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  • “May what I do flow from me like a river,
    no forcing and no holding back, the way
    it is with children.”
    ― Rainer Maria Rilke

    It only works if you let go completely. Like this, now.
    For what you seek is the intensity of nothingness,
    perfect inattention, perfect openness to what will come:
    The Receptive yielding to the Creative,
    Earth yielding to Heaven, Prince yielding to King,
    Woman yielding to Man. An intense waiting.

    This letting go is a discipline, an essential yoga of the soul,
    a practice to which you must return, again and again.
    For if you stubbornly hold the vain illusion
    that you yourself, out of your own cleverness,
    are writing the script, you will tangle yourself in dreams
    and never attain the calm Center which you seek.
    You will tangle yourself in dreams and nonsense,
    for what you seek is not constructs of the imagination,
    but the inner illumination that binds you to the Universe.

    This illumination is the still, small voice,
    speaking to you from your truest, most authentic self.
    Once you have heard it, you will not be fooled
    by the arrogant and meaningless chatter of lesser gods.
    See with your inner eye! Hear with your inner ear!
    Using these senses, and many others, the world around you
    will shine with meaning, and you will learn, one step at a time,
    the exquisite connectedness of all things, grain of sand to star.
    You will see the fractal patterns which define civilization,
    history, and the minutiae of our ever changing daily lives.


    our ultimate goal here is to achieve this playful ease of Being:
    the simplicity of the Saint, the boundless wonder of the Child.


    (Illustration: Mark Tobey)

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