there’s a common misconception, i think, in trying to unpack ancient eastern thought, and in trying to integrate it into a modern or western way of thinking. there is the older paradigm. the view so often portrayed in eastern philosophy
inside the seed, inside the sapling, all of the DNA, the building blocks, the potential to be the tree — they’re all already there. and since all “time” is now, the tree, in every stage of its life, already exists.
what is it to surrender to the pace of life? the embarrassing and liberating reality that life happens without you. flowers bloom, seasons change, beings die…all without your consent or approval or even your awareness. life requires none of your
a breath before we begin.