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Lighten Up. Play The Fool

In Seeing the Eye Disappears No. 2, oil on paper, 2010

 

You’re going to do stupid stuff from time to time. You’ll make mistakes and you’ll go down dead paths for years on end. Don’t sweat it.

Whatever you do, wherever you go, you do it and you go there for some reason. Discover that reason, and let yourself be the fool. You could be an addict; you could be a lousy parent. You might have done something really, genuinely terrible. Or you could just be so far from your potential that you hate yourself sometimes. Don’t. Don’t do it.

Don’t. Don’t do it.

We all suffer our brains out on this path. I am suffering, you’re suffering; heck even that lucky lady with all the money is Suffering. Her. Self. To. Death. The thing is, you’re either doing it consciously, even willingly, or you’re in denial. If you’re among the rare beings who has so purified yourself that you suffer no more, well then you’re a bodhisattva and you’ve done your time; now you’re here to help redeem the rest of us.

If you’re among the rare beings who has so purified yourself that you suffer no more, well then you’re a bodhisattva and you’ve done your time; now you’re here to help redeem the rest of us.

Listen — the point is that you are already wonderful, amazing, a bright light, and endlessly creative. It’s just a matter of finding that power behind the mask and layers. Playing the fool, even if it leads to temporary disaster, is never a bad idea in the long run — because maybe, just maybe, you will find wisdom, growth, potential.

Lighten up and let yourself drift a little — or a lot.

 

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Do it now.

 

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