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Daily Obstruction: Crucifix

18 Oct

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Crucifix

 

The future and the past both cast a specter upon the present forming the shadow of a cross.

 

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Daily Obstruction: Shift

16 Oct

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Shift

 

I have fled, flourished, floundered, and failed.  Then I was found, fed, fêted, and set free.  Glory be.

 

Daily Obstruction: Thelema

15 Oct

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Thelema

 

 

Use me as Thou wilt.  I’m yours.

Resistance is folly.

You have broken me.

You have opened me.

You have sounded me.

My will has left me bereft.

Your will is all I have left.

Carry me upon the cosmic current

like so many sparks of light

coalescing in the darkest night.

As you form me, ephemeral though “I” may be,

ʼtis Your energy to fashion as You see fit.

Far be it for the flame to rebuke the fuel.

ʼTis not for the fire to take the wood to task for its use.

ʼTis all that You sustain me now,

dependently arising within a universe that, like a tidal river, ever ebbs and flows.

Daily Obstruction: Artistic Bent

6 Oct

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Artistic Bent

 

The most intense adversity can act as a crucible for creativity.

Daily Obstruction: Entropy

4 Oct

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Entropy

 

We are no longer able to get our bearings because before we can ascertain where we are, all the points of reference have already shifted.

Daily Obstruction: Either/Or

25 Aug

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Either/Or

 

Every morning I wake up and I have a choice to make between believing that I have a purpose and accepting that I’m nothing but dust and water in an infinite expanse of more dust and water.  Most mornings I choose the former because I could not live by accepting the latter.  Some mornings, however, I have not the strength to choose and so I accept and. . . remarkably, on those days when nothing matters, it’s not so bad.

Daily Obstruction: State of Being and Process of Becoming

23 Aug

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State of Being and Process of Becoming

 

Defeat is not failure.  Failure is giving up, not trying, dropping out.  Failure is a mental state.  Defeat is part of a process.  One can be defeated but not be a failure.