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Easy is right


I thought that I had this quotation by Chuang-Tzu up on the blog somewhere. I guess I have others here, here, and here.     What prompted this inquiry was the chorus of this song by Sarah Jarosz as my … Continue reading

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Common as Mud


When I think of work, I always think of this poem by Marge Piercy, and its intimations of submerging ourselves in the tasks, of getting down in the mud, of grounding. This is not typically the vision we are given of a spiritual path, all sweetness and light. However, it is consistent with the Eastern view of the lotus flower, grounded in the muck, but emerging sweetly and purely above the surface of the water. Continue reading

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