Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Comin' Back to Me

"Comin' Back to Me" ,
Marty Balin,
Jefferson Airplane, "Surrealistic Pillow"

The summer had inhaled and held its breath too long
The winter looked the same, as if it never had gone
And through an open window where no curtain hung
I saw you, I saw you, comin' back to me

One begins to read between the pages of a look
The shape of sleepy music, and suddenly you're hooked
Through the rain upon the trees, that kisses on the run
I saw you, I saw you, comin' back to me

You can't stay and live my way
Scatter my love like leaves in the wind
You always say you won't go away
But I know what it always has been, it always has been

A transparent dream beneath an occasional sigh
Most of the time I just let it go by
Now I wish it hadn't begun
I saw you, yes I saw you, comin' back to me

Strolling the hills overlooking the shore
I realize I've been here before
The shadow in the mist could have been anyone
I saw you, I saw you, comin' back to me

Small things like reasons are put in a jar
Whatever happened to wishes wished on a star?
Was it just something that I made up for fun?
I saw you, I saw you, comin' back to me

Friday, April 5, 2013

Work & Being

Remember, work is what you do, not who you are.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Verse One

The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named is not the eternal Tao.
The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth.
The named is the mother of ten thousand things.
Ever desireless, one can see the mystery.
Ever desiring, one sees the manifestations.
These two spring from the same sources but differ in name;
      this appears ad darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gate to all mystery.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tao Te Ching

This is the book I use for the Tao Te Ching and where I will post the verses from in the blog, along with occasional quotes or descriptions found in the book.

There are many translations of the Tao Te Ching by equally many scholars of Taoism, and they all seem to differ in the verses and words in the verse.

This means you can pick and choose which suits you and your interests in the Tao. But as they say, reading it is one thing, understanding it another and living it even harder.

It's the reality of the world we live in, which makes even trying better than nothing, and success is always relative.