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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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