophet (on knowledge)

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