"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

29 July 2021



Ch'ui the draftsman 
Could draw more perfect circles freehand 
Than with a compass.  
His fingers brought forth 
Spontaneous forms from nowhere. 
His mind 
Was meanwhile free and without concern 
With what he was doing. 
No application was needed 
His mind was perfectly simple 
And knew no obstacle. 
So, when the shoe fits 
The foot is forgotten, 
When the belt fits 
The belly is forgotten, 
When the heart is right 
"For" and "against" are forgotten. 
 No drives no compulsions, 
No needs, no attractions: 
Then your affairs 
Are under control. 
You are a free man. 
Easy is right. 
Begin right 
And you are easy. 
Continue easy and you are right. 
The right way to go easy 
Is to forget the right way 
And forget that the going is easy. 

Chuang Tzu

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