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And it was a beautiful day

Home is not a house; it’s the present moment.

If we are not present, we are not at home.

The prodigal son awakened in a pig barn. Stunning, to find oneself at home in a pig barn.

Man as disciple

Discipline has nothing to do with subjugation, suppression or standing at attention. It does not mean replacing one pattern of behaviour with another. It means “to learn.”

We must be completely free in order to learn. Freedom begins with the realization of how trapped we are.

The least free are the most conventional.

In the demi-monde

Ordinary life is the life of an ox. It is dull, conformed, routinized. It goes round and round, repeating itself.

To slay a dragon, kill a habit.

Infinite intelligence

“Why does this always happen to me?”

Whatever we experience unconsciously—whatever we fail to investigate, understand, surrender to—we will experience again. The purpose of Life is to burst through our tamas, to draw us out of somnabulism. Depending on our density, this may require a two-by-four to the back of the head. Sometimes rude is best: the harder the wood, the brighter the flame.

Life gives us what we need. Always.