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The Beginning and The End

  The Beginning and The End Do your duty and live well--hard to understand yet easy to do. Live with your duty and do well--easy to understand yet hard to do. We are often presented with this conundrum.  The search of a whole lifetime comes down to what is right, but what is right changes infinitely over a lifetime.  When I finish my day, sometimes there is a noble aspect that looms over what I have done, giving me a confidence to carry on in my endeavors, then at other times everything seems worthless, things happen and I am just a part of some growing confusion. 'The rain,  Once the light has restored  Its nature to the leaves,  Forgets the joy of its burden  To leave the rest of us in peace...' (Excerpt from Day-Keepers published in The Uninitiated ) Light and dark, rain and sun, good and bad, the extremes of everything that is imaginable take place here on this earth; their consequences, their moral aspect, take place in us; we are at once a part of the earth and of th

The Beginning and The End

  The Beginning and The End Do your duty and live well--hard to understand yet easy to do. Live with your duty and do well--easy to understand yet hard to do. We are often presented with this conundrum.  The search of a whole lifetime comes down to what is right, but what is right changes infinitely over a lifetime.  When I finish my day, sometimes there is a noble aspect that looms over what I have done, giving me a confidence to carry on in my endeavors, then at other times everything seems worthless, things happen and I am just a part of some growing confusion. 'The rain,  Once the light has restored  Its nature to the leaves,  Forgets the joy of its burden  To leave the rest of us in peace...' (Excerpt from Day-Keepers published in The Uninitiated ) Light and dark, rain and sun, good and bad, the extremes of everything that is imaginable take place here on this earth; their consequences, their moral aspect, take place in us; we are at once a part of the earth and of th

The Eternal World

  The Eternal World The search to find good and do good, that is where our most complexing ideas lie.  To find money and be rich, that is where most of our desires lay.  The longer we look to these things as goals, the more importance they hold in reality.  To take a thought and keep coming back to it as one who eats his breakfast every morning, or as a song we can't get out of our head, eternalizes it; it creates an image of the world based around that very idea.   The path that was taken by foot is now a highway, the spot where our ancestors sat is now a city; things suddenly take on their own gravity, we are pulled to them not so much because we believe they are right, but because they are engrained with an irresistible urge.  We are living in a world of these ideas with all of their accumulations, with all of their forces and proper universes, and yet even as that world ends we still want to carry on as if it were eternal.   Something then must be pulling all of these ideas and