Drifting Memories

Art and Words to settle my mind

Life

We can become.

A lifetime of seeking, of learning,
New life bursting inquisitive, need to know,
This bond of knowledge, passed old to new,
All the old wisdom to be learned and added to,

This journey of humanity, if we but stay the course,
Can we put aside ego, strife, and violence,
Can we return to respect and equality,
Can we become as meant to be,

One family, brothers, and sisters,
One quest together and whole,
Return to our part in creation,
Can we respect and honor,

Can we be together…

 

-easy…

WisdomAndYouth

My Most Recent Teachings

 Stretch a bow to the fullest, and you’ll end up wishing you had stopped at the right time, Holding and filling your bowl to overflowing almost guarantees a quick burn and mess, for you’ll never be able to stop in time to avoid them.
Sharpen a knife-edge to a razor’s keenness and you’ll find it grows dull too quickly as to be of any use.
When gold and precious things fill your home, can it ever be well enough guarded to relieve your stress and worry over its theft?
To be proud of money, of title, of things, of false glory’s heaped on you, all will bring you nothing but ruin. Wealth and place/race/breeding/insolence only serve to slowly harm, not only yourself, but all those around you leaving nothing but a smoking useless ruin.
If your work is done, retire and embrace your satisfaction and happiness. Satisfaction at a work well done, and happiness over how great life truly is.
That is Creation’s way. Sadly, it is very much in opposition to the ways of mankind today, and throughout history…

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. The softest substance will radiate through even the hardest. So therein we can know that what is most yielding can eventually overwhelm the hard.

Formless penetrates any crevice, in being substance-less, it can enter where there is no space, all of this could be described as a not-yet-being entering and jostling the non-space. That is how I know the value of action that is in the action-less. Through this I can also know the benefit or advantage of taking no action, allowing things to become as they were meant to be naturally in their own time.

There can be teaching without words simply by one being the example by walking their path true and faithful to their understanding of life and Creation. To teach without words can be the most accomplish manner of teaching, allowing the students seeking their answers to find them within themselves with the aid of the example. Still few can understand such efforts. And there can be solid value in action that results from the action-less, or the advantage of taking no apparent action. Yes, the resulting benefit of taking no action is without comparison. It can be heartbreaking that so few understand it, but it is one of the most inspired paths of being…

What others have taught, I endeavour to teach also, for the wisdom obtained by others along their paths only serves to increase the growth of wisdom within myself, aiding me in the finding my own answers within myself, and in the sharing of such I am able to aid others in their finding of their own paths to growth, wisdom, and contentment…

Creation gave birth to one, that one gave birth successively to two things, three things, and up to everything, all life, and everybody in the whole world we know. Thus are we not of one family?

In knowing Creation the only motion is birth and return…

The person of superior virtue is hardly conscious of their virtue, and so they can and will remain virtuous…

By stripping ourselves of desire, true rest can be achieved, almost brought on by itself, the whole body, country, or world will be at rest of its own accord. And next the world, perhaps by the example of somebody leading by example, could achieve peace of its own accord. Just me dreaming perhaps, but perhaps not…

The best students of knowledge and wisdom succeed by learning a little bit day by day, and by having patience enough to accept the slower pace…

Anyone can know what is happening all over the world without going out of their doors. Inner wisdom brings full understanding

One can see Creation wroth of the entirety oft the wide beyond clearly, right here without looking, without the need of looking out ones windows, you can see all the ways and wonders of that beyond right here and now.

Then, the meaning is the further one travels the less one knows. So the wise can at times arrive without going and know without going about, they can understand deeply without the need of seeing, Or they will achieve enlightenment without any visible action…

Too many words cause exhaustion,
(Whether In the mind or from the mouth)
Better to abide in stillness and simplicity…

-Tao

Emptiness often appears barren yet is infinite in its fullness…

We define poetry now,
Not by rhyme and meter,
But as a patterned intensity of language,
The whole thing is poetry. The whole of life is poetry,
You yourself are poetry in vivid living motion…

Failure is our greatest teacher,
Blame blinds us to her lessons,

Learn it, know it, live it…

Embracing Creation, you become embraced,
Supple, breathing gently, you become reborn,
Clearing your vision, you become clear,
Nurturing your beloved, you become impartial,
Opening your heart, you become accepted,
Accepting the World, you embrace Tao,
Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is a loving existence…

The wisest of us are the ones who know what they do not know…

“The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.”
Live with calm serenity, hold dear each precious moment, sharing your loving care with all of Creation.

-easy and Tao

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”

-Tao

“A person with outward courage dares to die; a person with inner courage dares to live.” Will you live?

-Tao

A reminder;

“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”
Think about it for a while, realize that you only truths are the ones you find within you, place there at the moment of Creation. Relearn to listen to those gifts

-Tao

Coming into life, is a trip through to the entrance to death,
For all that live will die, thus the circle is complete upon our return home…

Those who follow the path of death live only for gain and power,
Those who live a life of anger, excess, and selfishness move faster toward death, Lost souls, blinded by their ego driven existence, uncaring, unloved, always alone, Chasing false dark rainbows, and always needing to have more things, more control over others,
Why? Because these poor souls have lost their connection with the truths and wisdoms placed within them…

The followers of living true are good at cultivating life, Travelling along their paths, they do not encounter enemy or strife, At being forced into an army, they are not harmed by weapons or attacks, Enemies have nowhere to place their bullets, nowhere to lodge their blades, Why? Because those focused on living have no place for death’s calling. Not time for worry or despair, too deeply focused on the most positive gifts found in each and every single moment…

I am an old man, but even in that I can remind all who see me of the happy innocence once enjoyed in our youth.

