When moving today, I found this old fortune that I had saved: “The one [who] recognize[s] illusion, does not act as if it is real.” I find this bit of wisdom very profound.


joyful abandon 

when everything opens up 

“I tell them all the time — my path was the path of failure. Everything I tried failed. It doesn’t mean that the trying didn’t play an important role. The trying did play a role. The effort did play a role. The struggle did play a role. But it played a role because it got me to an end of that role. I danced that dance until it was extinguished. But I failed. I failed at meditating well; I failed at figuring out the truth. Everything I ever used to succeed spiritually failed. But at the moment of failure, that’s when everything opens up…”