Hokusai Says

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    Hokusai says, look carefully.

    He says pay attention, notice.
    He says keep looking, pay attention.
    He says there is no end to seeing.
    He says look forward to getting old.
    He says keep changing.
    You just get more who you really are.

    He says get stuck, accept it, repeat
    yourself as long as it is interesting.

    He says keep doing what you love.
    He says keep praying.

    He says everyone of us is a child.
    Everyone one of us is ancient.
    Everyone one of us has a body.
    He says everyone of us is frightened.
    He says everyone has to find
    a way to live with fear.

    He says everything is alive,
    shells, buildings, people, fish
    mountains, trees. Wood is alive.
    Water is alive.

    Everything has its own life.

    Everything lives inside us.

    He says live with the world inside you.

    He says it doesn't matter if you draw
    or write books. It doesn't matter
    if you saw wood or catch fish.
    It doesn't matter if you sit at home
    and stare at ants on your veranda,
    or the shadows of trees,
    and grasses in your garden.

    It matters that you care.
    It matters that you feel.
    It matters that you notice.

    It matters that life lives through you.
    Contentment is life living through you.
    Joy is life living through you.
    Satisfaction and strength
    is life living through you.

    He says don't be afraid.
    Don't be afraid.
    Love. Feel. Let life take you by the
    hand.

    Let life live through you.
     
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    In seconds we live
    A breath of time
    In fragile moments
    Joyous and alive

    In metal we measure
    The test of the soul
    In strength we live
    Untarnished by life
     
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    Meet Me Here

    Join me here now
    where there are no points of view.
    Slip under good and bad
    right and wrong
    worthy and unworthy
    sinner and saint.

    Meet me here
    where everything is unframed
    before understanding
    and not understanding.

    Meet me here
    where silence roars
    where stillness is dancing
    where the eternal is living and dying.

    Meet me here
    where you are not you
    where you are It
    and It is unspeakable.

    Meet me here
    where all points of view
    merge into a single point
    that then disappears.

    Meet me here
    before there ever was something
    before there ever was nothing.

    Meet me here
    where everything speaks of this
    where everything has
    always spoken this
    where nothing is ever lost or found.

    Meet me here.
     
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    Be patient toward all that is
    unsolved in your heart,

    Try to love the questions themselves,
    like locked room and like
    books that are written in
    a very foreign tongue.

    Do not now seek the answers,
    which cannot be given you
    because you would not be
    able to live them.

    And the point is
    to live everything, live the
    questions now.

    Perhaps you will then gradually,
    without noticing it,
    Live along some distant day
    into the answer.

    Rainer Maria Rilke
     
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    Be With Those Who Help Your Being


    Be with those who help your being.
    Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath
    comes cold out of their mouths.
    Not these visible forms, your work is deeper.

    A chunk of dirt thrown in the air breaks to pieces.
    If you don't try to fly,
    and so break yourself apart,
    you will be broken open by death,
    when it's too late for all you could become.

    Leaves get yellow. The tree puts out fresh roots
    and makes them green.
    Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow?


    Rumi
     

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