Grounded in silent contemplation, the wise are delighted at the wonders found there.

By accepting the of whole of Life as the Bliss it is, the wisest of us dissolve fear to nothingness.

Focusing only on truth allows the wise to have nothing but truth everywhere.

By seeing only goodness in everything, then you have only only goodness in your life…

The Sage’s mind is seems as empty as space, People struggle to understand and know her. They look to her and wait for enlightenment. She continues to treat them as her own children, Loving care without an end, protecting, teaching, And the in time, they grow, they know themselves…

The Sage

The Sage’s mind is seems as empty as space,
People struggle to understand and know her.
They look to her and wait for enlightenment.
She continues to treat them as her own children,
Loving care without an end, protecting, teaching,
And the in time, they grow, they know themselves…

When there is nothing to gain, There is nothing to lose.
The secret; “Nothing is Something, Special and Indefinable,”
Embracing in everything,

Hold close all that comes your way,
Find meaning within the smallest of things,
Everything in Creation is precious and sacred,
Cherish mistakes for the learning they bring you,
Waste none of the miraculous wonders within each day,
Give more than you receive, help the fallen in their struggles,
Share loving respect to your family, friends, and strangers you meet,
And most of all, forsake EGO, respect, know, and love even yourself…

Make today ‘The Day.’Take hold of your life, take the steps into creating your existence exactly as you want it. Only you have the power to bring happiness and love into your world right now. The power was put within you right from the start. You need to remember as a friend reminded me “Don’t act like your destiny’s already set” but create only the best of futures for yourself and those around you, building a great future for those yet to come. Be as you were meant to be, happy and free…

Before you speak answer these three questions first;
Is it Kind?
Is it True?
Is it Necessary?

Walk in peace and beauty…-easy

 

My Pain Within

By myself I walk this path,
And I cannot ask but still I wish,
I need so little just joys and hope,
Dreams to hold an impassioned love,
Reaching right out in most loving care,
I will give and give by bringing you laughs,
In seeing your pain I’m driven to rush to aid,
Yet I hide these truths behind these my smiles,
Knowing the jokes hide an agonizing by the pain,
Many of you I’m fooling to think you might know me,
But you never will for this is only my life of lies on lies,

-easy

I am not focusing on an inner pain brought from doubt, heartbreak, or despair with this writing, but rather from an overwhelming physical pain, a pain I use deep meditation constantly in order to ‘keep it from winning.’ I was crushed from just above the waist down back in 1999 the result of which left me in a wheel chair with many physical challenges, and an existence truly racked with chronic pain. Because of who I am I fight daily to hide the truth of this pain from others, not a ‘pride thing at all, but my need to not allow my pain to impact other endangering their own peace. I must if I am to be true to my own innate sense of being. All I have to deal with this problem is a deep level of meditation, a depth I must maintain around the clock, even in sleep. Now, nearing the end of this path, I share the truth in the hope that others dealing with their own such difficulties with find some solace in the knowledge that there are others that truly understand the battle they face each day, and my heartfelt hope the my example can give them the inspiration to win-out over their own massive battle in a way that bring peace and happiness back into their lives. I would say to the “You can be happy, you can live a wonderful love filled existence by making each day the most positive you can, by embracing every little joy you can, focusing only on the best, and allowing the pain to fade into the background. Creation gave us the tools to manage any challenge if only we rediscover them within ourselves, rediscover by making peace with ourselves, learning to trust in ourselves, and know the can make our lives exactly as we want them to be. I would share strength and care with you all, freely and with love…
Namaste,  -easy

PainAndLoss

The Way

The Way is a void,
Used but never used up,
An uncountable abyss it is,
From which all things come,

It blunts sharpness,
Resolves tangles,
It tempers light,
Subdues turmoil.

A deep pool it is,
Never to run dry,
Whose offspring it may be,
None can know but in dream,
It is like a preface to Source,

Inspiration to our time of return…

What is your Way?

-easy

Jamie

With love,
My dear friend,
Listen to me as I beg,
Simple words perhaps, but truth,
You are the strongest most loving soul I know,
So much you give, so much yet for you to be sharing,
Hold on tight to all of the loving blessings filling your life,
This tiniest of moment, the miracle within that tiny life holding you,
Know in you heart that your coming future will be wondrously sublime,
I know the deep emptiness within you from his sudden tragic absence,
He is crying to be from with you, but he’s crying more for your pain,
He needs to see your suffering end, needs your happiness returned,
As does that most special little soul resting close at your side,
Gather yourself up, embracing the beauty of being again,
Re-embrace the charms abundant encompassing you,
Feel his loving arms still holding you so close,
The passion never lost, for he travels as yet,
There are no ends, only changes of being,
Put trust in yourself, trust in him,
You are one in spirit’s bond,
Embrace the love of life,
Allow yourself to heal,
Allow yourself to be,
Once again whole,
Be you, Be…

easy…
JamieSnuggle

Awareness

In being,
Simply living,
Embracing Creation,
To gift to all an open smile,
My little child nettling in my lap,
Streaks of red and amber, blossoming day,
Joyous sounds filling the air, my children at play,
As the star falls into the night, it brightens my world,
For healing my pain, an almost silent whisper of the winds,

In seeing a need in another, my must soul reach out to help,
Simplicity of silence breeds understanding, peace, love,
Non judgemental listening ear, building compassion,
Extending my hand, much love to share freely,
This the import part of a life of happiness,
But a small part of blessings held,
A glorious life to be lived,
And your part too,
So lucky I am,
Thank you,

easy…

Awareness