Friday, October 27, 2006

Life

Happiness cannot be found
through great effort and willpower.
But it is already present
in open relaxation and letting go.
Don't strain yourself
there is nothing to do or undo.
Whatever momentarily arises in the body and mind
has no real importance at all,
has little reality whatsoever.
Why identify with it,
and become attached to it,
passing judgemant upon it and ourselves?
Fore it is far better to simply
let the entire game happen on its own,
springing up and falling back like waves
without changing or manipulating anything.
And notice how everything vanishes and reappears
magically, time and time again, with out end.
Only our searching for happiness
prevents us from seeing it.
It's like a vivid rainbow
which you pursue without ever catching
or a dog chasing its tail.
Although peace and happiness do not exist
as an actual thing or place
it is always available.
And accompanies you every instant.
Don't believe in the reality
of good and bad experences
they are like today's ephemeral weather.
Like rainbows in the sky
wanting to grasp the ungraspable.
You will exhaust yourself in vain.
As soon as you open and relax
this tight fist of grasping
infinite space it is there.
Open, inviting, and comfortable.
Make use of this spaciousness.
Fore this is freedom and natural ease.
Don't search any further.
Don't go into the tangled jungle,
looking for the great awakened elephant
who is already resting quietly at home
in front of you own hearth.
Nothing to do or undo.
Nothing to force.
Nothing to want.
And nothing missing.
Everything happens by itself!

1 comment:

twit said...

You tickle me :]