Each day 400,000 bodies are born while 160,000 bodies are burned or buried.
Our most important relationship is our relationship to what is. All of our other relationships are expressions of this one.
In a world of compete/succeed/control/win/build/plan/work/accumulate, the wise man seems not to exist (from Latin existere meaning ‘stand out’). Lao Tzu wrote:
Others are so competent and confident,
Whereas I am stupid,
Careless as the sea
Drifting without aim.
No one poses the question more soulfully than Marvin Gaye does: What’s going on? The fact is, we don’t know what Life is or what it’s doing. Just ask Job. He’ll tell you.
What gives existence to stars also makes words comprehensible: the space between them.