Tag Archives: surrender

The peaceful warrior

The peaceful warrior is an army of one. He is vital, independent, undivided, simple. He has no weapons because he has no fear. He is complete; he doesn’t want anything. If he had a credo, which he doesn’t, it would be this: Resist nothing.

Death of a ladies man

Love is radically inclusive, has no favourites, admits no exceptions, neither waxes nor wanes. We cannot speak of ‘true’ love because love cannot be commodified, categorized or confined. “Love everything that breathes,” said Gurdjieff.

How to stop thinking (1)

Surrender to the fact that you cannot stop thinking, that there is no ‘off’ button, and that any effort you make will only exacerbate the problem. There is no situation that cannot be improved on by allowing it, by relaxing into it. That’s why children learn so quickly—they’re not trying to learn. Take one easy breath. Now take three more. There we go.

Jesus, on racism

His name by itself is a poem. Ezra Pound. In a Station in the Metro: “The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet black bough.” He was anti-Semitic. He was weeds and wheat, the subject of Jesus’ most profound parable.