we cannot
achieve balance
by only focusing
on the positive

If we reject
the negative
or pretend it doesn't exist
then we only make ourselves
spiritually lopsided

balance means
embracing all of our reality
~ equally


unless we do that
we will not achieve balance

we cannot reject
half of our reality

we cannot reject
half of ourselves

balance means
embracing all of reality
~ equally



“But Kai, you're so young. You have your whole life in front of you...”

"No Lizi. None of us have our lives in front of us. We only have the lives we leave behind us. That, is what defines us.”


desire is the root of all evil

money is not the root of all evil

there is plenty of evil behavior that has nothing to do with money ~ abuse, torture and rape

all desire is not evil
but desire is the root of all evil


Is this why we exist?

The earth is a living organism.
It doesn't make mistakes.

Has the earth deliberately evolved us into a species that can increase carbon dioxide levels in her atmosphere?

Is the earth using us to help melt its polar ice caps, flood its surface, and enter the next phase of its life?


spiritual awareness

spiritual awareness
does not mean ~
i become aware
of how other people
be living their lives

spiritual awareness
means ~
i become aware
that there are
no shoulds


the power



~ acceptance ~
is the middle path

~ acceptance ~
is difficult

which is why
so few humans
attempt to do it

it’s so much easier
to judge or avoid
we are humans
we like easy

acceptance is the only path to serenity


eleven truths

1 i am more like the other animals
~ than i am different from them
2 i am more like other human beings
~ than i am different from them
3 we all have the same instincts
4 we all have the same needs
5 we all have different desires
6 all desire is not evil
~ but desire is the root of all evil
7 i am the architect of my own misery
8 there is no universal right and wrong
9 there is no universal good and bad
10 all things are normal
11 the earth is a living organism
~ it doesn't make mistakes



there are roughly 4,200 different religions in the world

we all have our own piece
of the puzzle

none of us
has the whole picture

if we could put
all of our individual pieces
we might get a better idea
of what the bigger picture actually is





love and hate
joy and sadness
these are not opposites

all things coexist
side by side

all things exist
on their own spectrum
joy -------------------------------- indifference to joy
sadness ------------------------ indifference to sadness

i feel all things
at the same time
at different levels

where i am
on the spectrum
changes constantly
love for my partner ------ | --------------- indifference
anger at my partner --------------- | ------ indifference

only my position
on the spectrum changes



“The other part is even worse.”

Lizi narrows her eyes, “What?”

“Well... They elected people into public office, who were abused as kids.”

“Nǎo cán!”

“Exactly. Diseased brain, is right. It would never happen today.”

“You mean after they received counsel? Right?”

“No, Lizi. People with unresolved anger and fear.”

“Nǎo cán!”

“I know. It’s unthinkable. Some scribes think that’s what collapsed the Empire.”

“Child abuse? Child abuse collapsed the Empire?”

“Not child abuse. Abused children. Angry frightened children who became adults, but never dealt with their unresolved anger or fear.”

“Yeah, yeah. You just project it onto other people. Transference. We all know how that works.”

“Others say it collapsed because they protected their denial, instead of their national security.”

“And no one stopped this?”

expansion and contraction

life itself
cannot exist
without the balance
of positive and negative energy

we cling
to our positive beliefs
the way neutrons
cling to protons

but neutrons
do not praise protons
for their positive charge
and shame electrons
for their negativity

would have no purpose
without the other two

every building block
in our universe
from atoms
to solar systems
teaches us
the importance
of the balance
of positive and negative

our entire reality
is based on this balance

this is a great truth

this is the middle way

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