Tag Archives: subraction

Giving up

Men want to make progress on the inner journey but they don’t want to give anything up. They want to add some notion of progress to what they already have. But there is no progress! There is only giving up.

Acquisition, we are taught from a very early age. Disposition, we learn for ourselves. Of course, in order to learn subtraction, a teacher is necessary. Not to worry. Life will provide all of the instructors we need.

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Teach me

My need was obvious but out of politeness he asked me anyway: “How may I help you?”

“There’s too much of me,” I said. “Teach me how to subtract.”