This is a photo of a quote taped on a friend’s favorite spot, her desk.
We read it so many times, make up meanings and meanings change depending in our moods. For most time we make fun out of it.
An ant goes round and round without
Like all beings in the six realms of
Born here and dying there without
Now becoming a hungry ghost, then
If you are searching for freedom from
You must hear the sound of one hand.
These are still resonant words.
Take a break from the clamorous rat
race of modern life.
She was searching for freedom from suffering is the focal point of this quote. Freedom means death. And we both just listened for it to come. And it did come for her and I did not hear it coming.
What is the sound of one hand clapping? Well, it’s actually a sign for the deaf. You raise your hand or hands and start shaking them up in the air. This is how the deaf clap their hands. No sound.
Writing can be a true spiritual discipline. Writing can help us to concentrate, to get in touch with the deeper stirrings of our hearts, to clarify our minds, to process confusing emotions, to reflect on our experiences, to give artistic expression to what we are living, and to store significant events in our memories. Writing can also be good for others who might read what we write.
Quite often a difficult, painful, or frustrating day can be “redeemed” by writing about it. By writing we can claim what we have lived and thus integrate it more fully into our journeys. Then writing can become life saving for us and sometimes for others too.
Like walking off a cliff, nothing to hold on
One day she’s there, next day she’s gone
Part of my world, part of my life
To honour and obey, to be my wife
Till death do us part, in some future time
All of a sudden, no longer be mine
Life taken back, her soul reclaimed
My heart is broken, full of flame
But time has no mercy, life has no goal
You only live once, or never at all.
I am enjoying reading this site unfortunately it is the end of the blog. I asked the writer if this site will remain open because I am interested in reading further. The writer will leave it open for two weeks. If you are so incline to read, this is your chance.