The River of Life

“The average man is either victorious or defeated and, depending on that, he becomes a persecutor or a victim. These two conditions are prevalent as long as one does not see. Seeing dispels the illusion of victory, or defeat, or suffering.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

“Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas. Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness. I take it for granted that to create a tree I condemn a seed to rot. If the first act of resistance comes too late it is doomed to defeat. But it is, nevertheless, the awakening of resistance. Life may grow from it as from a seed.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Just checking in, here. The past few weeks have been way intense. It’s been hard to get myself motivated to write a daily post. No biggie in the long run. I’ll get my positivity back before too long, I suppose, but in the meantime I shall still aspire to a daily post anyway. Hmmph. I could get grouchy today but I don’t care to. Let’s do the Hallmark approach: tis but a rocky patch in the river of life. Sounds kinda sorta Taoist to me as well. Yeh, I’ll go the Taoist way today. Sounds like a plan.

Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously

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