"The light at the end of tunnel may be you for somebody."-Jordie Jordan
Almost all non-literate mythology has a trickster-hero of some kind. … And there’s a very special property in the trickster: he always breaks in, just as the unconscious does, to trip up the rational situation. He’s both a fool and someone who’s beyond the system. And the trickster represents all those possibilities of life that your mind hasn’t decided it wants to deal with. The mind structures a lifestyle, and the fool or trickster represents another whole range of possibilities. He doesn’t respect the values that you’ve set up for yourself, and smashes them.
"…The fool is the breakthrough of the absolute into the field of controlled social orders.
A GREAT REVELATION
You don’t have to believe, judge, delete, or act upon your ‘negative’ thoughts.
Just notice them.
Observe with fascination.
They soon pass like clouds into nothingness and silence, leaving no trace.
They are not your enemies, and ultimately, they are not even ‘negative’.
They are just thoughts.
Let them stay, let them go.
They are innocent clouds in a vast sky of awareness.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
When I consider this carefully, I find not a single property which with certainty separates the waking state from the dream. How can you be certain that your whole life is not a dream?
Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself,
to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love,
of deep warm friendship to yourself.
In this way there is no longer any need
for the subtle aggression of self-improvement,
for the endless guilt of not doing enough.
It offers the possibility of an end to the ceaseless round of trying so hard
that wraps so many people’s lives in a knot.
Instead there is now meditation as an act of love.
How endlessly delightful and encouraging.