While poets and philosophers have searched for the “perfect metaphor,” the alert have realized that it is right before us: Things-As-They-Are.
The symbol of a serpent swallowing its own tail does not represent the culmination of life—but life as it forever is.
No matter where,
no matter when,
no matter the language, the customs, the culture,
no matter the people’s simplicity or sophistication,
what one attribute do all of man’s many religions ascribe to God?
That he is “unchanging.”
…Quite a coincidence, huh? Next.
A Report on Reticence:
The silence that speaks so forcefully to the alert
is both external and public,
internal and personal.
A man asked a mystic, “Is experiencing The Secret the-most-fun-you-can-have-with-your-clothes-on?”
And the super-wired-one replied, “How about the-most-fun-you-can-have-and-still-be-conscious?”
(And the man seemed satisfied…least as much so as is possible for someone in man’s normal condition.)