life includes the whole show, the light and the dark, part two, 2,

Hong Kong photographer Vincent Wu’s image of the Hill of the Buddha at the Makomanai Takino Cemetery in Sapporo, Japan.



“Nothing to Grasp” by Joan Tollifson

Instead of trying to intentionally fix or improve “myself” or “the world,” I am more open to allowing everything to heal itself in its own way, in its own time, as it does anyway.

There is a devotion to the immediacy of life exactly as it is right now, without superimposing any kind of spin.

This bare intimacy is neither an effortful, goal-oriented, improvement-seeking exertion, nor is it any kind of passive or fatalistic resignation.

It is an energetic aliveness, an openness that includes everything and sticks to nothing.

It is not something “you” achieve or acquire, but simply the boundlessness, the bare being that is always already fully present right here, right now.



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