Monthly Archives: September 2014

29f0914 BLOK / T.T.

29f0914 BLOK / T.T.

From ISLANDS, THE UNIVERSE, HOME by Gretel Ehrlich

pp. 78:

“I search for the possible in the impossible.  Nothing. Then I try the opposite, but the yellow leaves shaped like mouths, just laugh!  Tell me, how can I shut out the longing to comprehend?”

Get control of the ego!

Tantric Taoism

28a0914 BLOK / T.T.

28a0914 BLOK / T.T.

From ISLANDS, THE UNIVERSE, HOME, by Gretel Ihrlich

pp 64:

(Great description of the ‘monkey mind!’)

“I sit to sweep the mind leaves, which I think of as a tree’s discontinuous skin, but keep falling as if mocking my attempt to see past my own skin, past the rueful, cantankerous, despairing, laughing racket in my head!”

Note, this is the ‘monkey mind,’ the ego, generally out of control, zigzagging, bouncing around like a pinball trying to score points.

For peace of mind, you must get control of your ego!

How to?

Tantric Taoism

26a0914 BLOK / T.T.

26a0914 BLOK / T.T.

from ISLANDS, THE UNIVERSE, HOME by Gretel Ehlich

epigraph #2:

“The most valuable thoughts which I entertain are anything but what I thought.  Nature ‘abwhores’ a vacuum (because of enantiodromia), and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness (being open) I am sure to be filled (completed)!”

H.D. Thoreau

Note, this is basically stilling the Buddhist’s  ‘Monkey Mind.’  Subduing the ego!  Letting go of fear!

Tantric Taoism