Always we hope
someone else has the answer
some other place will be better,
some other time it will all turn out.
This is it.
No one else has the answer,
no other place will be better,
and it has already turned out.
At the center of your being
you have the answer,
you know who you are
and you know what you want.
There is no need
to run outside
for better seeing.
Nor to peer from a window.
Rather abide at the center of your being;
for the more you leave it, the less you learn.
Search your heart
the way to do
is to be.— Lao Tzu
You know what you have to do. But it feels too: overwhelming, terrifying, grotesque. Instead, you gather opinions. Before you know it, you’ve amassed dozens of ideas, all pointing in different directions.
This also feels: overwhelming, terrifying, grotesque. So go back to your center and take full responsibility.
Look, I created this blog. But it’s not working. The only reasonable response is to give it less of my time.
It’s transitioning to the periphery. From the entrée position it orbits outward. Demoted from half a chicken seasoned with rosemary, it’s now the side dish of quinoa, delivered in its own little bowl.
In practical, non-food terms, this means there’s a new posting schedule: once a week. On Tuesdays.
Because while April may be the cruelest month, Tuesday is the hardest day. Marooned in the workweek, Tuesdays have a way of (wrongly) persuading us there’s nothing to look forward to. So come here on then, where something delicious will await.