3 Nov
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On Not Getting Lost

For today, I offer this poem by Lao-Tzu (with a few adjustment by me):

A wise traveler has no fixed plans
and is not intent upon arriving.
A wise artist lets her intuition
lead her wherever it wants.
A wise scientist has freed herself of concepts
and keeps her mind open to what is.

Thus the Master is available to all people
and doesn’t reject anyone.
She is ready to use all situations
and doesn’t waste anything.
This is called embodying the light. 

What is a wise person but a foolish person’s

What is a foolish person but a wise person’s lesson?
If you don’t understand this, you will get lost,
however intelligent you are.
It is the great secret. 


(photo by Nichole Robertson)

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