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I paint, make collages and mixed media work. I write poetry. I reflect on the Tao.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

On following dreams and success

What I am is my responsibility
What becomes of me—famous or not, wealthy or not, influential or not—is up to the world. It has nothing to do with me or who I am. It is unimportant and irrelevant to my being.

The people have dreams they must follow.
The people have goals they must achieve.
The people make plans.
The people schedule their tasks.
The people have full lives.
The people are so successful.

How is I cannot let go?
I would abandon dreams
and grow without purpose towards the sun.
I would cease planning
and float without purpose on the stream of life.

I would let go
like an autumn leaf,
carried willy-nilly by the wind,
spinning aimlessly to the earth.
I would be empty

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