We think we are moving forward but that is not all we do. We also move backward. The last movement in my Qigong series is just that—two steps forward, two steps back. Good long walks are restorative but they too return us to the place we started from.
They say we come into the world with nothing. This overlooks the fact that we come with a body. Thereafter emerges a belief that we are the body. Here’s where the trouble starts.
This instruction rewards close study: “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.”
Men who glibly concede they’re “control freaks” typically have great difficulty controlling themselves.
“You complete me.” Only ego feels incomplete. (Is “I AM” partial? A fraction?)
“You make me happy.” This Sisyphean endeavour begins with a face-splitting rictus and ends in a trickle of salted water.