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Kōans

Story

There are stories
And there are stories
Made
Of
The Way.
These stories
Burn
In
The furnace
Of
Eternity.

Death of a Pilgrim

The Pilgrim
May expect
To return
To something
Familiar.
But at some point
Realizes
There is
No return.
What was
Known
Can never
Be known
Again
In the same
Way
As before.
There is only
Arriving
New
Forever.

Time is of the Essence

Time is of the essence.
Time is essence
Essence is time.
Timelessness streams through time
As time affords timelessness meaning, function and form:
Play!
Don't stop to think about it
Your're running out of time.

Legacy

If you want to become a self-made man ask yourself not only what you envision for your life. Ask yourself also, who will you be when this is all fulfilled and stripped away? Who will you be on your deathbed? What will emanate from your spirit as a result of life and your true visions making you?
Whatever you desire and envision is simply the play that will make you. Visions, if they are true and not tainted with anything that does not truly arise from you, are simply the course(s) that will weave your essential cloth, the shirt you leave behind for others to touch and be inspired by.
That is legacy.

Elder Knows

Elder knows where you stand
And what kind of tree you are
Put down that burden.
He knows how tall you'll grow
And what kind of medicine you are carrying
Put down that burden.
Elder knows you as you read these words
She resides both in the walls that hold you and in the chair you are sitting in
Put down that burden.
Elder knows your every move
Before you do
Put down that burden.