Life is the actor; we are the acted upon. Or, per Eckhart Tolle, Life is the dancer; we are the dance. So, no, we’re not driving the bus. And there are no coincidences.
On the whole, men make lousy dance partners. Nobody told us that Life leads.
Right action has both a negative and a positive dimension—as, indeed, does all of life. In its Buddhistic dimension, it’s what we refrain from doing. In its mystic-Christian dimension, it’s what is done through us. These are not contradictory positions. They’re tango partners.
“Are you able to do nothing?” How easily Lao Tsu arrests the mind! As we know, any fool can do something, but rare indeed is that man, the one who can do nothing.
Happiness is the readiness to die, the awareness that living is dying and that without death, there is no beauty, no sweetness.
Oh, what a world! Sex is out of the closet, death is under the bed.