Whatever happens. Whatever what is is is what I want. Only that. But that.
This world is a bridge. Pass over it; but do not build your dwelling there.
Love the earth and the sun and animals.
Give alms to everyone that asks.
Stand up for the stupid and the crazy.
Devote your income and labors to others.
Argue not concerning God.
Have patience and indulgence towards the people.
Take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men.
Go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and mothers of families.
Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book.
Dismiss whatever insults your own soul…and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency, not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.
January 24, 2018
Life is an illusion, a dream, a bubble, a shadow. Nothing is permanent. Nothing is worthy of anger. Nothing is worthy of dispute. Nothing.
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Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Love Nothing But...What Comes To You
Live Immediately! Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.