Friday, October 19, 2007

"Straighten Yourself, Straighten the Crooked" - Gautama Buddha

We are not in our bodies;

our bodies are
in us.
For this reason alone -
it's not useful to focus on faults and ailments -
to the extent they must define us.
We can aspire
to our own inner authority, to our own values
and moral codes:
we can witness our faults and ailments
We know in our hearts
if there's something we're doing wrong
we can change it,
and that is enough.

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